Condolence & Memory Journal

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. God bless.

Posted by Rich and Maria Todd - lowell , In.   September 11, 2017

Cheryl and Chris and your entire family - The MRM Ski Patrol extends its deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you move through this time. We will contribute to the designated hospice shortly.

Love and support from everyone...

Posted by A friend   September 07, 2017

We send our condolences to the entire family. Sorry to see one of the few remaining WWII veterans pass on. He will be missed by all.

Jerry and Sherry Stout

Posted by Gerold Stout - Lowell, IN - Acquaintance   September 06, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!

Posted by Steve Strayer - CROWN POINT, IN   September 06, 2017

You have our deepest sympathy

Posted by Jane & John Shipley - Lowell, IN   September 06, 2017

Mr. Keithley will always be considered a HERO for serving our country during a time when fighting for our freedom was essential. Thank you Sir for your bravery, courage and sacrifice. You truly were a part of the "Greatest Generation". May God hold you in his loving arms. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Laura Christy    September 06, 2017

My condolences to everyone who loved and was loved by John Keithley. I consider him a great American; he will be missed.

Posted by Tod Wright - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   September 05, 2017

So sorry to hear of John's passing. My most wonderful memory is that we would meet he & Mary Jo & Phyllis & Forrest Wietbrock's for Tuesday's Half Price Pizza in Fort Myers. It was always a special time together! My deepest condolences to all your families at this sad time. John has always been a legend in Lowell. He will be so deeply missed by all who knew him. My deepest prayers... Mary Lou Cooper

Posted by Mary Lou Cooper - Carmel, IN - Friend   September 05, 2017

Wishing the whole family could be there during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Julie Keithley - Pearl Harbor, HI - Family   September 05, 2017

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I spent some time as a teen working on the farm, and I was impressed by the family.

Posted by Mike Hughes - Seattle, WA - Classmate   September 05, 2017

Having to say good bye to a loved one is never easy even for a little while. We are sorry for your heart ache. May wonderful memories comfort you at this time. His life story is amazing and what a wonderful family man. God bless all of you.

Posted by Reggie and Cindy Llewellyn - Lowell, IN - Acquaintance   September 05, 2017

"Our condolences to the family. All of you are blessed to have had the opportunity to share in John's long and wonderful life. He was a great man and a great family friend."

The Van Deursen Family:
Fran Van Deursen
Steve and Jamie(Van Deursen) Cassleman Family
Don and Rita Van Deursen Family
Barry and Sherrie Van Deursen Family

Posted by Fran, Jamie, Don, Barry Van Deursen - Omaha, NE - Family Friend   September 05, 2017

What an amazing man. I have so many memories of John. As a child I remember his dedication to family and community. One fun memory was he and my dad playing in the father-son basketball game at Lake Prairie. As an adult we had a new relationship when he married my aunt, Mary Jo. For many years, when we visited them in Florida, John and my husband, Rick, would golf and Rick is one of many who can attest to being beaten by John Keithley. So many great memories--how glad I am that he was part of our lives.

Posted by Betsy Gray Huber - Raleigh, NC - Family Friend   September 05, 2017

So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for your families.

Posted by Lana Clark-Melton - Peoria, IL   September 05, 2017

A true American Hero

Posted by Pete Iussig    September 04, 2017

My condolences to the family

Posted by Barbara Crepeau - Cedar Lake, IN   September 04, 2017

What an example of a life well lived and a legacy that will live on and on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jill Westerbeck - Lowell, IN - Friend   September 04, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Shipley and Keithley families. John leaves a wonderful legacy in his children and grandchildren. Praying for your comfort and encouragement, wish that we could be with you. All our love, Ryan & Melissa Williamson & family

Posted by Ryan Williamson - Pottersville, NY - Family Friend   September 04, 2017

I'm sorry I won't be able to attend his funeral. John lived a life well spent but it always hurts to say good-bye. My heart goes out to his entire family: Mary Jo and all the Keithleys.

Posted by Jerry Boyd - Chesterton, IN - Family Friend   September 04, 2017

Candle

My condolences to the family, but what an amazing man he was and a wonderful life he lived.

Posted by Karen Sytsma - Rensselaer - Family Friend   September 04, 2017