Corrine ‘Loretta’ Keller
Corrine “Loretta” Keller, 88, of Fairfield, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Fairfield, with the Rev. John Kermott officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield.
Visitation for family and friends will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church. Cards and memorials can be mailed to Robert Keller, 810 S. 32nd St., Fairfield 52556. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.behnerfh.com.
Mrs. Keller was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Burlington, the daughter of Lester and Mary Kienholz Zachmeyer. She married Charles Keller Jr. Sept. 1, 1950, at First Baptist Church in Fairfield. He died April 23, 1994.
Mrs. Keller grew up in the Mt. Pleasant-Oakland Mills area and moved to Fairfield in 1938. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1947.
She was a faithful lifelong member of First Baptist Church, raising her children in the church.
Mrs. Keller worked three years at Universal Producing Company and 23 years at Fairfield Line as a sewing machine operator.
She enjoyed crocheting, reading and crochet dolls. She was a Cubs fan, an active member in Women’s Circle and Maxine Bates Circle at First Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her children, Stephen Keller and wife Lois of Fairfield, Robert “Bob” Keller and wife Mary, also of Fairfield, and Kerry Keller of Palm City, Florida; and one son-in-law, Ricky Lantz of Des Moines; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 12 stepgreatgrandchildren; two brothers, Paul Zachmeyer and George Zachmeyer; and two sisters, Patricia Ritz and Mable Byers.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: her parents; one daughter, Donna Lantz; one infant sister, Virginia Zachmeyer; and one brother, Richard Zachmeyer.