William Henry "Sonny" Keller Sr., 75, of Athelstane, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich. with his wife, Betty by his side. William was born July 29, 1937, to the late William and Loretta (Maske) Keller at Lloyd's Hospital in menominee, Mich.
William enlisted in the Navy in January 1955 and served in the Korean War. He married the former Carol Cummings on January 25, 1958. They had five children. He later married the former Betty Bruette on September 12, 1980 and they had two children.
William is survived by children: William (Amy) Keller Jr. of Peshtigo, Michael (Laura Maye) Keller of Marinette, Tammy (Ron) Coble of Harmony, Susan (Dan) Nordquist of Marinette, Aaron (Shauna Marcussen) Keller of Marinette, and Dawn (Kevin) Nelezen of Crivitz. He is further survived by 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Loretta; a son, Mark Allen Keller, and a granddaughter, Cortney Coble, a sister, Ruth Rynning.
Family and friends may call at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz, Thursday, May 9th at 8 a.m. until time of service at St. Mary Church in Crivitz at 11 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating.
Burial to follow at Forest Home Cemetery in Athelstane where Military Honors will be held.