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Our Servant Staff

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The loss of a loved one is a difficult time for everyone. Let our family help yours. 

Read the bios below to learn more about who we are and what we do. Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. 

Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

G. David Keller

G. David Keller

Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer

I am originally from Pennsylvania when I left to go into the military in 1989. I was a proud soldier of the US Air Force and achieved the Air Force Achievement Medal, among other accomplishments as I served during the first Gulf War. After the military, I moved to Knoxville, TN where I started my apprenticeship in funeral service. I attended Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA in 1993 and went back to Knoxville area to manage funeral homes. In 1995, I was recruited to manage a facility in Memphis, TN. In 1999, I became self-employed owning the largest sub-contracting agency in the south, subsequently, starting a funeral home as well as a crematory, flower shop and cremation society. I stayed in Tennessee until I sold all of the businesses to start a slower pace to be a “small-town funeral director”. Thus, I came to Indiana to buy some funeral homes. I now am proud to own Gerts, Windler & Keller Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Brook, Fowler, and Goodland, Indiana, as well as Shelby & Keller Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Covington, IN. We have our own crematory and have updated all of the facilities. My goal is to be dedicated to personal family service and not be a conglomerate or factory. It was obvious to me that if I had more than one funeral home, I could compete with the large corporations and still be very active in my business. The economy of scale will also allow me to give the most compassionate pricing...GUARANTEED! I am a certified cremationist, funeral director, embalmer who will always try to stay active in my community, while always giving back to those that help sustain my locally owned business.

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William 'Bill' Balensiefer

William "Bill" Balensiefer

Owner/Director of Operations

Bill and his wife Cindy enjoy spending time with their (4) children & (6) grandchildren. They have two dogs, Chloe & Ollie. They manage their rental property business after they both retired. Bill is a retired executive from Wal-Mart and Cindy is retired from Archer, Daniel & Midland and they attend St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kentland. The family, though work took them other places, originally are from Benton County which is where they, ultimately, came back to live. While Bill is passionate about serving others in their time of need, he also has remodeled the funeral homes and helps maintain them. He is unbelievably handy and has brought the chapels up to date rather quickly.

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Robert B Shelby

Robert B Shelby

Funeral Director/Former Owner

Robert was born the second son of Frank Y. and Helen VanDorn Shelby. He started helping at the funeral home at an early age taking chairs and equipment to the homes for visitation and funerals. He is is a graduate of Covington High School and Indiana College of Mortuary Science. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1950.

He married Helen Frances Moudy and they have two sons, Robert Irvin and Douglas Francis.

He served two terms as Fountain County Coroner and twelve years as a deputy. He was President of Indiana Funeral Directors Association in 1976-77.

Robert is a member of Covington United Methodist Church, Fountain Lodge #60 F. & A. M., Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine, Covington Business Association, and Covington Celebration Group.

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