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Leon Dwight Keller

Leon Keller, 75 years, 11 months, and 2 days old, passed to heaven on Feb. 18, 2013 at his home in Ava, Mo.
Leon was born March 16, 1937 in Miller, S.D., to Joseph and Lila (Kane) Keller.
Leon married Teresa on March 11, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Leon was a resident of the Ava community for the last couple of years.  Leon continually expressed how happy he was to have moved to Ava, Mo.
Leon was in construction most of his adult life. After he retired he went into the rental business where he enjoyed meeting new people and helping them.
Leon enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and children. He also enjoyed fishing and discussing politics.
Leon was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Evelyn; three brothers, Gene, Carl, and Don.
Leon is survived by his wife, Teresa Keller; four sons, James (Kathy) Keller, Brian (Molly) Keller, Kevin Keller, and Sean (Sherry) Keller; two daughters, Sheila (John) Dudzinski and Debra (Bart) Bolejack; 13 grandchildren, Dwight, Wade, Emily, Lauren, Sarah, Hazel, Allison, Courtney, Christopher, Noah, Matthew, Mason;  and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home Chapel, Ava, Mo., on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions  may be made to Neighbor Helping Neighbor.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral