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Natascha Joy Keller – Obituary

Name: Natascha Joy Keller

Age: 42

Born: 04-14-1977

Died: 05-01-2019

First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake, New London

First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake, New London

Memorial services celebrating the life of Natascha Joy Keller, 42, of Bloomington will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake, (6338 County Road 40 NW, New London, MN).  Natascha passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at home. Reverend Wayne D. Kopitzke will officiate.  Inurnment will take place in Grove Cemetery, Paynesville. 

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church.  Arrangements are with Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville.

Natascha was born on April 14, 1977 in Paynesville, Minnesota.  She attended elementary school in St. Cloud, elementary and junior high in International Falls and graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1995.  She obtained her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Rasmussen College and went on to Flight Attendant School.  Natascha was employed as a Flight Attendant since 1998 with Northwest and Delta Airlines. 

Natascha enjoyed helping those in need, thrift shopping and above all spending time with her family and friends.  Her beautiful smile, generosity and infectious laugh will be remembered always. 

She is survived by her mother, Bev (Curt) Kopitzke of Paynesville; father, James (Cynthia) Keller and family of Scottsdale, Arizona; brother, Dan (Lisa) Kopitzke and family of Zimmerman; sister, Rachelle (Matt) Lee and family of Bremerton, Washington; grandmother, Virginia Keller of Melrose; many other relatives; friends; and her Delta family.

Natascha was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold & Joyce Manz, Leo & Gladys Kopitzke; grandfather, Eddie Keller; brother, Jimmy Keller; and cousin, Michelle Manz.

