Lillian Keller, 92, went home to her heavenly Father on Dec. 3, 2016. She was born Dec. 18, 1924 to Ole and Agnes Goldal in Minnesota.
Left to remember and miss their beautiful mother are son Jim Keller, daughter Teri (Ron) Hackworth and Kathy (Ron) Wanner; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends that knew her as Aunt Lil; plus sisters-in-law Ruth Brackett and Elsie Karoush.
Preceding her in death were her mother and dad; her beloved husband of 69 years Henry, whom she had dearly missed; sisters Agnes Litchfield and Alpha Souderhintz Mason; nephews, nieces, brothers- and sisters-in-law, and many dear friends.
Lillian lived back east until moving to Lodi in the 1940s, attending Lodi schools. In 1946, she married Henry, becoming a wife and homemaker. Over the years she enjoyed being a room mother, bowling, gambling, going to the cabin, cruises, her many pets that she lovingly tended, singing, crocheting, vegetable gardening and sharing her bounty with family and friends, and much more. Most of all, she loved her family. She was a jewel and her family was blessed spending time with her and thankful to God for the wonderful memories and love woven into the tapestry of their lives. With love for their mama, they look forward to one day being reunited after a job well done.
Visitation will be held Monday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a service at 12 p.m., at Ben Salas Funeral Home in Galt. Burial will be private.