Leon Keller, 75, of Ava, Missouri, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at his home in Ava.
A memorial service was held February 26 at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home Chapel in Ava. Interment will be at the Elbert Cemetery in Elbert, Colo. at a later date.
Leon was born March 16, 1937, in Miller, S.D. to Joseph and Lila (Kane) Keller, and grew up in the area.
Leon worked in the construction business most of his adult life. After he retired he went into the rental business, where he enjoyed meeting new people and helping them.
Leon married Teresa on March 11, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Leon was a resident of the Ava community for the last couple of years, and he continually expressed how happy he was to have moved to that community.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and children, and also enjoyed fishing and discussing politics.
Leon is survived by his wife, Teresa Keller; four sons, James (Kathy) Keller, Brian (Molly) Keller, Kevin (Melissa) Keller and Sean (Sherry) Keller; two daughters, Sheila (John) Dudzinski and Debra (Bart) Bolejack; 13 grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Evelyn; and three brothers, Gene, Carl and Don.
Memorial contributions may be made to Neighbor Helping Neighbor. On line condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com.