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D. Keim

D. Keim

Dorris Frederick Daniel Keim, 94, of Marissa, Illinois, died at 11:00p.m. at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, Illinois.
He was born on May 13, 1918 to Frederick Michael Keim and Emma, nee Kunze, Keim in Marissa, Illinois. He worked 34 years in the United States Postal Service and served 4 years in the military. He was a member and past president of the Marissa Lions Club, Marissa Rotary Club, Randolph County Shrine Club, Marissa Board of Education, and past patron of Amaryllis Chapter #750 OES. He was a life member of the VFW Post 2698, American Legion Post 172, Scottish Rite, Marissa Masonic Lodge 881 and Randolph Shrine Club. He was also a member of Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Moose Lodge 1221, Marissa Lions, Shriners (AINAD Temple), Amaryllis Chapter #750 OES and Royal Neighbors of America. He was a recipient of the Lion’s Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.
He is preceded in death by his wife Beverley C.,nee Boden, Keim and one grandson, Matthew A. Wayland.
Survivors include one daughter – Gail (Jack) Templeton and grandsons Andrew Templeton and Eric (Eve) Wayland. One son David (Pam Mayo) Keim and grandsons Michael (fiancé Aundrea) Keim, Phillip (fiancé Janet) Keim, Ryan (Danyale) Keim.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on Monday, February 25, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00am with Rev. Gail Geisel officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Dave and Gail – Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Both of your parents were so loving and caring. I will always remember Brownies in your basement and playing in your toy room! We were fortunate to be raised in that generation! Loving thoughts to all of you. Ken and Sherri

    Posted by: Sherri and Ken Wildt – FL Feb 21, 2013

  2. Administrator says:

    Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in building 50, Scott AFB. You may visit the Service Center on Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM or call 618-256-9350. You may leave a voice mail message at other times and we will return your call the following Tuesday. You may also call either of our Service Officers, Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819, for immediate assistance if required.

    Posted by: Gene Wiggins – MASCOUTAH, IL – Fellow Government Retiree Feb 22, 2013

  3. Administrator says:

    Fred, you will be missed. We married a couple of special girls when we got the Boden sister. I ‘ll never forget our pheasant hunting trips to South Dakota or our fishing trip to Lake of the Woods in Canada.RIP

    Posted by: Roy Schlumpberger – Ballwin,, MO – Brother-in-law Feb 22, 2013

  4. Administrator says:

    Gail and David, Our thoughts and prayers are with you! What a special Uncle, Fred was! He was funny, caring and such a friend to everyone. He is loved by many and will be missed. What a great life he lived. He was blessed with a wonderful family! I am sure that anyone who met him will never forget him!!Love you all, Jeanne

    Posted by: Greg and Jeanne Wells – Wildwood Mo, MO – Niece Feb 23, 2013

  5. Administrator says:

    Dave and Gail and all the grandkids…. you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time… He was a great… man and a wonderful cook 😉 He loved you all dearly and would sit and tell me story after story about each of you when we lived there. The kids will forever remember him and he will always be cherished by myself as a wonderful loving man! There is not much I can do from all the way up in Troy MO but I will be down for the visitations… If there is anything I can do please let me know.
    Michelle Kathy and all the kids.

    Posted by: Michelle Edmonds – TROY, MO – Friend Feb 23, 2013

  6. Administrator says:

    I want to express my sympathy to your family. I have so many wonderful memories of spending time at your home next door to my Grandparents-Bert and John McGough. I loved your playroom,Gail! We had many hours of fun in that room. Your father always made the best meals for us. I loved working with him in his huge garden-I did more sampling than real work but he was very patient with me! My Grandparents loved both your parents and had nothing but appreciation for them all those years. Thank you for all those childhood memories. Jennifer Politsch

    Posted by: Jennifer Politsch Feb 26, 2013

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