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Theresa H. (nee Marquardt) Keim

March 14, 1935 ~ April 12, 2020 (age 85)


Theresa H. Keim, née Marquardt, 85, of Columbia, IL, died April 12, 2020, in Freeburg, IL. She was born March 14, 1935, in Waterloo, IL.

She is survived by her children Joan (Jim) Birke and Tim (Shelly) Lerch; grandchildren Julie Birke, Joel (Nancy) Birke, and Alexandria "Alex" Lerch (special friend Bekah Wydeck); sisters Roseann Duffy, Shirley (Leland) Langsdorf; sister-in-law Verona Sendelbeck; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Theresa is preceded in death by her 1st husband Henry W. Lerch; 2nd husband Glen Keim; daughter Jane F. Lerch; parents Killian and Rose Marquardt née Welzbacher; brother Clarence Marquardt; and sister Esther Allgire.

She is a member of Waterloo VFW Auxiliary. Theresa was an avid sewer, loved gardening, and trips to the casino.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Alzheimers Association 
Donor’s choice

Private Services will be held.

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Private Services

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Waterloo, IL 62298

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