Jan. 15, 1914- March 3, 2010
MADISON - Services for Louis Paul Keimig, 96, of Madison will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Madison. Burial will be in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery.
Louis died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at his home.
Louis Paul Keimig was born Jan. 15, 1914, to Adam and Anna (Weiser) Keimig at Creston, Neb. Louis was baptized and confirmed at St. Marie Church, Humphrey, Neb. He attended rural country schools near his home and also St. Marie Catholic School. He went to school for eight years and then had four years of farm accounting. Louis served his country by enlisting in the 5th Air Force in April of 1941. He served as Staff Sergeant and Crew Chief 75. He was in World War II and served in the New Guinea, and East Papua India campaigns, and was stationed in Australia. Louis received the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 3, 1945. Louis was united in marriage to Veronica (Babe) Dougherty on Nov. 20, 1944, at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Blue Grass. To this union nine children were born. Louis and Veronica farmed for many years. He also worked as a mechanic.
In life, Louis was a 4-H leader both local and county, served as a township clerk, and enjoyed playing cards, dancing, especially square dancing, fishing, hunting, and traveling to many states. During the winter he went south and enjoyed his lake home during the summer. He enjoyed doing many things with his family. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. He served his church as a CCD teacher and was a member of Knights of Columbus for 53 years. He was active in the American Legion and VFW. He also served a year as commander of the VFW.
Survivors include his nine children, Anna (and Paul) Hartke of Hawley, Terry (and Harold) Kleven of Big Lake, Gael Jakel of Buffalo, Jeanie Keimig (and fianc Duane Allen) of Marietta, JoEllen (and Charles) Landeck of Buffalo, Edmund (and Kay) Keimig of Princeton, Katie (and Jerome) Hoff of Monticello, Deb (and Victor) Behlings of Madison, and Rick Keimig (and fianc Kate Hennessy) of Marshall; 23 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters Loretta Meyen of Clear Lake, S.D., and Bernita Weber of Spannaway, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Anna Keimig; his wife, Veronica; brothers, Joe and Leonard Keimig; sisters, Celie Allen, Rose Mason, Lizzy Hauger; grandson Andrew Hoff and son-in-law, Joe Bromenshenkel.
Blessed be his memory.