Leo Keith Coller, 78, of Baker City died August 23, 2020, at Meadowbrook Place. A celebration of his life is planned for 1:00 PM on Friday, September 11th at the Harvest Church with Pastor Brad Phillips officiating.
Leo was born May 29, 1942, in Baker City, Oregon. His parents were Fred A. Coller and Rebecca J. (Stellman) Coller. He graduated from Baker High School in 1961 and went on to join the Army National Guard for the next seven years. On January 11th of 1964, he married Brenda Litteral, a union that eventually ended in divorce.
He worked as a truck driver, both in the logging industry and long and short haul trucking, a career that came natural as he had been driving trucks since the age of 16. He truly loved trucking and being on the road.
Leo really enjoyed being in the outdoors. He had a special appreciation for elk. He loved watching and hunting them. He also loved his family very much and he enjoyed giving the staff at his favorite hangout, the Truck Corral, a fun but hard way to go. He was a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the VFW and the American Legion.
Survivors include his daughter, JoAnna Chamberlin and husband Larry of Baker City, and three sons; Bryan Coller and wife Robin of Star, Idaho, Jason Coller and wife Dezerae of New Braunfels, Texas and Jamie Coller and wife Sarah of Bella Vista, Arkansas. He also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Charlene Yanken and Lois Zehrung, and four brothers; Robert, Don, Richard, Fred Jr. Coller and another brother, Al Coller, who just passed away two days after Leo.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, the VFW or to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place Street, Baker City, Oregon 97814.
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