Hon. Edward Michael Keller

Birth: December 16th, 1941
Death: January 17th, 2018
Age: 76 years
Residence:East Tawas, Michigan
Previous Residence(s):Oscoda, Michigan

Hon. Edward M. Keller, age 76 of East Tawas, former resident of Oscoda, died on January 17, 2018 at Lakeview Manor under the loving care of Lakeview Manor staff, hospice and his wife.  He was born the son of Fred and Catharine (Briggs) Keller on December 16, 1941 in Minneapolis, MN.  Edward graduated from DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, MN in 1959. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy as a Radioman First Class from 1961 – 1965 during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  He was privileged to have marched in the inaugural parade of President John F. Kennedy.  After returning home from the Navy, he continued his education at the University of Minnesota for one year before going to Detroit where he attended Wayne State University.  There he earned his Juris Doctorate in Law in 1971. His first law firm out of college in January of 1973 was Keller & Svenson in Detroit with law partner Vesta Svenson, later to add Larry Farmer, Debbie Cohn and Tim Downs.  In 1976 Edward moved to Iosco County and set up a private practice.  In 1988 he was appointed to the bench of the 81st District Court and continued on the bench for 8 ½ years.  He went back into private practice in 1997 until he retired from a long career in law in 2004. Edward was a hardworking man and in his free time he loved spending time reading, traveling, and spending time outside. He loved the beauty of the nature around him and most importantly he loved spending time with his family.  Edward is survived by his wife Renee Sue (Szyczewski) whom he married on November 14, 1998; and together they shared 19 years of beautiful marriage.  He is also survived by his children; Edward Parrott, Todd (Cindy) Parrott, Anton (Sandra) Keller, Amanda Keller, John (Bridget) Henderson, Angella Corbin (Bill Grimes), and Matthew Corbin (Carmelina Ferri).  Siblings; Fred Keller, Martin (Debbie) Keller, Catherine (Bob) Knutson, Marcia (Bob) Tholen, Barbara Winfield, Jeanne (Jay) Freeman and Mary (Martin) Demgen.  Grandchildren; Tiffany, Wyatt, Anderson, Gavin, Truman, Jack, Maya, Jordan, Samantha, Luke, McKenzie, Jaden, Cali, Raina, Austen, Siara, Taylor, and Isabella and many, many loving nieces and nephews.  Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Catharine Keller, and his siblings, Janet Dimovitz, Judith Keller and Patrick Keller, his in-laws, Raymond and Irene Szyczewski and brother-in-law, David Szyczewski.  A celebration of Edward’s life will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. A gathering at the Masonic Lodge on M-55 in Tawas City with coffee and dessert will be held immediately following the service in remembrance of Edward's love for a good chat over a cup of coffee and a sweet roll.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Mission (Homeless Shelter), Lakeview Manor (resident’s fund) or Claws and Paws Rescue.  Condolences may be shared at Buresh Funeral Homes & Cremation Centers


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