Floyd Keim

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Floyd H. Keim, 75, of Millstadt, IL, born January 15, 1949, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at his residence.

Floyd worked for Liese Lumber Company in Belleville and was a member of Teamster Local 50 Union. In his younger years, he served in the United States Air Force Reserves. After his retirement from Liese, he worked for the City of Belleville Parks and Recreation. Floyd was a skilled handyman and was always busy working on a home project for his wife and kids. Floyd was an avid outdoorsman, he especially enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and gardening. Above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter L. and Estella V., nee Hurst, Keim; a sister, Helen Gauch; and his brother-in-law, Rueben Goodwin.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carol, nee Lippert, Keim; three children, April (Andy) Parker and their children, Avery, Aiden, and Addison Parker; Amanda (Dan) Friederich and their children, Audrey and Caleb Friederich; and Chris (Kaitlyn) Keim and their children, Riley, Dylan, Cori, and Blake Keim; his two sisters, Doris Goodwin and Carol (Ron) Crannage; a sister-in-law, Susan (David) Hauck; two brothers-in-law, Roger (Laurie) Lippert and Richard Gauch; friends, Ron and Jill Wegener and their family; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Floyd was always very thankful for his family and friends, especially his dear friend and brother-in-law, David Hauck.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BJC Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.



3 Comments on Floyd Keim

Marcus Gass said : Guest Report Apr 30, 2024 at 10:56 PM

I’m sorry to hear of Floyd’s passing. I worked for Floyd at Belleville parks and Rec from 2007-2008. I am thankful for the opportunity. He taught me things about being a man. I remember vividly of him criticizing the lines I left on the baseball fields. At this present point in time, I believe Floyd was correct that I could have done a much better job (not sure I would have agreed with him then). I also remember coming to work and being down. Floyd would easily talk me into getting on a mower and getting back to work to the point I wouldn’t even remember why it mattered to me in the first place. I remember coming back after I left to join the navy… he told me to remember that “loose lips sink ships”…. I will never forget him telling me that(reasoning for this talk will be left out) Just seeing his smile… reminds me of easier times! I remember Floyd for being happy and easy to get along with. He truly had a calm way with handling young men! I look back on our time together and appreciate what we had. Chris and family, I am sorry for your loss.

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Jamie Lippert- Irwin said : Guest Report Apr 28, 2024 at 11:49 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathies during this time. I have only the fondest memories of his kindness when Jodie and I young. May Uncle Floyd’s memory be a source of comfort and strength. Hugs to you all!

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Lorren Beck said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2024 at 7:28 PM

Floyd always had a smile and chuckle . He took good care of his customers at Liese Lumber, and I always enjoyed working with him. He will be certainly missed by family and friends.

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