In Memory Of
02/10/1931 - 04/26/2012
Stanley J. Keller, 81, of Bloomington, passed away at his home on Thursday morning, April 26, 2012.
He was born in Jasper, IN, the son of the late Oscar and Irene
He married Teresa Oberst on December 27, 1955.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Teresa Keller, 4 sons: George Keller, Raymond Keller, Benjamin Keller and Joseph Keller; 2 daughters-in-law: Amy Keller and Sandy Keller; 2 granddaughters: Madyson Keller and Sophia Keller; 1 grandson: Jacob Keller, all of Bloomington, IN. He is also survived by two brothers: Dennis Keller of Louisville, KY and Kenneth Keller of Jasper, IN.
Stanley graduated from Jasper High School in 1949 and attended
Jasper’s winning effort in the Indiana High School State Basketball Tournament. He developed a life long interest in Geology while attending Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in New Mexico and later earned a bachelor of science degree in geology from Indiana University in 1953. He was employed by the Indiana Geological Survey and retired in 1995 after 42 years of service.
He was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
He was a great contributor to technical publications as well as
generating a significant number of maps and reports for Indiana’s
oil and gas industry. During his working years he traveled the state extensively to verify the location of many oil and gas wells and pipelines.
Stanley enjoyed fishing, gardening, and working in the yard. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid sports fan and attended an untold number of IU basketball and football games. He loved talking with people and made friends wherever he went.
Visitation will be 4-8 pm on Monday, April 30 at the Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. 3rd St. in Bloomington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am on Tuesday May 1 at the St. Paul Catholic Center, 1413 E. 17th St., Bloomington. Burial will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.