Funeral services set for Topeka High teacher found unresponsive Tuesday

John Keller, 39, died Tuesday after he was found unresponsive inside his Topeka High School...
John Keller, 39, died Tuesday after he was found unresponsive inside his Topeka High School classroom.(Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home)
Published: Nov. 26, 2021 at 5:28 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Funeral services have been scheduled for a Topeka teacher found unconscious in his classroom Tuesday morning.

Around 7:51 a.m., first responders were called to Topeka High School. When they arrived, they found John Keller, 39, unresponsive.

Topeka High mourns loss of teacher found unresponsive

Original report from Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Emergency responders were parked outside Topeka High School Tuesday morning after a teacher was...

Lifesaving measures were performed, but Keller was later pronounced dead.

According to an obituary posted on Penwell-Gabel of Topeka’s website, a funeral for Keller will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be held the same day from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The obituary states Keller taught psychology and coached wrestling at Topeka High. He attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Divine Mercy University, graduating with a BA and MA degree respectively in psychology.

According to the obituary, Keller is survived by his wife, Emily; his sons, Layne, Micah, and Caleb; his parents, Mark and Gwen Keller; his brother, sister-in-law, and nephew, Luke, Karen, and Chet Keller; and grandparents, John and Karen Keller and Ann Dirks. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws.

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