Bruce Edward Keller

Jun 7, 1938 – Jan 7, 2018

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Bruce Keller, long time resident and community member of Federal Way, WA, took his journey to heaven on Sunday, January 7, 2018, surrounded by his family.  Bruce was born on June 7, 1938.  He married his high school sweetheart, Jeanne, in 1958.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics & Mathematics in 1962, and he and Jeanne moved to the Seattle area in 1963 when he was offered a position at the Boeing Company.  He retired from Boeing in 2003 after 40 years of employment.  He is survived by his wife Jeanne, son Daniel, daughters Robin (Jason), Tarie (Craig), Shannon, and six grandchildren, Cody, Luke, Nathan, Isabella, Isaac and Abigail.  We will miss his love for God and his family, his outgoing personality, sense of humor and his generous and gentle nature.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 27th, at 2:00 pm at Christ’s Church, 941 So. Dash Point Rd., Federal Way, WA  98003.  In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to the Union Gospel Mission or your favorite charity.


Jeff Dean
Edmonds, WA
Jan 26, 2018

My condolences to the family of Bruce Keller. I had the privilege to work with Bruce for many years at the Boeing Company. He was always a pleasure to work with and was always cheerful, even when things weren't going to plan. He was a very smart, practical, and conscientious engineer and manager. I am sure that he will be missed by many.

Howard & Debbie Herndon
Federal Way, WA
Jan 21, 2018

Bruce was our neighbor across the street. He was such an inspiration to us. You could see him working in his yard..He had double knee replacement -- It was not long he was right back out there working. He was so friendly. He would ask about the kids growing up. Our son went on to be a pilot - he would say which Boeing airplane is he flying now? He was a was a man of compassion. When I had some health issues after my fall he came over and power washed my patio and patio furniture. Bruce- we will miss you but we will always remember you. - Howard and Debbie

Todd Tiffany
Bellevue, wa
Jan 21, 2018

Bruce was the best boss I had at Boeing. He always put his employees above himself. Sorry for your loss.

Frank & Sandy Jennings
Sun City West, AZ
Jan 19, 2018

Dear Jeanne and your family. We are saddened to hear of Bruce's (Buzz's) passing. We have fond memories of those years that we were neighbors and members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in SeaTac. To this day, when we look at the banners in the front of the church, we are reminded of Bruce's gifts as a wood maker because he made the beautiful wood hangers that the banners are hung on yet these days. We also remember the wonderful ski trips when our kids were still small. Blessings, peace, and love, as you mourn your loss. Frank and Sandy Jennings......

Michael Fink
North Bend, WA
Jan 17, 2018

Bruce was one of my all time favorite people to work with at the Boeing company. He was always, kind, generous, understanding but also straight forward. He has always had my highest regard and respect. My regards to his family!!

Susan Shatraw
Arvada, CO
Jan 15, 2018

Love and caring thoughts are sent to Jeanne & her children and grandchildren as they grieve the loss of this special man. Bruce was a kind and loving person and he will be missed by all who knew him.

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