Mary Keller, 96, Parshall, formerly of Minot, died Sunday, July 12 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Parshall.
Mary Ann Schnellbach was born Sept. 14, 1912, a daughter of Melchior and Barbara (Neigel) Schnellbach in Round Lake Township, rural Orrin. She was raised and educated in the Orrin area.
Mary married Joseph Keller Oct. 20, 1931, in Orrin. They made their home on a farm northwest of Karlsruhe for 36 years. In 1967, they moved to Minot. Joseph passed away March 14, 2000.
Following her husband’s death, she continued to reside in Minot until 2006, when she moved to the Rock View Good Samaritan Center in Parshall.
She was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot, and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting and fishing.
Surviving family includes: sons, Eugene (Cecelia) Keller, Minot, Leo (Beverly) Keller, Minot, Leonard (Annette) Keller, Dickinson, Michael Keller, Grand Forks; daughters, Agnes (Evan) Elvestad, Foxholm, and Dolores Christensen, Bakersfield, Calif.; daughters-in-law, Roberta Keller, Chula Vista, Calif.; Ardyce Keller, Bakersfield, Calif., and Roxanne Keller, Minneapolis; 34 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph; infant son, Edward; an infant baby girl; sons, Robert, Richard and Alvin Keller; grandsons, Joseph Grant Keller and Mark Elvestad; great-grandson, Josh Marcotte; daughter-in-law, Barbara Keller; sisters, Barbara Schnellbach, Margaret Neigel and Julia Volk; and brothers, John, Laurenzius and Joseph Schnellbach.
Funeral: Monday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Sunday from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Vigil prayer service: Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online register and share memories may access the online obituaries section at (www.thompsonlarson.com).
Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot
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