Francis “Fran” Keller

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Francis “Fran” Keller
November 13, 1950 – May 4, 2020

Francis “Fran” Lewellyn Keller, was born November 13, 1950 and passed away on May 4, 2020 surrounded by family and friends.

As a child Fran lived for a short time in Montana later moving to the family farm north of Glencross near Timber Lake. He graduated from Timber Lake High School in 1969 and was a star athlete in cross country. He attended Northern State College in Aberdeen. He lived for a short time in Mobridge before moving to Pierre to work for the Department of Education. He then found his calling as a salesman at Wegner Auto and later Beck Motors.

After retirement from Beck Motors, he had a summer part-time job with the City of Fort Pierre doing what he loved by being outdoors helping keep his community looking good. You would often see him on the riding lawn mower or at the fish cleaning station in Fort Pierre.

Fran married Jaci Buschbom Casanova in 1989, and they raised their blended family in the Pierre- Ft. Pierre area.





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