Richard S. Keck, Sr.
July 17, 1931 - October 11, 2012
Service: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel
Calling: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 3-8 p.m.
Richard S. Keck, Sr., 81, of Wolcottville died Thursday, October 11, 2012, in the I.U. Medical Center, Indianapolis.
He was a lifetime area resident. He retired in 1994 after 20 years with Dometic in LaGrange.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Mr. Keck was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and a 50-year member of the LaGrange American Legion Post 215.
He was born July 17, 1931, in Noble County to Ralph Keck, Sr. and Ruth (Walburn) Keck. On April 11, 1969, in Clintwood, Virginia, he married Barbara Ann Lazar. She preceded him in death on April 17, 2004.
Surviving are four daughters, Sonya “Missy” (James) Sykes of Wolcottville, Judy (Phil) Burlew of Mongo, Dianna Smith of Washington, and Ramona (Jerry) Hunter of Kendallville; two sons, Gary Edward (Sandy) Keck of Orland and Richard S. (Sherry) Keck, Jr. of Wolcottville. two nieces he raised, Terri Stogner of North Carolina and Shelia (Paul, Jr.) Randol of Wolcottville; two nephews he raised, Walter (Brenda) Stogner of Ohio and Steve Evans of LaGrange; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis (Bill) Vanderpool of Wolcottville and Helen Baird of Kendallville; and three brothers, Jay (Linda) Keck of Wolcottville, Wayne Keck of Wolcottville, and Larry (Nell) Keck of Kentucky.
He was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Derek Sheldon Keck and Gary E. “Eddie” Keck, Jr.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Rev. James Tews officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.
Military graveside services will be provided by the LaGrange American Legion Post 215 and active duty members of the U.S. Air Force.
Calling is Monday, October 15, 2012, from 3 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Messiah Lutheran Church Building Fund.
View a video tribute after Monday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
I MISS POP EVERYDAY I THINK ABOUT YOU and MOM
I MISS POP EVERYDAY I THINK ABOUT YOU ND MOM
To Dick's wife and family - Ed and his siblings and families; to Dick's brothers and sisters and their families, I am sorry for your loss. I know and remember most all of you.
Oh loving Father&Savior Please accompany Your servant Richard Keck from this earth,to the place of Heavenly peace and eternal life. Amen
prayers to all.
So sorry for your loss. Though I didn't know Richard Sr. all that well, I did know many of the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Our condolences to your family. May God comfort you.Phyliss I will be calling you soon.
I am sorry for your loss.Wish I could have been there.My heart goes out to everyone.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Miss you and love you Papa
To the Keck family, I'am so sorry for your loss.Praying for u all. God Bless
My thoughts and prayers are with you all .I am so sorry for your loss.May God Bless you !!
I 'm so sorry,He was a good man and I'll be praying for all of you I pray that god sees you all threw this horrible tragidy,I love you all!!!!
Lots of great memories of our family gatherings. Rest in peace uncle Dick. "Death is not the end. It is the beginning."
my heart goes out to everyone..i loved uncle dick and i have so many great memories of him as a child and as a adult..he is the arms of barb and he is in the arms of jesus.i love all the family ..r i p uncle dick..
THERE ARE NO WORDS THAT CAN TAKE AWAY THE PAIN AT THIS TIME. YOUR FAMILY ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MAY GOD BLESS! JAY AND LINDA KECK AND FAMILY
Oh Papa, my heart just aches. You will be sorely missed by many. I am so very thankful for all the help you both gave me when I needed it most- you took such awesome care of my son and adopted Zachary and I right into the family. I don't know how we would have made it through those years without all of you! Until we meet again- enjoy your wings and keep your hands in your pockets. Lots of love & prayers for the rest of the family too.