~Natascha is our gift from God.  God be with you, until we meet again~

Guestbook for Natascha Joy Keller

Dana (Rolfhus) Chesness
, Famiily Friend
May 11, 2019, 5:06 pm
My heart is deeply saddened to hear about Natascha's passing. She sounds like she was a bright light to all who knew her and had a positive impact on everyone. Sending much love and hugs to her family and friends and peace to beautiful Natascha!
Laura Anderson
, co-worker
May 10, 2019, 7:05 pm
My heart is so heavy for all that loved and knew sweet Natascha. I had the pleasure of flying with her a couple of times and will always remember her as bright light,kind and loving person and hard worker. She cared about her passengers and crew and you looked forward to your flight if her name was on your crew list. She will be so deeply missed at work and was taken way too young. We hope you find comfort knowing so many cherished and loved her, she was a great person. Wishing you peace and comfort during this most difficult time. God bless. Laura
Marisa Miller
, friend from middle school
May 9, 2019, 5:21 pm
Natascha always made me laugh. We met in 6/7th grade on the Jr. High track team. She was my favorite person to share a seat on the bus with, as we would laugh and have fun during the long bus rides. She once dared me to dye my hair dark black....and I did it! She was a ray of light and joy and I know she will be deeply missed by her family, friends and co-workers. Peace be with all of you during this time of mourning and loss.
Kathy Jo Loraas
, Friend
May 9, 2019, 4:58 pm
Natasha was a very kind soul. She touched everyone she knew with her bright and sweet personality! She took me to the Spam Festival in Honolulu one year on our layover. I had never heard of it before but she loved Spam! 😊 She will be missed by all who knew her and I will keep her spirit with me whenever I am in Anchorage and Honolulu. (her favorite layovers) Forever Aloha my friend. XOXO Kathy Jo
Becky Sydeski
, Co-worker and friend
May 9, 2019, 12:12 am
As so many others have said, I am heartbroken at the passing of sweet Natascha. I was with her in what was her last trip to Honolulu. When I unpacked my suitcase many days after her death, I found a jolly rancher and a ginger candy in my apron. She had snuck them in my apron in the middle of the night. I also asked her what lipstick she was wearing, it matched our purple uniform perfectly. As soon as I said it, I knew that lipstick would be in my mailbox when I next went to work. That's just how she was, as so many other co-workers have shared. Natascha and I shared a deep love of Anchorage and Hawaii. There will never be a time, from now on, that I won't think of Natascha at every Hawaiian sunset, and every Alaskan morn. Her spirit will always be with those who loved her.
Tara Stone
, High school friend
May 8, 2019, 8:32 pm
I’m so saddened to hear about the passing of Natascha. We are celebrating her memory and hope she knew that we have always cared about her. Natascha could make any situation fun; she had a smart, sassy, witty, but also kind and generous way about her. Truly missed by many and gone way too soon. I could never have passed Algebra II without you my friend! Sending Love out to you in the Heavens.
Troy Idom
, Colleague
May 8, 2019, 5:18 pm
The world will most definitely miss Natascha’s kind and gentle spirit. I only flew with her a couple times but will never forget the nonstop laughs and kindness that followed her. Every time I saw her in the crew lounge I would ask her which International Trip was she working today. She would let out the biggest laugh that filled the room. It was always Anchorage, of course. She always had treats on the flights. One flight she was slicing zucchini and offered me a slice. I asked her if she going to cook it? Again, the biggest laugh came out. To her family and friends: We have an incredible loss and will always remember the good times and warm smiles she brought to everyone she came in contact with. Fly high until we meet again Natascha~
Sandy Pegler
, Friend and coworker
May 8, 2019, 1:00 am
My thoughts and prayers go out to Natascha’s family. I loved flying with her! She made work so much fun! She was a ray of sunshine-so kind and giving. I remember one time we were waiting around on the airplane and all of a sudden she took a sticker off of a banana and put it on my roller bag-that sticker is still there! While sitting in the galley she would set a cinnamon Jolly Rancher on the counter for me-one of her many kind gestures. I am so heartbroken. We all lost a beautiful person. Now, when I look up into the night sky and see the brightest star, I know that is Natascha. Rest In Peace my friend. You will truly be missed.
Cynthia Dyste
, Friend/Colleague
May 7, 2019, 11:48 pm
I’m so loved flying with Natasha. What a generous soul. Giggling with her in the galley was the best. My favorite was when she said her celebrity crush is Guy Fieri. Still cracks me up. I am so lucky to know her ❤️
Mary Jacobson
, Co-worker
May 7, 2019, 11:05 pm
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Natascha. You always knew it was going to be a good day if her name was on the crew list. She was one of the kindest and sweetest people at the airline, with a smile that lit up the room. She was an excellent flight attendant. R.I.P. Natascha. You will be missed.
Beth Dutton
, Colleague
May 7, 2019, 4:35 am
