Date of Death: July 9, 2024

Service Details

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A funeral service will be held Monday, July 15, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Verse by Verse Church, 300 Enterprise Dr., Three Rivers, with Chaplain Matt Oliver officiating. He will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Arthur Lavern “Art” Keller Jr., 43, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at Ascension Borgess Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 17, 1980 in Kalamazoo, the son of Arthur L. and Penny (McWatters) Keller, and graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1999.

The owner of Keller Roofing, Art worked in the roofing business for 25 years and was considered an expert. He took his work very seriously and would do everything necessary to ensure quality.

In his spare time, he could be found in his boat fishing the St. Joe River, heading to the woods to hunt, puttering around the yard working on his trucks and boats, or suiting up to go play softball. He loved taking people fishing and teaching them everything he knew about the sport. Art also was an amazing coach. He spent many years coaching his son in wrestling and baseball and coaching his daughters in softball. There weren’t many things, if any, that Art wasn’t good at.

Art loved helping people in any way he could. He was always willing to drop what he was doing and go help a buddy or even a complete stranger if he was able to. His kids were his life. Nothing kept him from his family. Art was always there for his kids, to watch/coach their events, to talk, to joke around, or just sit quietly on the dock with. Art loved Katie and his kids with everything in him.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his father, Arthur (Connie) Keller Sr.; mother, Penny Lewis; wife, Katie Roggelien; parents-in-law, Jack and Jeri Roggelien; son, Ayden Keller; daughters, Alaina Keller, Karsen Keller, Aryah Keller, and Korbyn Dieffenderffer; sisters, Rebecca (Austin) Hart and Rachael (Richard) DeBruine; grandmother, Sandra Mathews; nephews, Richie DeBruine, Kobie DeBruine, and Dylan Hart. Along with countless extended family members and very special friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence McWatters, Tom Mathews, Henry Keller, and Viola Keller; and nieces, Jordan and Ryleigh Hart.

Additional Information

Donations in memory of Art may be directed to his family in care of Katie Roggelien. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church.

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  1. Katie, I’m so sorry to hear the sad news of your husband. I’ll be thinking of you and the kids in the days and weeks ahead.

  2. Big Art & Katie, Mike said, he’s (on the road) been praying for you and the family. We’re so sorry for your loss of a great human being! Mike remembers when little Art came to live with him, and teaching him roofing. They both loved sports especially wrestling! We liked watching the softball games, going fishing, and camping together! Arty was a great husband, father, coach, and friend. Heaven has a mighty warrior now! Arty you will be missed, LOVE you guys!

  3. Theresa Middleton, I remember you most from wrestling & always being a support to your teammates.
    My condolences go out to your family & friends. You’ll be missed. May God surround you with his support during this time & future

  4. Katie and Kids we are so very sorry for your loss He was a great father an man everytime we seen him he would talk about how much he loved his Kitie an his kidos he call them he was so very very proud of them all. we are so very sorry for your family’s loss, he will be greatly missed , he would alway’s call us his an katies abopted aunty;s wew loved it an love you all to, he will always watch over you all an be proud of everything you do an anything you become in your life, God Bless an love ya all sincerely the Ladys {aka Aunty;s }

  5. My heart just breaks for you all, Art was a mini Big Art, you molded him perfectly.
    Art, fella, was an energetic kid always had a smile on his face. He was an out doors type of kid. And it definitely shown as he grew.
    Art loved his family and it showed, teaching them sports fishing and being good people.. Art was a very kind helpful, generous, loving man. he will be sadly missed.
    Prayers for Katie, Arthur, Connie and Penny.

  6. I was fortunate enough to spend several times with Arty goose hunting. We had some great hunts, he was very knowledgeable, generous in helping anyway he could and we would usually have a great harvest! You could tell that he loved hunting and being in the outdoors. God speed buddy, you were taken way too early……..prayers to your family and friends.

  7. We are still in disbelief that you are gone life is so unfair sometimes. Just know we will carry you in our hearts always. You will be part of our everyday my friend. You will be missed so so much by so many the world is definitely a lesser place without you in it. Braylon said he was going to get the same wrestling shoes that you wore to every practice and was going to write your name on them he said he was going to make you and squirrel so proud of him and was going to give it everything he had for you guys. Rest in peace Art hold things down till we get up there it’s only good bye for now❤️💪💜🙏🤟

  8. Art
    You mean so much to our family especially Chris, Heather and James. We truly will miss you. All of the youth that you have coached over the years are better because of you. I have known you since you were a little kid running around the Wells field while your dad played softball with the guys. We are so sad that you were sent to heaven so early in your earthly life. God must have had a great plan for you in the beyond. You are loved by many people!

  9. Art was a Good Man! He stood for what was right, whether it was his business, his friends, and most importantly Katie and his children! My heart aches for the family as they learn to live this side of Heaven without him. Know that I am lifting you all in prayer. 🥰❤️

  10. Big art and Katie I’m so sorry for your loss I still can’t believe this Artie was a true friend and a brother and enjoyed playing softball with him and his company fishing and hunting I’m gonna miss him.. RIP my friend my brother I’ll see you on the other side!! Sincerely spider

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