Frieda Keller, 97, Jamestown, ND died Sunday August 15, 2021 at the Prince of Peace Care Center in Ellendale, ND.
Frieda was born April 1, 1924 at Kulm, ND, the daughter of Christ and Amelia (Ruff) Welk. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education and grew to womanhood.
She and Paul Keller were married February 2, 1943 at Merricourt, ND. They made their home there where she worked as a grocery store clerk. In 1958 they moved to Jamestown where she worked as a grocery store clerk at Walsh’s market and Miller’s Fairway until 1976. They enjoyed traveling around the United States visiting every state except Hawaii. Following the death of her husband in 1983, Frieda continued to reside in Jamestown and wintered in Texas for 20 years. In her last 6 years, Frieda resided at Rock of Ages, the Heritage Center, Edgewood and most recently, The Prince of Peace Care Center in Ellendale, ND. Our family would like to thank all the staff for caring for Frieda.
Frieda was a member of the Merricourt Congregational Church and was the church pianist, and taught Sunday school. When they moved to Jamestown, she became a member of the Temple Baptist Church. She was also a life member of the Disabled Vet’s. Frieda was an avid walker, enjoying 4-5 miles per day. She was well known for her German cooking.
She is survived by her son, Roy (Susan) Keller, Batavia, IL; daughter-in-law, Karen Keller, Jamestown, ND; 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Arthur Welk, Miller, SD and Ken (Marilyn) Welk, Mandan, ND.
Frieda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, her son Eugene, 1 great grandson, Grant and 1 great grandson Taylor in infancy, 2 brothers, Norman and Walter; 4 sisters, Annetta Geider, Leona Bollinger, Nora Kinzler and Lenora Welk.