Natascha - she certainly lived up to her middle name - Joy! She gave all of us a little bit of her joy every time we worked with her. I first met Natascha on a Honor's flight we didn't know we signed up for - oops! (Flights taking WWII vets to DCA). We giggled and laughed and she made those mostly men feel so special. Then our paths crossed again on ANC and HNL flights - you knew the flight was going to be good if you saw her name on it. My heart is aching at our collective loss - she may no longer be with us in person but she will always have a space in our hearts.
Mike and Maria Hermann
, Friends and Colleagues
May 7, 2019, 12:45 am
Our hearts are broken at the loss of this beautiful soul. Natascha left a small part of her goodness with everyone she encountered. So generous in spirit, kindness, and compassion. May we gather together to celebrate Natascha in a way that is fitting for heaven’s angel! Our deepest condolences to Natascha’s family and friends. Mike and Maria Hermann
Jeffrey Gehring
, Friend and Colleague
May 7, 2019, 12:25 am
I flew with Natasha on one of her favorite trips over Christmas...Honolulu. She brought every FA on on the crew a gift bag. In it was microwave popcorn and some jolly ranchers and a gift card to ABC which is huge in Hawaii. I thought it was so thoughtful but that is just how she was. One of the most caring people I had the pleasure of knowing and working with. She loved her job and was excellent at it. She looked just lovely in the new purple uniform. I will never forget Natasha's beautiful smile and laugh. My condolences to Natasha's Family and Friends. I will miss her so much. Peace to her and to you all.
Kevin and Cathy Hughes
, Friends and Coworkers
May 6, 2019, 11:36 pm
To our bright shining little star; We are the lucky ones. You touched and graced the lives of so many in such an amazing way. Godspeed to our shooting star Natascha
Becky Spadino
, Friend and co worker
May 6, 2019, 10:04 pm
Natascha was a gift to all of us at NWA/Delta. I have countless memories of this beautiful young woman. There is a big hole in my heart now. Nothing is going to be the same without wonderful Natascha, in our world. We laughed, we played, we loved. You made this job of ours a pleasure to come to whenever you were on our trips. So long my dear dear friend, till we meet again in Heaven, where there is no more pain and no more tears. Much love and condolences to all her family and friends.
Mary Kay Roberts
, Friend and coworker
May 6, 2019, 9:41 pm
Words cannot begin to express how sad I am since hearing of Natascha’s death. She was one in a million. I was fortunate to fly with her many times on redeye flights and on trips to Honolulu and Aruba. She always made me laugh. I loved seeing her name on my crew list! Natascha was the most kind and thoughtful person. She touched me in so many ways. My prayers go out to her family and her many friends. I will be looking for her in every sunset or on every hiking trail and will never forget her and her radiant smile RIP my dear friend Natascha!! 🌺🌺🌺
Susan Tolan
, Friend/Coworker
May 6, 2019, 4:31 pm
Natascha was a Beautiful "Ray" of Sunshine! My heart is breaking for your entire Family. May her Beautiful & Gorgeous "LIGHT" shine brightly thru you Now and Forever from this day forward. Sending you my Love, Comfort, Peace and strength in all the days to come. My Deepest Sympathies to your entire family. Aloha Natascha!
, Friend
May 6, 2019, 2:41 am
Natascha, / Ms delta dawn, very kind sweet with beauty that shined from her inside out, I didn’t get a chance to get to know her long for she was part of another dear friend of mines heart why one heart ache then just to be followed by another. She’s a beautiful soul and waited for the love of her life to come back and when reunited, i seen the love they had for each other and I dedicated the greatest love story song to them it fit them so perfect apart from each other for so many years and then reunited again as if he never left and to see How it all unfolded makes me feel as if I was reading The greatest love story based on a romantic novel that a women in love with a man couldn’t bare another heartache so she joined him in the spiritual realm.
Bonnie Masters
, Cousin
May 6, 2019, 1:58 am
My dearest dearest cousin We all are greatly gonna miss you. I was thinking back when I babysat you when you're parents worked and waiting until the last minute to clean up before they got home all the forts we made and secrets we shared. When I was going threw my medical condition you told me to be strong and make a bucket list I did but I just can't do one Sky Dive how silly of me I'm scared of hights. Natasha always in my heart. I love you very much. Please say high to my sister until again I love you very much.
Nancy Wolff
, Friend and co worker
May 4, 2019, 2:57 pm
I had the wonderful pleasure to be one of the many people lucky enough to be a friend of Natasha. Always a smile on her face and a welcome hug. If she found out you were missing something on your trip, it would be at your hotel room door the next morning! She was kind, funny and so generous. In anchorage we happened to be bar hopping, go figure! She had this big smile on her face with a tray full of “duck farts”. Well needless to say we drank duck farts!!! Always a fun time with this girl! My heart is breaking as are so many others. Sending condolences to her family and friends. She was truly a gem and will be missed by all. Rest In Peace dear girl❤️❤️❤️
