Hon. Edward Michael Keller

East Tawas, Michigan
December 16, 1941 - January 17, 2018


Saturday, January 27, 2018
1:00 PM until the time of service.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home - Tawas Chapel


Saturday, January 27, 2018
2:00 PM

Obituary Notice

Hon. Edward M. Keller, age 76 of East Tawas, former resident of Oscoda, died on January 17, 2018 at Lakeview Manor under the loving care of Lakeview Manor staff, hospice and his wife. He was born the son of Fred and Catharine (Briggs) Keller on December 16, 1941 in Minneapolis, MN. Edward graduated from DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, MN in 1959. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy as a Radioman First Class from 1961 – 1965 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was privileged to have marched in the inaugural parade of President John F. Kennedy. After returning home from the Navy, he continued his education at the University of Minnesota for one year before going to Detroit where he attended Wayne State University. There he earned his Juris Doctorate in Law in 1971. His first law firm out of college in January of 1973 was Keller & Svenson in Detroit with law partner Vesta Svenson, later to add Larry Farmer, Debbie Cohn and Tim Downs. In 1976 Edward moved to Iosco County and set up a private practice. In 1988 he was appointed to the bench of the 81st District Court and continued on the bench for 8 ½ years. He went back into private practice in 1997 until he retired from a long career in law in 2004. Edward was a hardworking man and in his free time he loved spending time reading, traveling, and spending time outside. He loved the beauty of the nature around him and most importantly he loved spending time with his family. Edward is survived by his wife Renee Sue (Szyczewski) whom he married on November 14, 1998; and together they shared 19 years of beautiful marriage. He is also survived by his children; Edward Parrott, Todd (Cindy) Parrott, Anton (Sandra) Keller, Amanda Keller, John (Bridget) Henderson, Angella Corbin (Bill Grimes), and Matthew Corbin (Carmelina Ferri). Siblings; Fred Keller, Martin (Debbie) Keller, Catherine (Bob) Knutson, Marcia (Bob) Tholen, Barbara Winfield, Jeanne (Jay) Freeman and Mary (Martin) Demgen. Grandchildren; Tiffany, Wyatt, Anderson, Gavin, Truman, Jack, Maya, Jordan, Samantha, Luke, McKenzie, Jaden, Cali, Raina, Austen, Siara, Taylor, and Isabella and many, many loving nieces and nephews. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Catharine Keller, and his siblings, Janet Dimovitz, Judith Keller and Patrick Keller, his in-laws, Raymond and Irene Szyczewski and brother-in-law, David Szyczewski. A celebration of Edward’s life will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. A gathering at the Masonic Lodge on M-55 in Tawas City with coffee and dessert will be held immediately following the service in remembrance of Edward's love for a good chat over a cup of coffee and a sweet roll. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Mission (Homeless Shelter), Lakeview Manor (resident’s fund) or Claws and Paws Rescue. Condolences may be shared at Buresh Funeral Homes & Cremation Centers


Emmanuel Mission (Homeless Shelter)
219 W. River Road
Oscoda, MI 48750

Lakeview Manor (Resident's Fund)
408 N. 5th Avenue
Tawas City, MI 48763

Claws and Paws Rescue
313 W. Houghton Avenue
Suite B
West Branch, MI 48661


Anton, Amanda, Eddie & Renee, my friend Kim just let me know of Edward's passing. My sincere and heartfelt condolences. Hugs to you kids. I hope all of you are doing well other than this sorrowful time. I maintained a soft spot in my heart for Edward even though we were no longer together. Again my sincere sympathy.
— Marcia A. Keller
Thank you Ed for getting me through my divorce, financially and mentally. You became a good friend, as you were to Uncle Bill.
— Mary Kiernan
Renee, Our Sympathy and Prayers to you and the Family, God Bless
— Dale & Lue Verran
Renee and family, I want to express my condolences.
— Linda Hicks
Don't forget that your friends love yyou and will be there for you.
Ed had the most beautiful smile.
Always in my heart.
Mary Reilly
— Mary Reilly
In behalf of my family Raina ,Natalie and Ronnie, We were all sadden to hear of Ed's passing. We will all miss him. Ours love and prayers has always been with him. He was a wonderful man, and friend. the Almy family
— shelly Almy
I was saddened to hear of Ed's passing. We were good friends when we were in the Shoreline Players in Oscoda,MI. We had so much fun with all the characters from Wurtsmith Air Force base. I tried to look him up when I went on a trip down memory lane a few years back. ...without any luck. Ed handled the closing on my house and gave me much sage advice. I even moved to Lansing, MI at his suggestion. His memory brings back such warm thoughts.
— Cynthia Brien

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