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WATCH: Deacon and wife talk about the plane crash that destroyed their home


Some may remember this story from last year. CNS has an update:

In March 2017, Deacon Norm Keller and his wife, Barbara, lost their home in Marietta after a private plane crashed into their front yard and exploded.

The fire ravaged the house and the mementos collected during their marriage. The focus quickly turned from the house toward the pilot, who died in the crash.

“He was a father and a grandfather, just like me. We pray they are comforted,” said Deacon Keller at the time.

Deacon Keller serves at St. Joseph Church in Marietta. The Kellers settled into a new house six months after the plane crash.

“We moved in on Sept. 18. It’s about four miles from where we used to live,” Deacon Keller told The Georgia Bulletin, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

The couple’s new home is in Kennesaw and was blessed by Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory Nov. 29.

Read on to find what happened, and check out the video.

Deacon Greg Kandra
The Deacon's Bench
Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. For nearly three decades, he was a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to a variety of programs and was honored with every major award in broadcasting. Deacon Greg now serves as Multimedia Editor for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA.) He and his wife live in Forest Hills, New York.
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