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“Betty, Kevin, Kath, Ken the Cat and family—Sorry to just learn of the passing of the legendary Franz.Christmas trees falling over, acorns denting...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest condolences to the entire family: Betty, Kathy and Kevin and their spouses, and Greg, Erin and Kelsey. I so treasured meeting Jack (and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Teresa Keeler - Los Angeles, CA

“Betty,Kathy,Kevin,and Ken,So sorry to hear the news of Jack's passing.Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Collier Skelly - Albuquerque, NM

4 of 12 | Posted by: Dave Nagel - Cleveland, OH

“It is hard to believe that I have known the Keelers for 40 years (almost)! Thank you for your kindness to me over the years and the laughs and humor....Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Ken - I am very sorry to learn of your father's death. My condolences to your family and I will keep you all in my prayers during this difficult time. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Mark Curley - Chibougamau, QC

“My prayers and thoughts to the Keeler family Jack was a great man I enjoyed every day I worked for him.Sandi ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: saundra korhely - brunswick, OH

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Jack! What a kind and gentle man! I can still see him playing with his granddaughter Kelsey, going to the rec center to swim and exercise, showing...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Cynthia Decker - Anchorage,Alaska, AK

“Jack was a great man and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Betty, "PT Joe." ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Joe Bercik - Westlake, OH

“My heart goes out to dear neighbor Betty, and the entire Keeler, de Haaff families during this sad time. May God bless you all and bring you peace in...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Kathleen Hlavin - Olmsted Falls, OH

“Peace to Uncle John. May his Legacy live on in our hearts forever.... ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Ellen Carson-Kobylinski - OH

JOHN N. "JACK" "FRANZ" KEELER, age 92, Everlovin' husband of Betty (nee-Whitty), beloved father of Kevin R. Keeler of Alaska, Kathryn A. Keeler (Stuart de Haaff) of California and Kenneth J. Keeler (Martha); Dear grandpa of Greg, Erin and Kelsey; US Army Air Corp WW II Veteran, spending 4 years in the European Theatre. He founded his own merchandising agency, one of the first in the country. Over the years he was active in the Point of Purchase Advertising Institute, and eventually became Chairman of the Board. Jack enjoyed a life-long interest in model trains and was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Westlake Sportsmen Assoc.; his life-long interest in photography lead to his love for watercolor painting later in life. Passed away, November 24, 2012. Funeral Mass, St. Raphael Church (525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village) Saturday, December 1st at 10:00 am. Interment private Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia) FRIDAY, November 30th from 4 – 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to St. Raphael School Scholarship Fund, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village, Ohio 44140 or to St. Malachi Church, 2459 Washington Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113-2380.

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