In memory of

  Lloyd Keeney

    1917 - 2009


Mr. Lloyd M. Keeney passed away into the arms of Jesus on October 26, 2009. He was born on June 19, 1917 in Sterling, MI. He was the son of Arthur C. and MaryAnn (Mogg) Keeney. His brothers, Clare and Wallace Keeney, and sisters, Sylvia Solomon, Doris Day and Norene Daniels preceded him in death. He was a loving husband, father, grand-father, and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Clarissa A. (Bos) Keeney in 2004, and a son, Arnold Wayne, in 1987. He is survived by children, Louisa (Harv) Huyser, Judith (Dave) Bair, Dennis (Patty) Keeney, and Clint (Beth) Keeney; grandchildren, Karri Milas (Werner Absenger), Pamela Huyser, Sarah Huyser, Jennifer Keeney, Josh (Shana) Keeney, Andrea Bair, Aaron Bair (Meghan Hubbs), Jeremy Keeney, Sean Keeney, Sarah (Steve) Korhonen, and Jesse (Julie) Korhonen; great-grandchildren, Joshua Milas (Jenna Salvagin), Emily Milas, and Tegan Korhonen. He leaves a daughter-in-law, Kay Keeney; one sister, Donna Irish; sister-in-law, Ruth (Allen) Goorman; and brother-in-law, John Tuttle; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1935. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp in Silver Creek Camp 1935-1936 in East Tawas, MI. He was a WWII Veteran in the First Armored Division, 68th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, North African Campaign, in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco; also Rome and Anzio, Italy. He received the Purple Heart Medal on June 21, 1944 for injuries suffered in the war, European African Eastern Theater Ribbon with Three Bronze Battle Stars, American Defense Service Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge GO#147 HQ NATO USA 27 Nov. '43, Good Conduct Ribbon, and Five Overseas Service Bars. He was employed in the oil-fields in the Grandville area as a roustabout, and with Kelvinator for 36 years. He was a member of the American Legion Roger B. Chaffee Memorial Post 154 in Wyoming, MI. Special thanks to Lloyd's caregivers, Christal, Tena and others for their loving care and support.   Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 31 at The Church of the Open Door, 1730 Burlingame Ave. SW with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Michigan or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Lot Location – Veterans 249 C#1

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