Kenneth Ray Keller, 31, entered into rest on November 7, 2016. He was born on October 9, 1985 in Oakland, CA. He was a Manteca resident for 31 years.
Mr. Keller is survived by his wife Nicolle Keller, son Lincoln (Buddy) Douglas Keller, parents Douglas Lyle Keller and Fortunata Evelyn Keller; brothers Dallas and Frank; sister-in-laws, Sandy and Jen, nieces and nephew, Abigail, Anistyn, Savannah and Levi. He was proceeded in death by grandparents Fortunata Miller and Ray Elden Miller, as well as, many extending family members, friends, and brothers in arms who loved him dearly.
Kenneth was affectionately known as “Kenny.” He was an East Union High School graduate class of 2004 where he was passionate for hockey and wrestling. After high school Kenny attended San Joaquin Delta College where he was on the wrestling team. While attending Delta College Kenny received an amazing opportunity to attend Dickinson State University on an athletic scholarship for wrestling where, Kenny accepted, graduated earning his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2009. After receiving his degree, Kenny proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the 75th Ranger Regiment, 2nd Battalion, based in Fort Lewis, Washington. He was honorably discharged after four years of service in 2014. Kenny returned to his roots moving back to California coaching wrestling at Weston Ranch High School and teaching Algebra at New Vision High School. Kenny loved the challenge of coaching high school students where he was well-respected by the kids. He was a member of the Killer Mans Sons motorcycle club, where he held the current position of the President of the American River Chapter. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, watching movies, and listening to music which always defined the way he was feeling for that moment. His most favorite times were spent with his son “Buddy” getting donuts, watching cartoons and just hanging out as father and son. Kenny was known to be stubborn as hell, but no matter how stubborn, you couldn’t help but to love him. His loud big personality never went unnoticed as his smile was always contagious. Kenny will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed.
P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Keller family. Services will begin on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. held at P.L. Fry & Son Chapel, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca. Following the service he will be laid to rest at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, at 2 p.m. An online guest book is available for condolences to the family at www.plfryanson.com (search obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, November 16, 2016