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Frederick E. (F.E.) Kellermann

Frederick E. (F.E.) Kellermann, age 88 of rural Mayer, Camden Township, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born Jan. 14, 1917 in St. Paul, the son of Albert J. and Elizabeth Gatz Kellermann, Sr.

Frederick was baptized in February of 1917; and instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia March 29, 1931 by the Rev. Schneider. His confirmation memory verse was Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.”

Fred was joined in holy marriage to Irene M. Westermann Nov. 6, 1946 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer. The Rev. Schwandt officiated at the wedding ceremony. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Fred and Irene engaged in dairy farming for many years. Fred later worked at Advanced Machine Company in Plymouth from 1974 until 1986.

He was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, and formerly served on Zion Lutheran’s School Board, and played on its dart ball team for nearly 35 years.

Fred was also a longtime election judge for Camden Township, Carver County.

He knew a lot about history and kept a journal throughout his entire life. He also enjoyed old time music and raising rows of red Zinnias; Fred’s favorite color was red.

He is survived by his loving children: Shirley (Gary) Paulson of Hastings, Arlo (Wendy) Kellermann of New Germany, and ReNaye (Daryl) Kelly of Wausau, Wisc.; grandchildren Brent Baumann, Heidi Pahl, Krista (Michael) Lindgren, Craig (Jessie) Baumann, Nathan (Janelle) Kellermann, Nicholas Baumann, Paul Kellermann, Trevor Vogel, Sarah Kellermann, and Tyler Vogel; seven step grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.

Fred is further survived by a brother and sisters: Albert Kellermann Jr. of Minneapolis, Verna Miller and Elizabeth Anderson, both of Waconia; and Lorna (George) Haasken of Cambridge; brother-in-law Clifford Westermann of Watertown; the loving family members of Meta Buhr; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Irene, Jan. 21, 1993; his parents, Albert and Elizabeth Kellermann Sr.; and a special friend, Meta Buhr.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer with the Rev. Harald Schoubye officiating. Helen Bunge was the organist. The soloist, Franklin Schoenke, sang “Mude Bin Ich Geh Zur Ruh.” Congregational hymns were “Just As I Am, Without One Plea” and “How Great Thou Art.” Interment followed at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Mayer.

Friends called at the church Monday, Oct. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. A prayer service took place at 7 p.m.

Honorary casket bearers were Fred’s three granddaughters. Casket bearers were his seven grandsons.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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