Velma Keller, 57

Velma “Pep” Keller, age 57, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on October 17, 2013 in Tennessee as the result of an accident. She was born on Oct. 3, 1956 in Allegan, MI. the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Rex) Hatten.

Pep dedicated her life to her husband, children, and grandchildren and made sure that all of their needs were always fulfilled. She enjoyed taking her dog “Dakota” on walks, horses, lighthouses, spending the holidays with her family, and vacationing and camping with her husband.

Velma was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Kyler Richard Palmer and Jordan Marie Hart, three brothers, Charles, George Jr., and Joseph Hatten, two sisters, Evylin and Geraldine.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, husband, Arthur Keller Sr., children, Doug Minshall Jr., Shannon (Paul) Minshall Palmer, Nichole (Dan) Minshall Wolfcale, Rachael (Richard) DeBruine, Art Jr. (Katie Roggelien) Keller, Rebecca (Austin) Hart; grandchildren, Frances Carpenter, Richie DeBruine Jr., Mazee Mitchell- Wolfcale, Sebastian Minshall, Kobie DeBruine, Kylee Palmer, Korbyn Brown, Konner Palmer, Ayden Keller, Ryleigh Hart, Alaina Keller, Karsen Keller, and Aryah Keller; three brothers and three sisters, many nieces and nephews, as well as many close friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Fr. Matthew Manalel as celebrant.

Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rebecca Hart or Austin Hart who’s daughter Ryleigh is battling A.H.C. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

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