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Stuart Keller

March 12, 1974 - June 22, 2017

Prayer Service - Sunday

June 25, 2017
- 5:00 PM

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Casselton, North Dakota

Visitation - Sunday

June 25, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Casselton, North Dakota

Funeral Service - Monday

June 26, 2017
- 11:00 AM

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Casselton, North Dakota

Visitation - Monday

June 26, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Casselton, North Dakota

Arrangements

Boulger Funeral Home

Stuart Keller

March 12, 1974 - June 22, 2017

Obituary

Stuart Keller, 43, Casselton, ND passed away Thursday, June 22 at his parent’s lake home surrounded by his family under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Stuart Ryan Keller was born March 12, 1974 in Yuba City, California to Gary and Jean (Schefter) Keller. He attended grade school in Lisbon and West Fargo graduating from Red River High School in Grand Forks in 1992. He married Miranda (Karczeuski) Schmidt on October 11, 2014 and became the loving stepfather of Kyla and Virginia.

Stuart attended Mayville State University. He received his LPN degree from Northland Community and Technical College in 2005.

Stuart worked at Development Homes in Grand Forks providing pediatric healthcare. Upon receiving his LPN certification he worked at Valley Eldercare. In 2010 he moved to Fargo where he worked at Bethany Homes until taking a position in Sanford Pediatric Home Health in 2013.

Stuart was diagnosed with glioblastoma in January 2016. It was disheartening to learn that 34 ½ years after conquering leukemia and being in remission since the age of 7, cancer had once again disrupted his life. His passion for pediatric healthcare grew from his experience as a childhood cancer survivor.

Stuart was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Casselton. He was a member of the El Zagel Shriners. His favorite hobbies included fishing and watching football.

Stuart is survived by his spouse Miranda, stepdaughters Kyla and Virginia, his parents, Gary and Jean, Fargo, sisters: Stacy (Dave)DuToit, Bismarck, and Jill (Eric) Piela, Fargo, nieces Madison and Emma DuToit, nephews Elliot and Julien Piela, grandparents, Henry and Ruth Keller, Bismarck, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edwin and Edna Schefter, uncle Bill Schefter and cousin Clint Schefter.

Funeral Services will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Casselton Monday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation at Westminster Sunday, June 25 3:00-5:00 with prayer service at 5:00

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St S #101, Fargo, ND 58103, Lend a Hand, 4141 28th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104, or Pray for Gray, PO Box 446, Fargo, ND 58107.

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32 responses to “Stuart Keller”

  1. Mary Beth Snyder says:

    Jean, Gary and family – We were very sorry to learn of Stuart’s passing. Very glad you were able to make many wonderful memories. Keep those memories close. Aunt Dorothy, Cousins Mary Beth and Ron

  2. Merril Knodle says:

    Gary-Jean- Kellers-
    shefters So sorry to hear of Stuart’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.. Merril and Carol Knodle

  3. Trish Mohr says:

    Jean and Gary,
    My heart is torn. I know what great love you have for Stuart. What great love you share as a family. To be together with Stuart at the lake was truly beautiful to see. I will continue to pray for you, Stacy, Jill, Miranda and your grandchildren. You have a wonderful family and many friends that love Stuart and love all of you. May God bless you as you celebrate Stuart. Love you so much.

  4. Barbara Klemmer says:

    Jean, Gary and Family,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I will keep Stuart in my prayers.
    Cousin, Barbara Schefter Klemmer

  5. Peg Tinker says:

    Gary, Jean and Stuart’s family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Stuart’s passing. He was a courageous soul with a unique sense of humor that will be sorely missed from this world. We are so glad you made such great memories to cherish!
    We pray God holds you and your family in his loving arms at this sad time.

    Our love and prayers are with you,
    Peg & Bob

  6. Diane Rix says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Stuart’s family, now and in the days ahead. Stuart worked for me at the Fargodome and was always so nice and friendly. I will remember his smile and kindness always. May God give you the strength to get through the days ahead and may he bless you all. Rest In Peace, Stuart.

