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Robert "Bob" Kellner, 90

Sadly the family announces the sudden passing of Robert “Bob” Kellner, 90 of Rainy River, Ontario at his residence on Tuesday March 1, 2016 with his wife Helen by his side.
Bob was born on January 15, 1926 in Zeneta, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Catherine Kellner.
Bob served with the Royal Canadian Artillery in Italy during WW II. After his discharge from the military in 1945, Bob starting working at various jobs, and then finally joining the OPP in 1951. He was stationed in Kenora, Dryden, Atikokan, Ignace, Central Patricia, Emo and finally Rainy River, where he retired in 1984 after 33 years of service.
While stationed in Dryden he met his future wife Helen Scheibler resulting in 62 years of marriage and three sons.
Bob was not an idle man, he obtained his private pilot’s license, rebuilt an Areonca Chief aircraft and refurbished two cars, a VW Karman Chia and a MG. Together with Helen he completed extensive renovations to three homes including a cottage on Lake of The Woods. They also travelled to Europe a number of times. During all this, he found time to fix the lawn mower, the snow blower, and any appliance that quit working. During retirement he also took numerous university courses and still found time to do volunteer work.
Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife Helen, his sons Garry (Patti), Harvey (Eileen), Steven (Sandra), his grandchildren Diana, Richard (Katelyn), Katherine (Kenneth), Nadine (Adam), Shannon. He is also survived by his brother Wilmer (Jessie), sisters in law Fran Kellner, Marian Ingebrigtsen (Harold), Janet Scheibler (Doug), brother in law Fred Scheibler (Donna), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Catherine Kellner, brothers Ralph and Tony in World War II, George and Charlie, his sisters Isabel, Alice and Kay, father and mother in law Emil and Annie Scheibler, brother in laws Victor Scheibler, Paul Allen, Keith Shier, Ben Dutton, Lawrence Haubrich, and niece Lori Allen VanBerlo.
A celebration of Bob’s Life will be held on Saturday May 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. from the Rainy River Knox United Church, with Rev. Frances Flook Officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
If desired memorial donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Rainy River Chapter of Meals on Wheels or the Rainy River Hospital Auxiliary. c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, Ontario, P0W 1E0