James Keller, 69

James Daniel Keller, 69, of Wabash, died at 9:10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

He was born April 1, 1949, in Sandusky, Mich. to J.D. and Arlene (Louks) Keller.

Jim married Elaine Wahla in Caro, Mich., on Oct. 31, 1970.

He received a bachelor's degree in accounting. He worked for CMI in Cadillac, Mich., and was relocated to the Wabash plant in 1978. Jim also managed Wabash Cannonball Lanes and worked as a controller at a paper outlet company in Indianapolis. Jim owned and operated Keller Accounting since 2007. Jim was a former member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus, both of Wabash. He was an avid football fan of the University of Michigan and the Indianapolis Colts.

Jim enjoyed bowling and golfing. He was a jokester and always smiling. Jim loved the Lord, and his family, but most especially loved his grandsons and going to their sporting activities.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Keller of Wabash; four daughters, Melanie (Tim) Cupps of Fort Collins, Colo., Michelle (Bradley) Evans of LaFontaine, Melissa Keller and Monica (Matthew) White, both of Wabash, five grandsons; Jeremy D. Keller of LaFontaine, Jack Clifton of Peru, Tyler Copeland, Jacob D. White, and Bryce White, all of Wabash; two brothers, Mark Keller of Caro, and Jeff (Tami) Keller of Houghton, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Friends may call 3-7 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are National Kidney Foundation or Wabash Little League.

The memorial guest book for James may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jan 16