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Rickey Joe Keim

February 15, 1966 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 57) 57 Years Old

Rickey Keim Obituary

Rickey Joe Keim, age 57, of Chillicothe, IL, formerly of East Moline, Illinois, passed away suddenly at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, IL., on Thursday, January 4, 2024.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 20, 2024. A memorial visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo, Illinois.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Burial of his cremated remains will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, East Moline, Illinois.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rick Keim memorial fund to be distributed amongst local charities.

 

Rick was born on February 15, 1966, the son of Robert D. and Beverly K. (Dzekunskas) Keim in Moline, Illinois.  He graduated from United Township High School with the Class of 1985.  He received his certificate of welding from United Township High School vocational center.

 

Rick was an accomplished welder with Phillipi-Hagenbach. He was especially proud of his work and his company. He was a faithful friend to all who needed his help and assistance- quick with a laugh, encouragement, and an uncanny and reliable ability to see and express the bright side of any situation no matter how formidable.

 

The things that brought Rick the most joy were times spent with family. He especially loved birthdays, gatherings for the holidays, and family outings.

 

Those left to cherish his memory, his loving mother Beverly Demeurisse of Silvis, IL, brother; Robert (Gladys) Keim of East Moline, IL., his loving nephews; Robert and  Joshua Keim and his loving niece Rebecca all of East Moline, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Rick was preceded in death by his, father Robert Dale Keim, his stepfather who raised him, Paul Maurice Demeurisse.

 

 

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Memorial Visitation
Saturday
January 20, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Vandemore Funeral Home - Geneseo
580 E. Ogden Avenue
Geneseo, IL 61254

Memorial Service - VFH Geneseo
Saturday
January 20, 2024

2:00 PM
Vandemore Funeral Home - Geneseo
580 E. Ogden Avenue
Geneseo, IL 61254

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