Stephen A. “Steve” Keller, age 48, of North Montgomery Street, Port Washington, WI passed away accidentally at his home on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
He was born on February 5, 1967 to Kenneth and Gloria (Audrey) Keller in Port Washington, WI. He grew up on North Webster Street, attending Lincoln Elementary School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Steve graduated from Port Washington High School and later entered the United States Army.
After two years of service to his country, Steve lived in both Texas and Florida but later returned to Wisconsin. Over the years he held a number of truck driving jobs. Most recently he was driving truck for Wisconsin Metal Cleaning Corporation of West Bend. Steve, a sports enthusiast was a lifetime Dallas Cowboy and Green Bay Packer fan, as well as a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers. Like his father, Steve loved cars and owned many classics over the years.
Steven is survived by his mother Gloria Keller of Port Washington, his sisters Donna (Mike Raettig) Orvis of Cedarburg and Joy (Robert) Lenz of Wauwatosa, his nephews Joshua, Jacob (Jennifer) and Joseph (Stephanie) Orvis, his niece Samantha Lenz, great-niece Addison Orvis, other relatives and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his father Kenny.
Reverend Patrick Wendt will celebrate his Memorial Mass 6 pm Friday, February 13, 2015 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church 1802 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington. Visitation 4pm – 6pm Friday AT CHURCH. Final interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington. In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated.
Steve, may you rest in peace, may your family and loved ones find solace in time. May we all appreciate the gifts we are given each and every day on the precious Earth. Peace, radiance and clarity to all creatures.
Brian Coleman and Family
Steve and I grew up in the same neighborhood. I have many fond memories of playing football, baseball, and basketball in each others yards growing up. It has probably been over 20 years since I saw Steve last, but I still look back at those times as some of the best of my life. My deepest sympathies to Steve’s family and friends.
Rest In Peace Steve,
As Roger Kittson Jr’s younger cousin we shared many wild party times together and you will always be in my memories. God Bless you in heaven.
Steve was one of my close friends growing up through our middle school years. Steve, Tim Miller, Scott Ehaney and I would spend countless hours playing football in Steve’s backyard. I remember walking through the back yards of Ehaney’s and Miller’s to play at Steve’s house. I lost touch with Steve after high school, but have never lost touch with those memories of playing football, hanging out, sleeping over, and so much more. My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve’s family. Steve was a great guy.
To my Sweetheart – I loved you with all my heart and thank you so much for better person you have made me and how wonderful you have been to my son. My memories of us will never fade and I will always love you. I hear you all day and please know that your wisdom and encouragement are with me. I’m so sorry I couldn’t save you. The lord will be so proud to have you in his better place, but please know, you will be so missed. I love you babe!
Love Always & Forever,
Steve and I were best friends all through high school. I had not seen him since 1992 until this summer where we were able to spend a few hours reminsein about the “old” times. I believe it was fait that I was able to see him again. May he rest in peace
We are so sorry for your unexpected loss of your son, brother and uncle. He will be greatly missed by so many. Remember he will always be with you in your hearts. I’m sure Roger ( Bud) was waiting for him with open arms. They were best of friends for a long time. May God grant you the strength to get through this rough time.
Our deepest sympathy,
Roger and Darlene Kittson and family
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