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Steve Keller's passions in life include fishing, making cribbage boards, making candy, and spending time with family and friends.  These are also the things that keep him going as he battles cancer.

For the past two years, Steve has had esophageal cancer.  He is in Stage 4.  With the progression of the cancer, he now receives treatments every week.  He also receives surgeries as needed.

Medical expenses, traveling, and future expenses have and will continue to impact the family greatly.

A benefit and living celebration of life will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022 starting at 2 p.m.  There will be beer, soda, water, a baked goods auction, 50/50, raffle baskets, and live music at Badger's Den Sports Bar in Phillips.

"Not only are we doing a benefit, but Steve would like to be surrounded by family and friends in his ending stages of life so we will be doing a living celebration of life," Jody Kozak shared.  "We are accepting donations, raffle baskets, and gifts to be used as raffle items," she added.  To donate, you can contact 715-820-2593 or participate in the benefit.

The Facebook page for Steve's benefit is


Written By:  Lynne Bohn,
(This post was last modified: 02-18-2023, 01:42 AM by My Northern Wisconsin.)