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Inge Martha Keller
(11-26-1941 - 11-08-2019)

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 Inge Martha (Zoellner) Keller 77, of Elgin Passed away November 8, 2019. She was surrounded by her family. She was born November 26, 1941, in Oberstradham, Germany. Inge moved to America with her family April 1954. Where she would go on to become an American Citizen. She graduated from Burlington Central High School, Burlington, Illinois. After high school Inge went on to waitress at Allen’s Corner where she would meet her future husband, Jerry Keller. Inge went on to become the bookkeeper for the family business, The Old Heidelberg Tavern in Barrington Hills, Illinois. On June 17, 1967, Inge and Jerry married, and shared 48 years together before his passing in 2015. Also, on that same date she would become Mother to 3 of her 4 children: John ( Donna) Keller, Dundee, FL Joy (Martin) Hernandez, Elgin, Il James Keller, deceased 2015. A few years later her 4th child, Edward Keller of Elgin, arrived. When The Old Heidelberg Tavern was sold, Inge became the Kitchen Manager for The American Legion Post 57, Elgin. After 35 plus years Inge retired, but continued to serve and volunteer at the Post up until her passing. Inge also served and was a member of The Elgin Turner Club, Elgin, Il. She was a member of The Turner’s Bowling League together with her husband, Jerry. She was extremely sociable. She knew somebody everywhere she went, even in another state. Inge remembered everyone’s name, birthday, and anniversary. She is survived by her sidlings: Dieter ( Carole) Zoellner, Ruskin, FL, Gunther Zoellner, Bradenton, FL, and Edmond ( Jamie) Zoellner, Landcaster, SC. and nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews. 2 Inge was blessed with many grandchildren that she loved very much: Monique (Tim) Johansson, Louis Pilcher, John and Roger Keller, Tracy Tolley, Tiffany Marshall, Allyssa Brackett, and Grace and Cody(Keller). A Great- Grandson with whom she shared a very special and close relationship: Aidan Johansson. A Great-Granddaughter, that she was able to meet just before her passing, Harlow Lasley. And Great Grandchildren: Jace Tolley, Shyann, Mycah, Logan,and Keegan Doogan of Southern Illinois. Inge was preceded in death by her: mother, Martha Zoellner, her Father, Christian Johan Zoellner, husband, Jerry Keller, and son, James Keller. Inge will continue to be loved, cherished, and will be missed by family and friends she leaves behind. She will leave a large void in the hearts of those that will miss her. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 5-9 pm. Viewing Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10-11 am and Funeral following at Laird Funeral Home 310 South State Street Elgin, Il 60123 Phone - 847-741-8800. Internment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park Elgin, Illinois 30w730 US Highway Route 20. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Inge’s name to: Saint John’s Lutheran School 109 North Spring Street Elgin, Illinois 60120. For Information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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