  7. Allen Patterson says:

    So sorry to hear of Stuart’s passing. Our hearts is filled with sadness. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  8. Dennis and Alice Metzger says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss Jean- thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  9. Terry and Pam Skjerseth says:

    We are so very sorry to hear about Stuart’s passing.our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  10. Brent Schefter says:

    RIP, Stuart. May Perpetual Light shine upon you.

  11. LaVerne & Dave Nelson says:

    Stuart was a classmate of our daughter, Tina Nelson, in Lisbon when he was fighting cancer at age 7. He was a good friend of her and a very nice young man! We are so sorry to hear of cancer returning and the loss of Stuart. God has taken another angel much too soon, but his pain and suffering are over and Heaven is his reward. Our prayers and sympathy in your loss. Please tell Gary and Jean hello and sympathy from LaVerne & Dave Nelson from Lisbon.

  12. Carol and Terry says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Remembering Stuart and Kyle and all the “moldy” fun they had. Our heart hurts for you all. Thoughts and prayers.

  13. Helen Perry says:

    Jean, Gary and family we are so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you all.

  14. Paula, Gerald, Isabelle, and Angelina Wolf says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Stuart’s family during this time of sorrow.

  15. John and Marilyn Gaebe says:

    Our prayers and thoughts with your family at this time.

  16. Joanne Fewell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Rodger, Joanne and Jeff Fewell

  17. Jodi Wical says:

    Jean and Gary,
    I am so sorry to hear of Stuart’s passing. I prayed for you often when I would drive by your condo in Fargo. I can only imagine your last few months. I pray you find peace in the time you spent with him and cherish the memories you created. You’re awesome parents! God bless!

  18. GORDON & LORRAINE BOPP says:

    SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL THE FAMILY.

  19. Jule Herrmann says:

    Gary, Jean, and family
    I am sorry to hear of Stuart’s passing. May the many wonderful memories carry you through the grief of your loss.

  20. Rob Lein says:

    Miranda and family, Carla and I are so terribly sorry. Stuart was such a great guy. I always enjoyed our visits. I remember how happy both of you were when you got married, and how such a fun wedding it was. Our prayers are with you and the whole family. God bless.

  21. Sande and Marvin Walter says:

    To the Keller family, We are sorry for your loss of a husband, son, and father. His life was precious, keep his memories close to your heart’s. Someone so much a part of us is never gone. Sande and Marvin Walter

  22. Hj Leonard says:

    The loss of a son even when anticipated is devastating. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. The love of family and friends even somd strangers ar we with you.

  23. Van & Lisa Howatt says:

    Gary, Jean and Stuart’s family our deepest sympathy’s at this time of loss.

  24. Phyllis Howatt says:

    Jean, Gary and Stuart’s family! Sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts are with you.

  25. Janelle Schefter says:

    Jean, Gary and family,
    My condolences to you all, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs for you all.
    Janelle Schefter

  26. Kelly Fenno says:

    Gary and family,
    I’m sorry for the loss of your son. Prayers for you all.
    God Bless,

  27. Katrina Falk says:

    Keller family,

    So very sorry to learn of Stuart’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  28. Deborh says:

    Sorry for your loss. Your kindness in Scholls is remembered.

  29. Allen Dufault says:

    Stu was a great guy, I worked with him at Super One and he was my partner in Fantasy Football for many years. He was always very excited to start the season and we talked for hours on the phone about it. He loved to research the players and draft the best ones. I’ll miss him a lot.
    My sincere sympathy to his family.

  30. Brenda Longmire says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Jean and Gary upon the loss of your son Stuart. I’m so very to hear this. Praying that the Lord Jesus is provided much comfort and strength to all of you. Sincerely Brenda Nuelle Longmire

  31. John and Kathy Reichert says:

    To the Keller Family,
    John and I had the pleasure of seeing Stuart on occasion, when he and our son, John Robert, would be sharing a evening campfire at our farm after a fun day of fishing. Through our visiting, we realized that Stuart was an exceptional person, with a big heart in caring for people and a great sense of humor to keep him strong. We also have had the opportunity to meet Mandy, Kyla, and Virginia as well, and we think that Stuart was a wonderful family man.
    We know that Stuart is now at peace. Our best wishes to his family.

  32. Christopher M Olson says:

    You were such a good friend I miss you I learned from your friendship and I will keep it with me always I would like to say thank you to your family for you stu

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