Thomas Gerald Keller, age 55, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 7, 2021 in Yorkville, IL. He was born April 13, 1965 to Edward and Joan Keller in Aurora, IL.
Tom lived most of his life in Bristol, IL and was a 1983 graduate of Yorkville High School. He was also a graduate of the University of Illinois-Champaign.
He briefly lived in Chicago when he was employed at the Mercantile Exchange, where he thrived on the excitement and fast-paced environment. For the past 20 years he was employed by his best friend, Hank Artlip, at Artlip and Sons in Sales Management.
Tom had a zest for life and pursued many and varied interests, including playing the drums, art classes, wake boarding, downhill and cross country skiing, crossfit training, photography, astronomy, archery, and sponsoring the TomK-5k on the summer solstice. He enjoyed being with his family and many, many friends. Tom turned strangers into friends wherever he went. His happy demeanor and engaging personality will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Joan Dolder, his sister, Peggy (Jay) Stutz, brothers, Tim (Adele) Keller, Dennis (Denise) Keller, half-brothers, Mike (Denise) Keller, Patrick Keller, step-sisters, Debbie (Tom) Dorans and Dawn Allen. He will also be sadly missed by all his nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Keller, step-mother, Linda Keller, step-father, Gary Dolder, grandparents, Earl and Evelyn Leifheit, and Henry and Marie Keller.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 406 Walnut St., Yorkville, IL with Father Matthew Lamoureux M.I.C. officiating. Interment will follow in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora, IL.
Friends may visit from 1:00 until 5:00 PM on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St., Yorkville, IL.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or 630-553-7611.