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Mark A. Keim

Mark A. Keim, 68, of Waterloo, IL, died May 14, 2019, at his home in Waterloo, IL after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born July 10, 1950, in Red Bud, IL.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Debra Keim (nee Schaack); children Wayne (Gretchen) Menke, Shawn (Christy) Keim, Terri (Dan) Krebel, Shawn (Angie) Menke, Rachel (Shelby) Mathes, Bethany (Rodney) Cissell, Brandon (Jessica Stonich) Keim; grandchildren Cole (Holland Wallace) Keim, Trent and Hannah Menke, Daniel, Alexandria, and Lucas Krebel, Jake and Haley Thrasher, Abby and Owen Menke, Kaitlyn and Shelby Ryan Mathes, Sierra and Savanna Cissell, Dylan, Landon, and Nicholas Keim; great-grandchildren Ryker and Baker Keim; brothers and sisters Jerry (JoAnn) Keim, Marcia (Mike) Kreher, Lynn (Stan) Hope, Joel Keim, and Matt (Tracy) Keim; father in-law Darwin Schaack; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Patty (Gerald) Weilbacher; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Glenn A. & Ruth C. (nee Reis) Keim; brother Denis J. Keim; mother-in-law Geneva Schaack; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Rick and Linda Schaack; and niece Brittany Schaack.

Mark was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Waterloo Sportsman’s Club. He volunteered his time at the Waterloo VFW Post 6504, the Monroe County History Museum, and the Waterloo Sportsman’s Club. He was a former Monroe County Deputy Coroner and was a former EMT for the Monroe County Ambulance service. For over 30 years, he was a produce manager at IGA. He also worked at Amerigas until he retired in 2015. He loved camping, nature, history, and was an avid reader. He was a selfless, strong man who was always willing to help anyone in need. He was most proud of his family, children, and grandchildren.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Waterloo VFW
or Monroe County History Museum

4 PM to 8 PM Friday, May 17, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:30 AM Saturday at Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
10 AM Saturday, May 18, 2019 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Rev. Sebastian Ukoh, C.M. officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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A candle was lit in memory of Mark Keim

Matthew R Krippel May 19 2019 12:00 AM

I have known Mark from high school. He was a beautiful person then and was for all the years I have known Mark. My sincerest sympathy to the Keim families.

Eileen (Ruhmann) Curran May 17 2019 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was sent on May 16, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mark was an amazing man and will be missed. Love, Mark, Cherice, Kyrston and Katlynn Wheeler - Oklahoma

Expression of Sympathy May 16 2019 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to Debbie and family. Mark and Debbie made many visits to my mom when she was in the Rolla area.The visits were always special to her and me. Hod and I are unable to attend the visitation but wanted you to know you are in our thoughts.
Hod and Donna Wagner

Donna Wagner May 16 2019 12:00 AM

A Ray of Sunshine was sent on May 16, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of Mark's passing; he was a kind and gentle man and a dear cousin to us. We will always hold his memory close to us. Karol Reis Pesar and Diane Reis Adkins

Expression of Sympathy May 16 2019 12:00 AM

I will always remember Mark as one of my very favorite friends in my life. I worked with him for 10 years at Schmitts IGA. He will always be the most dependable, honest, sensible and trustworthy person I was fortunate to know in my life, a truly good soul. Our deepest sympathies to Debbie and family.

Bonnie Haake, Beverly Hills, FL May 16 2019 12:00 AM

A BASKET GARDEN was ordered on May 15, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 15 2019 12:00 AM

Terri & Dan , so sorry for the loss of Mark to you and your entire family. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Deepest sympathy,

Orville & Ellen May 15 2019 12:00 AM

Mark was always wanting to help anyone who needed help. He was not one to ask for help.
I will miss our Friday visits at the VFW. I love you Mark. Your favorite sister, Marcia

Marcia kreher May 14 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to Debbie and the entire family. Mark always had time for conversation and he always asked how my girls were doing. He was loved by all who had the privilege to know him and he will be sorely missed. I know Mark and Big Al will be hiking the trails in Heaven.

Shelley Goodman May 14 2019 12:00 AM