For the health and safety of others a service will be held at a later date.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska
Philip J Kellner, age 98, passed away peacefully on Dec 28, 2020 at CHI Health St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln. He was born to Filip & Mary Kellner on a farm near Plasi on Oct. 22, 1922. Phil was the third of seven children.
He grew up near Plasi and attended a nearby country school, District No. 98, until the 8th grade. Phil started helping and farming with his dad at the age of 8. He established his own farm in the fall of 1949 near Weston.
On Feb. 20, 1950 he was united in marriage to Helen Scholz at St Luke Catholic Church in Loma. Phil and Helen were always attending polka dances every Sunday and loved to dance every number. They were married for 62 years before Helen’s death on April 30, 2012.
Phil took great pride in his farm and land. He fed cattle, hogs and sheep and was feeding 60 head of cattle at age 90. Even until the end, he never found comfort in a rocking chair and liked to be active. Phil enjoyed listening to Polka music and playing cards with his great granddaughters.
Phil was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Weston. Member of the Knights of Columbus.
Left to cherish his memory, Son, Dennis of Weston, Daughter, Darlene (Eugene) Kremlacek of Wahoo; Grandchildren: Chris Kellner of Stuart and his daughters Courtney & Nyah , Lisa (Scott) Oorlog of Lincoln and their daughters Natalie & Kate, and John (Nicole) Kremlacek of Wahoo and expecting baby boy in March 2021. Brother, James Kellner, Sister, Lillian Bohaty, Sister-in-law, Albina Kellner, all of Wahoo. Proceed in death by his wife, Helen , granddaughter, Jennifer Kellner , 1 brother and 3 sisters.