J. Robert “Bob” Keller, 65, of Lititz went home to be with his Lord on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Hershey Medical Center. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Lloyd and Eunice Martin Keller of Lititz. He was the loving husband of Lois K. Harnly Keller and they would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary this month. He was a 1971 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School. A lifelong farmer, Bob was the owner of Penn Valley Farms in Penn Township. He operated the farm and Aeromaster Compost business with his son. He spent 33 years as a pastor. Bob was passionate about serving the Lord through shepherding people. In 2015, he accepted the invitation to be a radio Bible teacher for Sunday School Meditations.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are five children, Karen (James) Kauffman of Reedsville, Cynthia (James) Kilmer of Myerstown, Sheri (Ryan) Laughman of Denver, Stephanie Keller of Lititz and Jonathan (Kristin) Keller of Manheim, nine grandchildren, Riley, Yakira, Raena, Monte, Aviella, Tess, Gabrian, Declan and Rowan and six siblings, Barbara Sitkowski, Janet Blosser, Gerald Keller, David Keller, Donna Keener and Cheryl Beiler. He was preceded in death by a son, Daryl Keller.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his memorial service at Manheim Brethren In Christ Church, 54, North Penryn Road, Manheim on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 1:30 PM. There will be a viewing at Erb Mennonite Church, 567 West Lexington Road, Lititz on Wednesday evening from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Interment in Erb Mennonite Cemetery. Those desiring may send contributions in Bob’s memory to Ark Encounter, 1 Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, KY 41097 or Sunday School Meditations, P.O. Box 1031, Lancaster, PA 17608.