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Ethel B. Keller, 84Ethel B. Keller, 84

May 18, 2011

Winnebago — Ethel Betty Riekens Keller, age 84, of Winnebago, formerly of Britt, Iowa, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, at United Hospital, in Blue Earth.

Funeral Services for Ethel Keller were held May 10, 2011, at Ewing Funeral Chapel, in Britt. The Rev. Geoffrey White officiated. Burial was in Amsterdam Township Cemetery, in Kanawha, Iowa.

Ewing Funeral Chapel, in Britt, was in charge of arrangements.

Ethel, the youngest daughter of George and Anna Albright Riekens, was born on April 28, 1927, on the family farm three miles west and two miles south of Kanawha.

Ethel worked in Kanawha, and at the V & S Variety Store and Rexall Drug, in Britt, until her marriage to Gene Keller on June 23, 1968. She was a bookkeeper for Keller Electric until Gene’s retirement. Following Gene’s death in 2003, Ethel moved to Winnebago, to be closer to family, where she currently resided.

Ethel is survived by her son, Robert (Cindy) Riekens, of Albert Lea; granddaughter, Angela Riekens, of Albert Lea; grandsons, James and Randy Adams; great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Hoppe, of Winnebago; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene; brothers, Henry and Arald Riekens; and sister, Ruth Riekens Earles.