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Wilbur “Tinker” Keller Jr.
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Obituary for Wilbur “Tinker” Keller Jr.

Wilbur L. “Tinker” Keller, Jr., passed away May 20, 2018 at CHI Mercy Hospital.

He was born in Auburn, Nebraska on November 9, 1946 to the late Wilbur and Betty (Lucas) Keller. He graduated from Tech High in Omaha and retired from Union Pacific Railroad.

Tinker is survived by his wife, Leslie Keller; children, Stephanie Ragan (Keith), Jerry Keller (Kristin), Michelle Keller, Patrick Keller (Jackie); stepchildren, Corey Novotny (Allison), Nate Novotny (Becky), Jessica Christensen (Onnie); brother, Charlie Keller (Diane); sisters, Patty Keller-Griffin, Linda Lesley (Dave), Connie Dutson (Todd), Terri Jo Markham (Skip); grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and many other family and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Omaha National Cemetery. The family will direct memorials.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hoy | Kilnoski Funeral Home & Crematory

1221 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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10:00 AM
Hoy | Kilnoski Funeral Home & Crematory

1221 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Cemetery Details


Omaha National Cemetery

14250 Schram Road
Omaha, NE 68138


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