Farming Rural 08

Dwight Keltz

October 25, 1923 ~ October 27, 2019 (age 96)


Dwight Keltz, 96, of Seville, died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman after a period of declining health.

Dwight was born Oct. 25, 1923 in Butler, PA and was the son of the late James and Flora Duella (Kemmerer) Keltz.  He was a 1941 graduate of Creston High School and on Oct. 28, 1945 he married the former Carrie Swartz.  Carrie preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2015 and they are together again.  Dwight retired from the Packaging Corp. of America in Rittman after 44 years of service and had made his home on Friendsville Road near Seville since 1952.  He was a farmer at heart who enjoyed gardening, tinkering around the house and he loved spending time with his family.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Burbank.

Surviving are his daughters, Connie and husband Kenny Beery of Seville, Jeanne Keltz of Seville, Catherine Graff and husband Ken Gibson of Massillon and Christine Keltz and Bill Martin of Middleburg Heights; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Florence Keltz of Wooster and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, a son-in-law, Bill Graff, a granddaughter, 3 great-grandchildren, his parents, brothers, Woodrow, Edwin, James, Charles, Harry and Donald and sisters, Mildred Dravenstott, Helen Gwin and Thelma Schall.

Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Burbank with Pastor Lori Burdette-Steele officiating.  Burial will be in Friendsville Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, c/o 2525 E. Sterling Rd., Creston, OH 44217 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.We, the family extends our sincere thanks to the staff at the Apostolic Home and LifeCare Hospice for the wonderful care given to our Father and Grandfather.

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October 29, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Murray Funeral Home
173 S. Main St.
Creston, OH 44217

Funeral Service
October 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Trinity United Methodist Church (Burbank)

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