Wilda Keller 84 of Harvey died Monday December 30, 2013 at the St. Aloisius Nursing Home in Harvey. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2014 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Harvey, ND. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday Jan. 5 with prayer services Sunday at 7 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Wilda Swedlund Keller was born June 21, 1929, in Harvey, ND, to Roy and Bessie (Guernsey) Swedlund. She was raised in Harvey and graduated from Harvey High School in 1947. Wilda married the love of her life, Steve Keller, on July 21, 1947. Together, they purchased the Swedlund family home where they raised their 10 children. Steve died in 2005.
Wilda is survived by three sons, Steven (Beckee) Harvey, Geoff (Bev) Glendale, AZ, Tom (Lori) Becker, MN; five daughters, Paulette (Bob) Deutsch, Northwood, Julie (Rockie) Stavn, Bismarck, Mary (Carson) Steiner, Dickinson, Kathy (Kent) Taylor, Watford City, Debbie (Steve) Kourajian, Harvey; daughter-in-law Gail, Bismarck; 27 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Una, Joyce, Audrey and brother Otis. Wilda was preceded in death by her parents; husband Steve; sons Mike and Tim.