C. Belvey
May 4, 2019, 1:01 pm
My condolences to the family of Ms. Keller. May the God of comfort, grant you peace at this sad time. We are reassured that very soon we will enjoy a happy, unending life with family and friends, here on the earth. ( Psalm 37:11,29)
Mark J.VonBank
, alumnus from PRHS In Park Rapids, MN
May 4, 2019, 11:40 am
5/4/'19 To Natascha's families, friends, co-workers and The Class of 1995-prayers and peace of understanding and comfort are w/u all on the loss of this wonderful lady. God called you too soon but he had other plans in heaven for you, I didn't know her personally but I know her smile radiated like the stars and shined like the sun- it broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone for the day-May 1st, 2019 when God called u home part of Us went w/you. Rest In Peace, With Prayers and Love, Mark J. VonBank- Class of 1977 alumnus of PRHS-Park Rapids, MN.
Sara Elfes
, friend
May 4, 2019, 5:49 am
I am a co-worker of Natascha. Everytime I saw her name on a trip that I had, I became so excited. Not many people in this world are like Natascha. She was a very kind, generous and fun soul!! One of the first times I had a long layover with her, she bought our crew air mattresses to lay in the pool in Phoenix. She always thought of other people and her sense of humor made everyone laugh. So sad this happened to such a sweet and amazing person. God bless to her and her family! Natascha was so adored and loved by so many people!
Tina Peterson
May 4, 2019, 4:08 am
Natascha was a colluege and friend of mine at NWA/Delta Airlines. She was a pleasure to work with and play with on our Alaska layovers. She loved our 49th state like no other. It was her "happy place". She had the most kindest soul and a smile that warmed your heart. She had a clever sense of humor that was always cherished on layovers and on flights we worked together. When you saw that Natascha was on your flight, you knew it would be a great trip. Natascha had a heart of gold. You never knew what she would sneak into your suitcase, mailbox, or small carry on bag without you knowing. I finished a trip once to find wonderful bubble bath beads when I got home. Then once, I mentioned I liked her folded up brush/comb and the next trip I flew, it was in my mailbox. I was lucky to have known her. She made the world a better place. She sparkled wherever she went. She touched hundreds of lives. I was blessed to be a good friend of Natascha's. The memories will never be forgotten. I will miss you, my friend!! Alaska will never be the same without you. Thank you for sharing Natascha with us. May you find comfort and peace in your lives. I now know Natascha is with her brother and in the beautiful mountains and beaches she longed for in eternity. Love Always, Tina💚💚
Reed Dill
, friend/dentist
May 3, 2019, 6:31 pm
I had the distinct pleasure of being Natascha's dentist for almost 20 years. Hearing of her passing is such sad news for myself and my entire team. Natascha's wonderful smile and enthusiasm always brightened our day when she had an appointment. We often laughed hard whenever we both recalled the time I was on one of her flights to Anchorage Alaska in 2012. It isn't every day you know one of your flight attendants and she went out of her way to ensure my flight experience was perfect = it was her turn to care for my needs. On many occasions, Natascha would bring us a bag filled with Hotel soaps and lotions for our personal use. She was incredibly thoughtful! Natascha, on behalf of my entire team and myself, you were such a wonderful soul and more than a patient of ours, you were our friend. We will miss you deeply! We all hope you find peace with Jesus our Lord and Savior in Heaven.
Angela Brewer
, Friend
May 3, 2019, 4:31 pm
Oh my sweet "Ethel" I shall miss her so. It was a given you would laugh, smile and giggle on and on when you were with Taschie. She was one of those rare people when you saw, your whole world got better instantly. No matter what was going on, everything was all better when you saw her. I watched her give so much of herself to people, she was always thinking of others and how she could help or make them happy or even play a sly little trick on them. Her dry sense of humor always tickled me. I cant believe she's gone. Taschie, I hope you know how much you were loved by EVERYONE. We weren't ready to say goodbye to such a wonderful gift but I hope you now have the beautiful peace and light you always gave to all of us. Forever in my heart~. Your "Lucy"
Steven Atwood
, Friend/coworker
May 3, 2019, 1:55 pm
Natascha was such a joy to work with,and a great person to be around. She will be missed.
Chris Glenz
, Larry Glenzs wife
May 3, 2019, 11:28 am
Bev may God wrap his arms around you. She is now with our family in heaven Love to all.
Christine Otterdahl
, Flight Attendant Friend
May 3, 2019, 3:51 am
Natasha was one of those girls that made my heart just smile when I saw her - I was always so excited to be flying with her, I knew it was going to be a wonderful trip filled with laughter. She will be missed by so many. Love you Natascha - may you now be at peace.
Debbie Hill
, Friend
May 3, 2019, 12:15 am
To Natasha’s family, my heart is breaking over the news about Natasha. I loved her so much. I have many wonderful memories of fabulous layovers together. I pray she is now at peace.

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