Gerald A. “Gus” Keck, 81, of Seymour, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at his home.
Born July 21, 1933, in Milan, he was the son of Harold and Georgia Caplinger Keck. Gerald married Barbara Bergdoll on Jan. 9, 1954, in Seymour.
He graduated from Shields High School in 1951 and served in the U.S. National Guard for 8½ years.
He worked as a test mechanic for Cummins Engine Co., retiring after 32½ years of service in 1986. Gerald was a member of First Church of God in Seymour and also a member of Seymour Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 89, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 655 and Senior 107 Club. He enjoyed fishing, flea markets and scrapbooking but especially loved spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Barbara; children, Gary W. (Vicki) Keck of Seymour, Janice N. (Tim) Fitzpatrick of Commiskey, William H. (Jerrie) Keck of North Vernon and Brenda A. (Kenny Marsh) Keck Smith of Seymour; 11 grandchildren, Carrie (Lance) Munday, Wendy (Scanlon) Wilson, Richard Keck, Robert (Sheila) Haws, William (Amanda) Haws, Andy (Sara) Keck, Cory Keck, Dotti (Jerome) Seniors, Randi Eckstein, Paul Fitzpatrick and Christina Fitzpatrick; brothers, Jim (Linda) Keck of Florida, and John (Patricia) Keck of Indianapolis; sisters, Patricia (Tom ) Small and Donna (Larry) Lisby, all of Indianapolis; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Keck; a sister, Wanda Salas; brother-in-law, Elias Salas; daughter-in-law, Sue Keck Barton; son-in-law, Robert “Bubba” Mullins; and sister-in-law, Avonda Brown.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Burkholder Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Parry officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. A Loyal Order of Moose service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the American Cancer Society.
Remembrances, condolences and a video of Gus’s life can be shared at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.