Richard John Keller
August 9, 1954 – February 10, 2023
The death of Richard John Keller of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, (and formerly of Humboldt, SK), occurred at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, on Friday, February 10, 2023. He was 68 years of age. Richard was born on August 9, 1954, to Sally (née Freistadt) and Max Keller at Humboldt. He grew up on the family farm in the Carmel District, SK, and started school just down the road at Keller School. After its closing, Richard attended Carmel School from Grade 5 to 9. Throughout his life, he worked numerous jobs, including on the family farm and at other farms in the area. In 1971, the family moved to Humboldt, where he found work at a local service station. Richard then decided to further his education in Saskatoon where he took a carpentry course. After completing the course, he was employed with different companies in the area. Richard then moved to Lanigan, SK, where he started a family and found permanent employment at the Lanigan Potash Mine. In February of 1977, he was involved in a serious accident that left him with varying degrees of disability. Richard never let any of those disabilities affect his positive and humorous outlook on life. In 1984, he moved to Saskatoon for more specialized care for his condition. In Saskatoon, Richard began working at Cosmopolitan Industries where he participated in work activities for 35 years. In February of 2008, he made his home at Sherbrooke Community Centre. While living there, he made many meaningful friendships. He was always willing to help wherever he could and was a vital part of his family in House #3. Richard always enjoyed visits with family and friends and was always ready to reminisce with laughter and a cold drink. He loved playing checkers and card games which some how he always managed to win. Richard is survived by his two sons and five grandchildren: Aaron (Stephanie) of Humboldt, SK, and their three daughters, Hannah, Ryleigh, and Reagan; and Ryan (Gail) of Biggar, SK, and their two sons Tyler and Ryder; the mother of his children, Leona of Calgary, AB; three brothers and one sister: Clem of Humboldt, SK; Doreen (Alex) of Watrous, SK; Ken (Nadine) of Humboldt, SK; and Allan (Dayna) of Humboldt, SK; brother-in-law, Dave Therres of Humboldt, SK; and aunt, Clara Freistadt of Watson, SK. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; and by his extended family at Sherbrooke Community Centre House #3. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Sally (née Freistadt) and Max Keller; sister, Teresa; son, Jason; and by numerous other relatives. The Funeral Service was held at Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel, Humboldt, on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., officiated by Fr. John Ezeoruonye. Others taking part were: Dawson Keller and Ryan Keller, scripture readers; Tara Keller, intentions; Ken Keller, eulogist; and Doreen Keller, urn bearer. Music ministry was provided by Erika Rybinski. Honorary Pallbearers were Richard’s extended family from House #3, Sherbrook Community Centre. Donations in memory of Richard may be made either to the Sherbrooke Foundation (401 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon, S7H 2E7), or by visiting sherbrookefoundation.ca/tribute, and these gifts will support well-being for the Residents of Green Gables (House 3), Richard’s home for the last 15 years, or to Cosmopolitan Industries (#26 – 34th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3Y2).
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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral & Cremation Services - Humboldt, Saskatchewan