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In Loving Memory: Michael J. Keller

Michael Keller of Appleton, WI.

Mike lost his battle with stage IV colon cancer on January 26th, 2008, almost 10 months after his diagnosis. He was 55 years young. He received treatment at UWW Carbone Cancer Center – Madison and Martha Siekman Cancer Center – Appleton

Mike enjoyed golfing, scuba diving, and dog training. He looked forward to the yearly trip to Cozumel and traveling. Most of his friends would remember Mike as being active, be it riding his bike, working in the yard or feeding the birds. He enjoyed going to the trailer on the lake. His family meant the world to him and loved spending time with his wife, daughters, granddaughters and his dog Torch.

Mike built firetrucks for Pierce Mfg. He was employed at Pierce for 34 years.

Showing dogs, training dogs in obedience and making scent articles for dog training was one of his passions. He was an exceptional dog trainer. He was a perfectionist in every way. He made scent articles for dog trainers and had a wide known reputation for the quality of his work. He had a very soft heart for animals, if there was ever a question regarding an animal he had the answer. Mike was a Director of Training for the Winnegamie Dog Club. He gave countless hours devoting his time to oversee the training program so the dog owners and their companions could have a successful relationship.

Mike was my soulmate in every aspect of the word. We did most things together. He was a very special person who gave 110% to everything he did.

Whatever we can do to help communicate about this horrible disease. If we can save another life so another family doesn’t have to experience then it is so worth it.

Mike is very much missed. The pain never subsides.

Mike is survived by his loving family, his wife of 35 years, Kathryn Keller; dear daughters: Chanda (Wayne) Millard and Marissa Keller; cherished granddaughters, Keeli and McKenzie Millard

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