Mrs. Keim was a volunteer at the Shelter Shop for the Violence Prevention Center and a member of the Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge 1221 Women of the Moose. She belonged to St. Teresa Catholic Church and was a member of the Young At Heart Club, the Perpetual Help Sodality, and the quilting group at the church.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harry W. Keim, whom she married on June 29, 1946, and who died on August 12, 2003; her parents, George E. and Delphia, nee Thul, Dahm; two brothers, A.G. “Bud” Dahm and Richard P. Dahm; two sisters, Delphia Ullrich and Georgianna Long; and a sister-in-law, Florence Hylemon .
Surviving are her two children, Steven (Terri) Keim of Millstadt, IL
and Jeffrey Keim of Shiloh, IL;
a daughter-in-law, Donna Keim of Shiloh, IL;
four grandchildren, Melissa Keim,
Jennifer (Nathan) Smith,
and Leslie (Larry) Breece;
and two great-grandchildren, Maxx and Olivia Hanson.
Memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:40 a.m. Friday, January 16, 2015, from George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Anthony Onyango officiating. Burial will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Steve and Jeff,I am sorry for your loss,Grace was a wonderful person,I will remember her always and all the times together.
Maria Grossmann, Millstadt, Il, 62260
The Joseph Weyhaupt family expresses their condolences and prayers during this time of loss.
Joseph Weyhaupt Family, Belleville, IL, 62002
Don & Doris Scharf, Sheet Metal
Worker from Local 268, wish to express our sympathies to the Keim Family. Your mother and father were wonderful people.
Donald Scharf, , ,
Grace was my second mom,and I will never forget all that she taught me. My sympathies go to Steve and Jeff, I know they will miss her. She was a wonderful person.
Renee (Keim) Hand, Cahokia, Illinois, 62206