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December 17, 2017

11/20/2017 7:29:00 AM
Funeral service for Dorothy Keller Nov. 21 in Pleasant Grove

The funeral service for Dorothy C. Keller, 88, of Stewartville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ in Pleasant Grove, with Rev. Lance Lorenz officiating. Burial and a committal service will follow at Union Cemetery in Pleasant Grove.
Mrs. Keller died on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, of natural causes at Golden Living Center East in Rochester where she had been a resident since June of this year.
Dorothy Cain was born on June 25, 1929 in Dodge County, Minnesota to Frank and Ruth (Flowers) Cain. She grew up in rural Claremont, attended country school and graduated from Claremont High School in 1947. She was employed for a few years at Jostens Co. in Owatonna. Dorothy was married on Feb. 23, 1952 in Dodge Center, to Donald W. Keller. The couple farmed and lived in rural Dodge Center and rural Spring Valley, before moving to the Keller family farm in 1967, where they raised their family and lived for many years. Dorothy was a farmwife and homemaker and was employed for a number of years at the Stewartville Care Center in its laundry department until her retirement. Donald was a lifelong dairy farmer. Mr. Keller died on Aug. 27, 1987. Dorothy was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. She enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening and time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by one daughter and two sons, Kathryn (Gary) Finley of Rochester, Kevin of Rochester and John of Stewartville; five grandchildren, Gary Lee Finley, Jennifer (Pat) Sexton, Blake Keller, Kurtis Keller and Kallie Keller.
She was preceeded in death by her parents and an infant brother, John.
A time of visitation for friends and family will take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday morning. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.

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