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Jerry B. Keim

April 22, 1937 — August 14, 2020

Jerry B. Keim, 83, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 14, 2020.

Jerry was born on April 22, 1937 in South Bend, IN, to Charles T. and Sue (Roush) Keim.  He attended La Porte High School and graduated in 1955.  Jerry served his country in the US Navy.

On June 28, 1958 at Bethany Lutheran Church in La Porte, he married Judy Hibner who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Jeffery Keim, Brian Keim and Karen (Steve) deBruyn; 7 grandchildren, Ryan Keim, Alex (Kim) Keim, Sarah (Joey) Lupresto, Nick deBruyn, Stephen (Norma) deBruyn, Sean deBruyn, and Madison Leslie; 3 great-grandchildren, Charlotte Lupresto, Dylan and Dalton deBruyn; sisters, Marcia (Duane) Fritzen and Judy Jorgenson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents and granddaughter, Amanda Marie Keim.

Jerry started his career at Inland Steel, owned and operated Keim Buffet Restaurant & Catering Service, worked in construction, and operated The Goods Antiques.  Before retirement, Jerry worked as a warehouseman at La Porte Community Schools.

He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and Phi Delta Kappa.  Jerry was a kind and fun loving person who was always ready to help family and friends.  He dearly loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Carmel Cemetery with Pastor Dennis Meyer officiating.  Full Military Honors will be held.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 - 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  A procession to Carmel Cemetery will follow at approximately 2 p.m.

Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 "G" Street, La Porte, IN  46350 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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La Porte, IN 46350

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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