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Don Lavern Keltner

Male 1931 - 2009


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  • Name  Don Lavern Keltner  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born  7 Aug 1931  Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1940  Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Don L. Keltner, son (code 2), male, white, age 8, single, attended school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of elementary school: 4 (code 4), born in Iowa (code 65), was in a rural location in 1935 in Louisa County, Iowa
    Residence  Oct 1973  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Jul 1990  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  Mar 1991  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  Nov 1992  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died  14 Dec 2009  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Obituary  16 Dec 2009  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Don LaVern Keltner, 78, of Wapello died Monday, December 14, 2009, at his home.

      Born August 7, 1931, in Grandview, he was the son of Job and Grace Lucille Hardman Keltner. He married Marcella Marshall and later Elizabeth Ann Bryant.

      Mr. Keltner farmed with his brothers, was a contractor and sold Morton Buildings. He graduated from Grandview High School in 1948. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wapello. He was a Wapello fireman and served on the Wapello City Council. He enjoyed riding four-wheelers, hunting, running his hounds, boating, fishing, camping and going to flea markets.

      Survivors include two daughters, Pam Dohrn of Austinville and Beth Dickey of Wapello; three sons, Mark Keltner of Morning Sun and Bryon Keltner and Tom Keltner, both of Wapello; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Webb and Jolene Pogemiller, both of Wapello, and Maxine Cornick of West Burlington; and four brothers, Harlan Keltner of Columbus Junction, Clarence Keltner of Columbia, Kentucky, Carl Keltner of Dunedin, Florida, and Job "Junior" Keltner of Burlington.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and his companion, Martha Lihs.

      No visitation is planned. The body has been cremated.

      The graveside service for Mr. Keltner will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Port Louisa Cemetery in rural Wapello, with the Reverend Harlan Winter officiating.

      A memorial has been established.

      Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello is in charge of arrangements.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Don L. Keltner; born: 7 August 1931; died: 14 December 2009 (V); last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 479-32-1106; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  18 Dec 2009  Port Louisa Cemetery, Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I13160  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Job K. Keltner, Sr.,   b. 16 Sep 1904, Gradyville, Adair County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1991, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Grace Lucille Hardman,   b. 15 Nov 1904, near Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1992, Wapello Nursing and Care Center, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Oct 1923  Methodist Parsonage, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 9
    Issue 
    • There were eight children from this marriage.
    Anniversary Announcement  14 Oct 1973  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Hawk Eye 
    • It's their golden date

      Wapello (IA) -- Mr. and Mrs. Job Keltner, Wapello, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, October 21 (1973), at the VFW hall, Wapello.

      Friends and relatives are invited to attend from 2 to 4 p.m. The couple requests gifts be omitted.

      Grace Hardman and Job Keltner were married October 20, 1923, at the Methodist parsonage in Muscatine.

      Mr. and Mrs. Keltner have lived and farmed the same place for 50 years. Also, they were the owners of "The Old Country Home" eating establishment.

      Mr. and Mrs. Keltner are the parents of eight children, five sons and three daughters: Harlan Keltner, Columbus Junction; Clarence and Don Keltner and Job Keltner, Jr., all of Wapello; Carl Keltner, Dunedin, Florida; Mrs. Everett (Dorothy) Webb, Wapello; Mrs. Elbert (Maxine) Cornick, West Burlington; and Mrs. Thomas (Jolene), Pogemiller, Wapello.

      The Keltners have 22 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

      Children of the family will be hosts and hostesses at the reception.
    Residence  Feb 1990  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID  F18993  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Marcella Ann Marshall,   b. 11 Nov 1932, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 2010, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Oct 1950  [2, 11
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Pamela Jo "Pam" Keltner
     2. Mark Marshall Keltner
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4720  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Ann Bryant 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Keltner
    >2. Bryon D. Keltner
     3. Tom Job Keltner
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F18994  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Martha Lihs,   b. 4 Apr 1940,   d. 9 Feb 1994 
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F18996  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S318] Marshall, James Alexander (Sr.) and Emma Adeline (Conrad) - 54th Wedding Anniversary, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, April 21, 1955; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2210] Keltner, Don LaVern - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, December 16, 2009; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1834] World Connect - 27530: :a27530, (last updated: Sat Aug 25 14:54:01 2001, contact Unknown) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa, supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 58-24, sheet number 4A, page number 112; enumeration date: April 13 - 15, 1940

    5. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S2147] Keltner, Job K. (Sr.) and Grace Lucille (Hardeman) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11, October 14,1973; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S4817] Schrader, Sheila K. and Bryon D. Keltner - Engagement Announcement, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 5C, July 18, 1990; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S2148] Keltner, Job K. (Sr.) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7A, March 4, 1991; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S2149] Keltner, Grace Lucille (Hardman) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, November 8, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1525] Staats, Barry - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7A, February 26, 1990; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S1838] Bryant, Marcella Ann (Marshall) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, November 3, 2010; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).