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Richard E. Keefer

November 19, 1928 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Richard Keefer Obituary

Richard E. Keefer, 95, of Elyria, went home to be with his Savior January 9, 2024.  He was born November 19, 1928 in Elyria where he has been a lifelong resident.  Dick was a 1946 graduate of Clearview High School and attended Oberlin Business College.  He served with the US Army, 1st Calvary Division, 8th Regiment as part of the MacArthur Occupational Force in Tokyo, Japan.  From 1948 until it’s closing in 1969, he was employed at Fruehauf Trailer Company, Avon Lake and at Kroger Company as grocery store manager from 1957-1985.  He had also worked at Invacare and Elyria Locksmith.  He was a member, former trustee and usher at Abbe Road Baptist Church, Elyria.  Dick was a former scout master of Troop #147 and assistant scout master of Troop #136.  He and his family had traveled to many states across the US and to Israel in 1974.  Other interests included woodworking, crossword puzzles, reading, watching sports on TV and gardening. 

Dick is survived by his wife of 75 years, Patricia R (nee Dostall); children, Joyce (Donald) Schuster of Elyria, Timothy (Vicki) Keefer of North Ridgeville, Judith (Herk) DesChamps of LaGrange and Patricia (Jeffrey) Worcester of Spencer; 8 grandchildren and14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Florence Keefer; brother, Allan Keefer and a sister, Rose Eddington.

Friends will be received Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 10:00 am until the time of a noon service at Dicken Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 323 Middle Avenue, Elyria.  Reverend Cal Searles will officiate and Elyria VFW #1079 will present Military Honors.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abbe Road Baptist Church, 670 Abbe Road North, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

 

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Visitation
Saturday
January 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dicken Funeral Home & Cremation Service
323 Middle Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035

Service
Saturday
January 13, 2024

12:00 PM
Dicken Funeral Home & Cremation Service
323 Middle Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035

Burial
Saturday
January 13, 2024

Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township

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