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Friday, February 21, 2014

NWA Capt. Paul R. Keller


Vietnam war veteran, NWA Capt. Paul R. Keller

December 7, 1940 ~ January 26, 2014



Word has been received with the passing of decorated Vietnam war veteran, retired NWA pilot and RNPA member Captain Paul Reinhard Keller.  Born in California, Captain Keller was 73 years of age at the time of his passing.  Captain Keller joined Northwest Airlines 12-04-1967 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 2000. 


To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com/  or

http://www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Obit12/obituary12.htm  which should take you directly to Captain Keller’s life story.  Services were held February 1st in Georgia. 

Survived by his wife Mary personal condolences may be sent to the family at

2360 Lakeview Drive , Young Harris  GA 30582-1908  ...  (706) 896-1899 

Thank you,
~ Carol



            Mr. Paul R. Keller of Young Harris, GA passed away this week. Paul had a full life of family and friends. He was a former captain for Northwest Airlines and had the distinction of having, at the time of his retirement, flown more times across the Atlantic than and other pilot in the company. He loved flying. He flew helicopters in the Vietnam War and was decorated for his bravery and heroic actions.


             Paul loved his family. It was the most important thing to him. He is survived by his wife, Mary Mike Keller of Young Harris, GA, three children, Tina Ferguson of Hiawassee, GA, Penny and Mitchel Chandler of Athens, GA and Chris and Michelle Keller of Pace, FL, four grandchildren, Joshua, Morgan, Austin and Grayson and one sister, Margaret Howells of Silver Springs, MD.


             Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Juan Areiza officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francis of Assisi  with Military Honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers make memorials to St. Vincent De Paul Society at Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.


Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

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