Judy Zehnder Keller, Bavarian Inn Lodge founder, dies at 77

Judy Zehnder Keller, Bavarian Inn Lodge founder, dies at 77

Judy Zehnder Keller was an aspiring businesswoman who inspired many individuals. She was the founder of Bavarian Inn Lodge.

Bavarian Inn Lodge founder Judy Zehnder Keller passes away at the age of 77.

Judy Zehnder Keller, the founder, and president of the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Michigan passed away on Wednesday. Frankenmuth, Michigan, on October 19, 2022, at the age of 77, according to her family.

According to a family member, she passed away from lung cancer that had gone to her brain.

“Long-time entrepreneur, community leader, women’s advocate, working mother, wife, and grandma,” was how she was described.

In 1960, Ms. Zehnder Keller began her employment at the Bavarian Inn, the family restaurant. In 1986, she started the Bavarian Inn Lodge and guided it as it grew to become one of the biggest indoor water park hotels in the state.

She was also the proprietor of Frankenmuth Cheese Haus.

“Today we mourn the passing of our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, and thank the entire community for its support during this time,” her family said in a statement Wednesday. “Judy Zehnder Keller was a true pioneering businesswoman in our community, and her legacy will be long remembered by those who love the Bavarian Inn and our family’s commitment to this community.”

Michigan State University

Zehnder Keller, a 1963 alumnus of Frankenmuth High School, went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in hotel and restaurant management and a master’s in educational psychology.

She was honored by the National Restaurant Association, the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association, and Michigan State University, which named her “Industry Leader of the Year” and “Alumna of the Year.” She was also the recipient of other community and industry awards.

Her passing occurs just a few days after that of Irene Bronner, the matriarch of the family that owns Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, Michigan’s largest and most renowned retailer of holiday decorations. Ms. Bronner, who was 95 years old, passed away on Sunday.

Her husband Don Keller, her three children Michael, William, and Martha Zehnder Kaczynski, as well as five grandkids, survive her.

Cederberg Funeral Home will have a private funeral service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be donated to the Frankenmuth Community Foundation’s German Heritage Fund, CAN Council, and Underground Railroad programs.

Judy Zehnder Keller Age, Family, and Early Life 

Judy Zehnder Keller was 77 years old. She was the eldest daughter of Bavarian Inn Restaurant founders William “Tiny” Zehnder Jr., who died in 2006, and Dorothy Zehnder, 100.

judy zehnder keller age

The exact date of birth had the Zodiac details of Judy aren’t available.

Which school and college did she go to?

Judy Zehnder Keller, a 1963 alumnus of Frankenmuth High School, went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in hotel and restaurant management and a master’s in educational psychology.

Judy Zehnder Keller Career, What is her profession?

In 1960, Ms. Zehnder Keller began her work at the Bavarian Inn, the family restaurant. In 1986, she started the Bavarian Inn Lodge and guided it as it grew to become one of the biggest indoor water park hotels in the state.

She was also the proprietor of Frankenmuth Cheese Haus.

Judy was honored by the National Restaurant Association, the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association, and Michigan State University, which named her “Industry Leader of the Year” and “Alumna of the Year.” She was also the recipient of other community and industry awards.

Judy Zehnder Keller Net Worth, How much does she earn?

Judy Zehnder Keller most likely had a very good income from her profession. However, the exact facts and details of her net worth for the year 2022 are yet to be disclosed.

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Judy Zehnder Keller Husband, What is her relationship?

Judy Zehnder Keller was a married woman l. Her husband is Don Keller and they have three children together. Michael, William, and Martha are the 3 children.

Is she available on any social media platforms?

Zehnder Keller was on Facebook as Judy Zehnder Keller.

Physical Appearance of Judy Zehnder Keller’s Height, Weight

HeightFeet: N / A
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Hair ColourBrown
Eye ColourBrown
Body type Fit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Judy Zehnder Keller’s which should be known

NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac SignN / A
Net WorthN / A
Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpouseDon Keller
Children3

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