Lloyd E. Keller

Lloyd E. Keller

December 21, 1931 – October 19, 2019

Age 87 died at the Lighthouse at Lakeside in Omaha due to complications following a stroke. Lloyd was born on December 21, 1931 on the family farm in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska to parents, Amiel Edward Keller and Eva Jane (LeGrande) Keller. He attended Morse Bluff High School and graduated from North Bend High School in 1949.

He met Janet Haun at Boys and Girls State in Lincoln and the two were married on June 6, 1953. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from UNL and a Masters in Atomic Physics from Creighton University.

He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, an engineer at Kodak and General Electric in New York, an engineer at the Hallam Nuclear Power Facility near Lincoln, Nebraska, and Project Engineer for OPPD’s Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station.

He served as president of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and in 2012 he received an award for completing more than 50 years of service in the Serra Club of Omaha where he served as president and in many other positions. A member of Mensa and the Triple Nine Society, he also developed a solution to the Rubik’s Cube and published an instruction book. He owned his own computer business, Custom Data Systems, Inc.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Carol (Haun) Keller; son, Rev. Daniel Ellwood Keller; brother, Dale Keller; parents, Amiel Edward Keller and Eva Jane (LeGrand) Keller. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Marie (Keller) Lee and Richard Dean Lee of Elkhorn, NE; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory Lloyd Keller and Lorena Pulgarin-Keller; four grandchildren: Joshua Daniel Lee, Jacob Richard Lee, Johan Alejandro Keller, and Elise Nicole Keller.

VISITATION begins on Thursday, October 24th at 5:30pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:  Friday, October 25th at 10:30am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive, with VISITATION from 10am to 10:30am.  Interment: Resurrection Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW 2503. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Autism Family Network and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.



  • Boyd E. Dose, Jr. Posted October 20, 2019 10:17 am

    To the Family of Lloyd Keller;
    I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Lloyd. I worked occasionally with Lloyd at OPPD from mid-1969 to late-1977. Our offices were side-by-side for a number of those years both at the North Omaha and Jones Street Stations. Our common interests related to engineering matters focused on the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant during construction, startup and subsequent commercial operations. Both of our names among others appear on a plaque located in the lobby of Fort Calhoun Station which commemorates the public open house of the plant on December 2 & 3, 1972. A personal plaque may be among Lloyd’s possessions. Lloyd was always a very knowledgeable, highly capable professional engineer, as well as a very fine person. I shall always fondly remember my association with Lloyd at OPPD.

    Very sincerely,
    Boyd E. Dose, Jr.
    4811 Eagle Ridge Road
    Lincoln, NE 68516

  • Jennifer Johnson Posted October 21, 2019 1:43 pm

    Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. What an amazing life your dad led. He will be greatly missed, but his love and memories will continue to live on in your hearts. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Ricky And Marina Ulloa-Wray Posted October 22, 2019 6:56 am

    Greg and Lorena. We very sorry to hear of your loss. Please receive our most sincere condolences. Know that you are in our prayers.

  • Ron & Sharon Kieklak Posted October 23, 2019 9:17 am

    To Greg and Nancy, Our heart-felt condolences on the passing of your father. In 1986 he wrote a letter on my behalf that was instrumental in my application process to the USAF. Sharon and I will always be thankful for his support.


    Ron and Sharon Kieklak

  • Alix Posted October 24, 2019 8:06 pm

    Greg and Lorena, you are in my thoughts and prayers and have my deepest condolences

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