Keith J. Meller, 77, of Tempe, Arizona, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021, in Arizona. He was born February 15, 1944, in Burlington, Iowa, to Mark and Dorothy (Wolkenhauer) Meller. On February 6, 1967, he married Sally Krogmeier. Keith graduated from Ft. Madison High School in 1962. He was employed at DuPont in Ft. Madison for 32 years, and Catfish Bend in Burlington for 10 years. He was a medic in the Iowa Army National Guard for 26 years, active-duty Desert Storm, 1991. He was a huge Iowa Hawkeye fan, even working as a security guard at the games. He also enjoyed going to spring training baseball games and always followed the Cubs. He was still active in several bowling leagues. He enjoyed traveling with family. Keith took long walks and would start conversation with everyone and was always ready for a game of cards. In his younger days, he played golf, softball and coached Little League baseball.
Keith is survived by his four sons: Brian (Lety), and Joe, both of Arizona, Cairy (Lisa) of California, and Craig (Ashley) of Illinois; ten grandchildren: Blake, Maddy, Alexis, Sophie, Charlie, Natalie, Julia, Braydon (Sarah), Ashton, and Emelia; three great grandchildren: Luci, Findley, and Macie; two sisters. Jeannie Boline and Jerlyn Johnson, both of Burlington; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mark and Dorothy; one daughter, Anita Meller; one brother, Gary; and two sisters, Donna Heminger and Marilyn Wirt.
Keith donated his organs to the Donor Network of Arizona. Cremation was entrusted to Neptune Crematory Services. There was a Memorial Service at Corpus Christi Church in Arizona on Friday, February 25, 2022.A graveside service with full military honors will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2022, in Oakland Cemetery. King-Lynk Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. The family requests no flowers.