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Charles Robert Keller, Jr.

October 26, 1940 - November 22, 2019

Charles Robert Keller, Jr. Charles Robert Keller, Jr.
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Charles Robert Keller, Jr. age 79, of Batavia, Illinois passed away peacefully Friday November 22nd at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Illinois among friends and family.   Bob was born on October 26th, 1940 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

Bob is survived by his daughter Michele (Scott) McRill; 2 sons: Craig (Christa) and Tim; 4 grandchildren: Kelsey and Tyler McRill, Christian Keller and Lydia Orum-Keller, and brother David (Brenda) Keller.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Oneida (Derr), his beloved wife Carole (Royer), and brother Ken and sister Connie.

Bob graduated from the Waynesboro Area High School in 1958 with honors for academics and sports and was voted the friendliest in his class and this designation followed him throughout the rest of his life.   He participated in many activities during high school but particularly loved his basketball experience and forever relayed his exploits to all who would listen.  He went on to Gettysburg College and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1962.

After graduating college, Bob started a lifelong career with American Can Company and married his sweetheart, Carole, who was also from Waynesboro.  Throughout his time with American Can, Bob and his family moved from Pennsylvania to California and finally settled in Northern Illinois in 1978.At retirement in 1999, Carole and Bob moved into a home in the Lakes of Four Seasons in Crown Point Indiana, and during winter months they lived in Myrtle Beach, spending time with his brother Ken and wife Suzie, sister Connie and husband Larry.   Bob and Carole cherished their time in Indiana and enjoyed the special friendships they developed within that community.

Bob was very active with golf, and played as much as he could, rain or shine.  He made many long-lasting friendships during his golfing days and had four holes-in-one.  In 2004, he and his family travelled to England and Scotland, and played many historic and famous courses there.

Services for Bob will be held in Pennsylvania in 2020, at a date to be shared in the future.  Donations can be made in Bob’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at


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