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Lucille I. Keller

Mar 4, 2011

Lucille I. Keller

Lucille I. (Anderson) Keller, the daughter of Andrew and Bridgett (Barrett) Anderson was born August 26, 1919 in the home of her parents in rural Barton, North Dakota. She died at the age of 91 years on Saturday, February 26, 1919 at the ManorCare Center in Minot, North Dakota, where she had been a resident for a short time.

She was raised in the rural Barton home of her parents and received her education in a country school near her home. On September 6, 1949, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Keller in Devils Lake, North Dakota. The couple made their home in Rugby during the winter months and would move to their farm in Karlsruhe during the farming season. Lawrence died January 26, 1995. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby and its confraternity of Christian Mothers and enjoyed baking and was a gracious hostess to her family and friends. Lucille was a very independent and determined woman, mowing her own lawn and removing the snow from the sidewalks and driveway until she was 84 and then supervising those she hired to do it. At 86, she decided to move to the Haaland Estates and became best friends with Regarda Brandon, they were inseparable. She was once married to Lester Flaten. She will be sadly and deeply missed by those who knew her.

She is survived by two daughters, Rose (Douglas) Heilman of Surrey and Betty (Keith) Hartwig of West Fargo; twenty grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren plus one due in May; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; one son, Leonard Flaten; two daughters, Lois (Flaten) Volk and Lila (Flaten) Volk; two grandsons, Mario Lang Volk and Larry Allen Volk, Jr.; one sister, Helen Bjerke; two brothers, Donald and Mahlon Anderson; and her parents.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, March 4, 2011, at Little Flower Catholic Church, Rugby, with spring burial in the church cemetery.

Fr. Tom Graner was Celebrant. Music was provided by Galen Mack, vocalist/cantor, and Glenda Mack, organist.

Honorary bearers were all grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Casketbearers were her grandsons, Dennis, Warren, David, Leroy, James, Larry, Lavern, and Kevin Volk, Scott Heilman, and Ricky Flaten.

Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.

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