Gary E. (Eddie) Keck, Jr.

December 28, 1977 - July 18, 2012

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Service: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel

Calling: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 3-7 p.m.

Gary Edward “Eddie” Keck, Jr., 34, of Orland died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 10:36 p.m. in Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne due to an auto accident in LaGrange County earlier in the evening.

Eddie had worked at area trailer factories. He last worked for Tiden and Bramble in Angola. Most recently he took care of his Grandfather.

He was born December 28, 1977, in Goshen to Gary Edward “Ed” Keck, Sr. and Sandra (Hall) Keck. His parents survive in Orland.

Also surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Crystal Keck Ramer and Darin Ramer of Kendallville; three nieces, Kelsey Ramer, Melissa Ramer, and Christina Ramer; maternal grandmother, Ruth Hall of Adams Lake; and paternal grandfather, Richard S. Keck, Sr. of Wolcottville.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Arthur B. Hall; and paternal grandmothers, MaDonna Keene and Barbara Keck.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville, with Rev. James Tews of Messiah Lutheran Church, Wolcottville officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

Calling is Monday, July 23, 2012, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the LaGrange County Animal Shelter.

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Dianna Buffington Kellstrom
July 30th, 2012 12:20pm
Ft. Wayne

Eddie and Sandy, I am so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. May God bring you peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Dianna

Sara Flores
July 27th, 2012 3:16pm
LaPorte City Iowa

I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and the day before that, too. I think of you in silence, I often say your name, But all I have is memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part. God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart. I shed tears for what might have been, a million times I've cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still, In my heart you hold a place no one could ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone, For part of me went with you, the day God took you home. The Golden Gate stood open He saw that you were getting tired, So He put his arms around you, and whispered, "Come with Me". Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. God broke our hearts to prove to us that he only takes the best. I LOVE YOU EDDIE

JoAnn Jacob Engber
July 25th, 2012 1:38pm
Shipshewana, Indiana

Sandy and Eddie, So sorry to see the news about your son. Words are inadequate to express my sorrow at your loss. Please accept my condolences as a friend from our Wolcottville school days along ago. I am thinking of you both now and in the days ahead. Jo

Louie & Beth Maskow
July 25th, 2012 11:30am
Brighton, In,

Dear Sandy & Ed, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Please know that you are in our hearts & Prayers.

Pat Kimmel
July 25th, 2012 10:28am
LaOtto, IN

Ed and Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I have two sons and know how precious our families are to us. Cherish the memories that you made thru the years. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for comfort in the days ahead.

John Kent
July 25th, 2012 2:31am
Tampa FL

Ed and Sandy and your son's family There are no words that say enough. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope it helps some to know that you are being thought of.

Sue Marsh
July 25th, 2012 2:27am
Union City, Mi

Ed and Sandy I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish the memories and loose yourself in pictures,hug those still here to help you through the pain.

Chris Archbold
July 24th, 2012 6:15pm

I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the service. Eddie was a great guy and I will miss him dearly. I feal fortunate to have called him my friend.

April Parker
July 24th, 2012 3:29pm

Just a thanks to Connie and Shane Reed for letting us all know that you were there for brings all our hearts a little more peace to know someone was there, helping and praying. Thank you.

April Parker & Chris Sanders
July 24th, 2012 3:27pm
Orland, IN

Eddie we will miss your smile, your laughter, and your caring nature. A best friend to Chris and everyone's little brother. Chris and I are so sorry for your family for such an incredible loss. Your family is in our prayers. We know in our hearts that you are in a better place. We will see you again someday you and miss you. Love, April & Chris

donna gienger
July 23rd, 2012 11:01pm

so sorry for loss donna gienger my husband was richard keck cousin

Michelle Schneider Young
July 23rd, 2012 5:20pm
Wolcottville, IN

Sandy & family, So very sorry for your loss, one can only imagine the pain you must be going thru. Sandy, I hope that you will find peace in knowing that Eddie is with your dad sharing good times & waiting til you all will be together in heaven again. Love & hugs, Michelle

Rex Whetzel
July 23rd, 2012 1:17am

So sorry to hear of your loss. What can one say. Contact me anytime if you want. Take care.

Rex Whetzel
July 23rd, 2012 1:17am

So sorry to hear of your loss. What can one say. Contact me anytime if you want. Take care.

Jeff levitz
July 22nd, 2012 1:16pm

The best friend anyone ever had, you are so loved Eddie, I miss you lil brother

Tina Hufnagle and Jeffery Wolfe
July 21st, 2012 8:36pm
Fremont, Indiana

So sorry to hear of Eddie's passing, he was a great guy and a joy to be around, always so much fun to be had in his presence. Sending prayers to his family and friends in this time of need, that God will provide them with comfort and healing, keep your memories close at heart and he will be kept alive through all of you.

duane and paula halferty
July 20th, 2012 8:27pm

you are in are thoughts and prayers

July 20th, 2012 7:08pm


Darris and Tina Campbell
July 20th, 2012 6:54pm

Crystal, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I know its not east to lose a loved one, if you or your family need anything let us know. our prayers are with you.

Rosie Martinez
July 20th, 2012 6:49pm

You will always be in my heart. I am going to miss you! Your family will be in my prayers. Love you....

Dorothy Chapman
July 20th, 2012 2:34pm
Rome City

I am so sorry to read that Gary Jr has passed away. I will be burning a candle these next few days to keep Gary and all your family in my thoughts and prayers. Our entire family sends condolences. Love In Christ, Dorothy Chapman & Family Rome City

Jesse Ross
July 20th, 2012 12:31am

You will always be remembered bro. Love you

Connie & Shane Reed
July 19th, 2012 10:53pm

Ed & family we are very sorry for your loss. We were the first to come on the accident u called for help Shane went to Eddie, we didn't know then who it was but we prayed for him and the family most of the night. Please know if there is anything we can do we will try and will will continue to keep your family in our prayers for a ling time to come.