Floyd E. Keller Jr.

Floyd Keller Jr., age 91, passed away peacefully puzzled by the whole thing! While he did not agree with Shakespeare that life was “…full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” he did feel that the script needed a lot of work. Floyd felt it was important for others to have the tools in their lives to search out their own meanings and, therefore, committed his life to public education. After graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College (where he met his wife), he went on to become a teacher and assistant superintendent in Stillwater and director of elementary and secondary education for the State of Minnesota. On November 13, 2013, Dr. Keller was presented The Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Minnesota for exemplary leadership in education. After retirement he promoted informal philosophy discussion groups, called Café Philos, in Florida, Arizona and Minnesota.
His hobbies were traveling, sailing, cycling and reading. His favorite saying was, “I know a lot of things for sure…. that aren’t true.”
He is survived by his wife, life-long companion and soulmate, Ruth; sons, Mark (Jody), Paul (Pam) and Daniel; grandchildren, Ricki, Joie, Mikenna, Mitchell, Mara and Ciana; great-grandchildren, Carter, Peyton, Parker and Graham; sister, Barbara; niece Julia.

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