Charles E. Keller; World War II Veteran


Longtime Ventura resident Charles E. Keller died at home Thursday after a brief illness. He was 95.

Keller was born July 16, 1903, in Germany. He moved to the United States in 1927 and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. In 1947, he married Gretta Houser.

Keller was a brewing superintendent for Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Co. for more than 25 years.


He moved to Ventura in 1964 and was active in the Ventura Kiwanis Club for more than 20 years. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Keller is survived by a sister, Maria Keller of Germany; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home in Ventura, led by Msgr. Donal Mulcahy. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.

Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home in Ventura is handling the arrangements.