John Keck

John Keck
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John James Keck, 68, of Belleville, IL, born November 4, 1946, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015, while working in Council Bluffs, IA.

Mr. Keck worked as a union electrician and was the former owner of Lighting and Power Services, which he owned for 10 years.  He was a member of IBEW Local 1.  He was a member of the South Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Belleville, IL.  John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.  One of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John G. and Mildred, nee Dunn, Keck; a brother, Kenneth Keck; and a nephew, Keith Keck.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Deborah Anne, nee Boston, Keck, whom he married on June 17, 1967;
a son and two daughters, John David (Carrie) Keck of Troy, IL,
Lori Anne Carey of Belleville, IL,
and Nicole (Mike) Jacobs of Lakewood, CO;
eight grandchildren, Anna Carey,
Zachary, Kyle, and Hilary Phillips,
Madeleine and Sebastian Keck,
and Gavin and Grace Bratten;
three sisters and five brothers, Mary Orene (Donald) File,
James (Margaret) Keck, Wayne (Sally) Keck,
Allen (Pamela) Keck, Kathleen Little, Edward (Lynne) Keck,
Mark (Linda) Keck, and Carol (Mark) Emmerich;
a sister-in-law, Vicki Keck;
many nieces, nephews; two aunts; and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses or to the charity of the donor’s choice.   Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 1, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2015, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3187 Carlyle Ave., Belleville, IL 62221.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2015, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences Left For John Keck

We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May it help you to know that your brothers and sisters in the faith are deeply touched by your loss. Take comfort in knowing that our prayer are with the family and May our loving Heavenly Father Jehovah the God of all comfort be a source of comfort during this difficult time
Isaiah 25:8

Jackson Family, Balto., MD, 21215

John will be missed. He has been a good friend and neighbor. If we can help, please ask.

Richard Williams, Belleville, Illinois, 62220

So sorry for your sudden loss. May Jehovah comfort and sustain you during this difficult time.

Kevin & Firlyn Rich, Collinsville, IL, 62234

Dear Family of:

Bro. John Keck.

Extending Sincere Sympathy to each of you dear brothers and sisters and family and friends. May Jehovah wrap his loving arms around you in this grievous time of sorrow. We have in common the wonderful resurrection of our dear brother Keck. (Revelation 21:4). Please let the family and friends know that their Sister in the faith is praying for them. I attend the Warren East Congregation in Warren, Michigan. And i do online witnessing to encourage others of the Bibles hope of the resurrection and direct them to our wonderful website
Praise, JAH
Love, Sis. Brannon

Ms. Valerie Brannon, Center Line, Michigan, 48015-1418

To the Keck Family,

You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. However, we have the beautiful hope of welcoming our loved ones back in the resurrection. Please remember this, our God Jehovah wants you to be courageous and strong, He is with you. Joshua 1:9

Lubirda and Clarissa
Mid-City Congregation

Lubirda and Clarissa Williams, East St Louis, Illinois, 62205

I am sorry to hear about your loss. If you or your family need anything give Ike or Barbara a call. Or ask Michael to get a hold of us.

Barbara Jacobs, Belleville , IL, 62223

Dear Lori – We were so saddened to read of your dad’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Also please know we’re thinking about you and your family during this heartbreakingly difficult time. Harry and Glenda

Harry and Glenda Sterling, O’Fallon, IL, 62269

My name is Mike Breen, a retired bricklayer, working as a safety consultant at the Google Data center where John worked. I talked to John nearly every day and he was always a gentleman and always had a kind word to say. We talked about our kids and wives and sometimes work. I’ll miss those talks. If it’s any consolation, I know he went quickly and didn’t suffer.

Mike Breen, Omaha, Ne, 68132


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