Julia (Thurn) Keller, age 93, of Fredonia, N.Y. went to be with the Lord on Saturday February 1, 2020. Julia was born to the late Henry and Margret Thurn in Fredonia on August 28, 1926. She married her husband Fred April 4, 1948 and they spent most of their 51 years together in the Fredonia area.
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A housewife and mother, Julia also worked as a teacher’s aide in the Fredonia Elementary School, a clerk for the G.C. Murphy Store in Fredonia and as an examiner for the Chautauqua County Social Services.
She is survived by her daughters: Kay (Jack) Grisanti and Margaret (Carol) Keller, her sons: John (Marianne) Keller, Fred “Fritz” Keller, Jr., James (Pam) Keller and Kirk Keller. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by sisters: Peggy Persch, Kathy Beck, Millie Kolodziez and Mary Thurn; two brothers: John and Henry Thurn, an infant daughter Terry and three of her grandchildren: Matthew, Allison and Mary Keller.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia, on Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 11 am. (Please assemble at church.) There will be no visitation hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, N.Y. 14750. On-line condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 716-679-9000.