Richard J. Keller, 79, of Kankakee, passed away Saturday (Sept. 7, 2019) at Miller Healthcare Center in Kankakee.

He was born Feb. 29, 1940, in Anna, the son of Fred and Connie (Sadler) Keller. Richard married Jacquelyn “Jackie” Dupuis on Oct. 29, 1960. She preceded him in death Dec. 17, 2016.

Richard retired from Armour Pharmaceutical and was an avid golfer.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jeff (Mary) Keller, of Limestone, Mike Keller, of Bloomington, and Chris (Kris) Keller, of Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren, Bradley, Ryan, Elizabeth, Brendan and Katie Keller; and great-grandchildren, Emmalane Sommer and Ryan Keller, Jr.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ira and Leon Keller; and two sisters, Peggy Hubbs and Linda Flores.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Schreffler Funeral Homes, Kankakee Chapel.

Memorials may be made to KC-CASA.

Please sign his online guestbook at


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