KELLNER, William (Bill) Weitzel
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William (Bill) Weitzel Kellner, 74, passed away October 3, 2013 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Bill was born in Louisville, Kentucky to loving parents, Dorothy Grewling and Frank Fehr Kellner. Bill attended Saint Xavier High School and Bellarmine College in Louisville. Upon graduation from Bellarmine College, he joined the United States Marine Corps as a second lieutenant. While in the Marines, Bill completed the Navy Air Training Command and Naval Fighter Pilot Command programs. After training, he was transferred to El Toro (Santa Ana), California where he became a Naval Aviator and was promoted to captain. Bill served his country proudly in the Marines for four years. On October 18, l965, Bill was hired by Delta Airlines where he flew as a pilot for 31 years, retiring in 1997. While at Delta, he captained the 727, 737, 767 and MD11.In addition to flying, Bill was an entrepreneur. He founded Friendly Computers in Marietta, Georgia, the first Apple computer dealer in the State. Bill had many hobbies including tennis, scuba diving, snow skiing, water skiing and hunting. Bill leaves behind his loving wife of 26 years, Sandra Hollis Kellner and his Mother, Dorothy Grewling Kellner, four children: Jennifer Kellner Daugherty (Greg), William Weitzel Kellner, Jr. (Cheryl), Benjamin Joseph Kellner (Holly) and Patrick Alexander Kellner (Jennifer) two step-children: Jared Matthew Paul (Kelley) and Leigh Rudder Dobbs (Willis) and 6 grandchildren. Also, Bill is survived by 2 sisters, Barbara Kellner Temple (Nick) of Louisville, Jeannie Kellner Baird (Jim) all of Louisville and brother: Robert Joseph Kellner (Jeanne) of Seattle, Washington. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Frank Fehr Kellner. To celebrate Bill’s life visitors will be received Monday October 7 at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 North Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7 p.m., with the Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m.. The following morning a Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church where Bill was a member. The address is: 1618 Ben King Road, N.W., Kennesaw, Georgia 30144. The celebrant will be Father James L. Harrison, who was Bill’s priest for many years and is a long-time family friend. The interment will be held at 2 PM at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Georgia. Bill will be buried with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Wounded Warriors Project, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758540, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8540. Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home

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