Kevin R. Keiser, of Fordyce, Nebraska, died at his residence surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from a heart disease at the age of 54 years, two weeks and one day.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fordyce with the Rev. David Fulton and Rev. Timothy Lange officiating. Burial will be at the parish cemetery in Fordyce. Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday at church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Promes, Ross Promes, Ben Promes, Jason Promes, Michael Guenther, and Alex Guenther. Honorary pallbearers will be the Cedar Security Bank Directors and employees.
Kevin R. Keiser was born on March 3, 1960 in Fordyce, NE to Raymond S. and Catherine "Katie" D. (Bart) Keiser. Kevin grew up in the Fordyce area and attended West Catholic Elementary School. He graduated from Hartington Cedar Catholic High School in 1978. He attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk for Business. After college, Kevin worked at the bank in Crofton and Center, Nebraska. He then moved to Fairbury, Nebraska and worked in the Bank in Jansen, NE. Kevin moved back to Fordyce and lived with his mother and started his banking career in Northeast Nebraska. He worked at the Cedar Security banks/branches in Fordyce, Wynot, and Hartington. Kevin was promoted to President of Cedar Security Bank in January 10, 2000. He was known not only as a Banker but a friend as well.
Kevin was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. He served on the Fordyce Village Board and was Chairman of the Board for many years. He also belonged to the Bow Valley Park Association and was a former board member of the Hartington Golf Board. Kevin enjoyed golfing, making homemade sausage, playing cards at the Mall in Fordyce, fishing and especially baseball. He enjoyed playing, watching, umpiring and recently announcing baseball games. All in all - Kevin enjoyed life.
He is survived by four sisters and two brothers and their spouses, Pat and David Huss of Miami, FL, Steve and Bette Keiser of Fordyce, NE, Jean and Mike Rieff of Cedar Rapids, IA, Sharlene and Francis Guenther of Crofton, Don and Sheila Keiser of Norfolk, NE, Mary Ann and Cyril Promes of Crofton, NE; 21 nieces and nephews; 20 great nieces and nephews; four aunts, Sally Bart of Hartington, Irene Bart of Crofton, NE, Sr. Elmera Keiser of Yankton, SD, Laurentia Bonertz of Yankton, SD; and many cousins.
Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond on 2-21-1971 and his mother Katie on 1-24-2014; brother Charles Keiser at age two in 1953.
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Sorry to hear about the passing of Kevin. Kevin was a great person and a great person to be around. I will never forget the rounds of golf with him. I will also miss the great conversations that him and I had over the years.
Mr. and Mrs David Baron
We are including you and your family in our lenten prayers Bette and Steve. Sympathy & prayers always.
Paul and Diane Wemhoff
So Sorry to hear of the passing of Kevin. Know that you are all in our thoughts and Prayer.
Aaron and Teri Biermann and Family
Maryann and Cyril ,
Don and Shelia and all of Miss Kate's family.So sorry to hear about Kevin. What a good person. Sympathy and prayers from our family.
Dennis and Rose Promes
So sorry to hear of the passing of Kevin, know we are remembering Kevin and the remainder of the family in our thoughts and prayers this lenten season.
Jim and Connie Lange
Our prayers to all of your family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Kevin. May he be with Katie in God's loving care,
Dave, Deb and Madi Kube
Your loss is also our lose. The brotherhood is always with the whole family. We will have him in our prayers.
MICK AND SHERRY MOON
Will keep in my prayers and thoughts both for the restful soul of Kevin and to help ease the pain of a loss one to his family.
Please know that our prayers are being offered for the entire family and we ask God to walk with you through this journey. We also pray that Kevin's soul rest in peace among the angels.
Jeffrey and Myrna Codallo
Please know that you are all in our prayers as you deal with Kevin's passing. You have all been like a second family to me, and I have so many wonderful memories of time spent at Katie's house. May you find comfort in your memories.
Glen and Donna Hoesing
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF YOUR LOSS.
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MARCIA & BOB RISSLER
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Freddi and Jim White
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.
Millie and Mario Gonzalez
To all of Kevin's family my deepest sympathies. My regrets not being with all as you celebrate his life. May the comfort of our risen Lord and Savior be yours today. Love you all.
Sorry to hear of your loss. Kevin was a great guy. Our prayers are with your family.
Mark Schieffer and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Roberta Hoesing and family
Our sympathies and prayers to your family. God bless.
Wishing you peace at this difficult time. I always enjoyed Kevin's great sense of humor. God Bless you all.
Carla (Steffen) Tressell
May this scripture be of encouragement to family and friends. John 5:28,29. There Jesus promised: "All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come on out. This promise includes perfect health and everlasting life here on earth. Psalms 37:10,11. This encouraging information is found at this free site. jw.org. Watchtower 2014 January 1, What Has God Done For You? Pages 3-6
I did not know Kevin, but he sounds like a wonderful person. I did know his sister Sharlene as a nurse in Souix City Iowa , who cared for my 8 year old son after a auto accident near O'Neill , Ne. My prayers and sympathy to you and your family.
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