Muscatine Iowa Journal Dec. 16, 2005
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Thomas Dale Keeler, 46, of Muscatine, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at the Genesis Medical Center West Campus.
The Rev. Hal Green of Wesley United Methodist Church will officiate.
Casket bearers are Scott Fix, Mark Gassen, Bob Baillie, Marv Levetzow, John McAreavy, Dave Peak, Jim Gear and Randy Leingang. Honorary casket bearers are Joel DeLeon, Tim Hartman, Michael Haller, Randy Forbes, Tom Sturms, Todd Duncan and Jeff Snyder.
Following the funeral service, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the American Legion.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, at Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Rites by the combined units of the VFW Post #1565 and the American Legion Post #27.
Mr. Keeler was born May 19, 1959 in Muscatine, the son of Dale and Janet (Sturms) Keeler. On July 31, 2004.
He married Amy D. Anson on Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas.
He was a 1977 graduate of Muscatine High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1977 to 1981. Tom was a FGD equipment operator at Muscatine Power and Water for 23 years.
He was involved in youth sports as head coach for six years with McDonald’s Little League baseball team and head coach for nine years with the Red Raiders and later the Lee Insurance Lions football team.
Tom loved sports and was a big Pittsburg Steelers and Cincinnati Reds fan. He volunteered his time at Grant School and was a gun enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Chase Thomas Keeler of Kansas City, Mo. and Bryce Lucas Keeler of Muscatine; one daughter, Ali Elizabeth Keeler of Muscatine; parents Dale and Janet Keeler of Muscatine; one brother, David T. Keeler and his wife, Angie, of Muscatine; one sister, Angie J. Haller and her husband, John, of Muscatine; paternal grandmother, Inez Van Horn of Lone Tree; a niece, Caitlyn Haller and nephew, Michael Haller of Muscatine; and many family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Orval Van Horn and maternal grandparents, Howard and Emma Sturms.