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Ella Mae Keller
June 17, 1930 - March 15, 2023

Place of Birth: Turtle Lake, North Dakota
Residence: Sidney, MT
Age: 92

Ella Mae Keller was born in rural Turtle Lake, ND on June 17, 1930, to Fred and Olga (Schilling) Klain, the oldest of six children. Ella Mae married Raymond Keller on December 6, 1950, and to this union nine children were born. Ella Mae and Ray moved throughout North Dakota before settling in Wolf Point, MT in 1972. Ella Mae worked as a cook at the Sherman Motor Inn in Wolf Point for over 25 years. Ella Mae loved to fish with Ray, and even hunted a few deer. They enjoyed going camping and took the family on many trips. Ella Mae and Ray moved to The Lodge in Sidney in 2009 and lived there until Ray passed away in June of 2010. After, Ella Mae resided in the Extended Care Nursing Home in Sidney since 2017.

Ella Mae passed away peacefully on March 15, 2023, at the Sidney Health Center with her family at her side.

Ella Mae is survived by her daughters, Beverly (Jerry) Dempsey, Sharon (Kevin) Roth, Laura Duffey, and Susan (Charles) Norwood; her sons, Paul (Tanya) Keller, and Ricky Keller; daughter-in-law, Tina (Dave) Keller; siblings, Lois (Dennis) Schott, Lillian (John) Volochenko, Richard (Sharon) Klain and LeRoy Klain; 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Keller; sons, David and Clifford; daughter, Pam Bell; grandsons, Michael Roth and Jeremy Dempsey; and sister, Mary.
Thank You
Ella Mae’s family would like to say thank you to the staff at the Extended Nursing Home in Sidney. The love and care you gave Mom over all these years was simply the best.

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Connie Sveen (New Town, ND)
Mar 16, 2023
Was so sorry to hear about Ella's. I remember when they lived in Parshall down from my parents home, we had some fun times. I was so glad my mom and I came out to Ella's 80th bday. Will never forget that. Hope to see you all in June for her celebration. You will always have memories with in your hearts.
Emily Hoff (Sidney)
Mar 17, 2023
Sharon and the rest of Ella Mae's family. My heart hurts for you, it is so hard to loss our Moms. Hold on to the memories, share them, speak of her often. I so enjoyed my visits with her when she was at the Lodge. Sending hugs and prayers.
Kathy Jensen (Billings, MT)
Mar 18, 2023
My sincere sympathy to Ella Mae’s family. I enjoyed getting yo know her.
Penny Johnson (Sidney, MT.)
Mar 19, 2023
Sorry to hear of Ella Maes passing. Enjoyed your Dad and Mom when they were at the Lodge.Thinking of you at this difficult time
Denise Rule (Jamestown, Indiana)
Mar 21, 2023
So sorry for your loss Lillian and your family. I wish I was there for you been and give you hugs. Prayers
Kathy (Mickolio) Manders (Laurel, MT)
Mar 21, 2023
I am so sorry to hear of your dear mother's passing. She was such a kind soul and my mom, Sylvia Mickolio, absolutely loved seeing her and your family when we attended the First Baptist Church in Wolf Point. I know she will be very missed and my prayers are with you all. Peace of Christ -
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