Waltraud Martha (Wally) Keller, age 85 of Stratford passed away suddenly at home on Monday, February 17, 2014. She was born in Urwiese, West Prussia, Germany November 19, 1928 daughter of the late Paul Hinz and the former Martha Opalka. Wally was received into God’s kingdom of grace through Holy Baptism and later made public confession of her faith Palm Sunday, 1942. in Herzogswalde, West Prussia. Uprooted from there in 1945 she made her home in Westphalia, Germany. She was united in the holy union of marriage in 1951 to Heinz Keller in Muenster, Westphalia, Germany. Emigrated to Canada in 1955. Their union was blessed with 2 sons. Waltraud (Wally) was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, was a member of the Lively Lutherans and participated in the Life Light Bible Study. She worked for Stratford Textiles and Flexsteel Industries until the plant closed. Surviving are sons Dieter Keller and partner Judy Bellavance, Bruce Keller and wife Susan; grandchildren Tricia-Lee Neufeld (Eric), Stephanie Medley (Anthony), Jessica, Austin and Garret. Great grandchildren Tylor, Brooke, Tristan and Alex. Dear sister of Heinz Hinz and family of RR#5 Mitchell. Also relatives in Germany and the United States. Predeceased by her husband Heinz Keller in 1992, her mother Martha Hinz in 2001 and father Paul Hinz in 1966. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday, February 20, from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 115 Cambria Street, Stratford from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral servie at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Marvin Bublitz will officiate. Interment will follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Stratford through the funeral home. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Thursday, February 20, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00a.m.
Visitation from 10a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
164 Cambria Street
Interment in Avondale Cemetery
Reception to follow in the church hall
Heart and Stroke Foundation
St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stratford