February 10, 1922 - December 29, 2015


Memorial Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2016 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids for Elyrine “Babe” A. Keller, age 93, who passed away Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Donald Wilke will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel.

Elyrine was born Feb. 10, 1922 in Sauk Rapids to William & Frances (DeGrollier) Mousky. She grew up in Sauk Rapids and attended St. Cloud Business College. Elyrine married Kenneth Keller on March 14, 1947 in Webster, SD. They moved to the Twin Cities, then North Dakota and Duluth, and back to Sauk Rapids in 1988. Elyrine was a bookkeeper at the University of North Dakota in Ellendale. In 1973, she and her husband moved to Duluth and Babe worked as a business manager at Cathedral High School in Duluth, retiring in 1988. Elyrine worked as an office assistant at Benton/Stearns Workforce for 11 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Ladies Aide, and Eastern Star. Elyrine enjoyed shopping, knitting, sewing, and ceramics. She was a gracious, likable person who enjoyed people and was a friend to everyone. Holiday traditions were very important to her.

Survivors include her sons, Kenneth of Albuquerque, NM, James (Jean) of Kalispell, MT, and David (Janet) of Becker; sisters and brother, Lorraine Bentfield of Sauk Rapids, Marlys McGowen of Pensacola, FL, and George Mousky of Duluth; grandchildren, Kristina, Stephanie, Travis, Virginia, Lynn, Thomas, Kendra and Glen; and thirteen great grandchildren. Elyrine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth on 11/17/1974; brothers, Carl and Bill Mousky; and two infant siblings.