Jerry Keyser, 80, of Callaway, formerly of Arnold, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Callaway District Hospital in Callaway, following a lengthy illness.
Jerry was born Jan. 19, 1932, at Kearney Hospital in Kearney, to Lester and Emma (Cruise) Keyser. Jerry moved to Arnold in September 1946, where he met his future bride, Jo Anne Spargo.
The couple was married Nov. 22, 1950, at North Platte. Four children were blessed to this marriage.
He was a member of the Elkâ€™s Lodge, the Eagles Club, Moose Lodge, and a member of the Arnold Volunteer Fire Department, where he was an active EMT.
Survivors include his loving wife, Jo Anne Keyser of Callaway; children, Becky Skala of Gibbon, Caro (Dwaine) Lehmkuhler of Arnold, Dan (Jackie) Keyser of Sutherland, and Jerry Kirk (Carol) Keyser of Branson, Mo.; grandchildren, Dan (Kelli) Skala, Jamie (Kenton) Jurgensen, Jeff (Amanda) Skala, Jerri (Todd) Jensen, Danette Lehmkuhler, Tyler Keyser, Traci Keyser, Jeanna (Gabe) Costa, Jessica (Jon) Clanton, Jo Ellen Keyser, Angie (Mark) Still, Jason Reinke and Kristen Calvert; great-grandchildren, Chad, Bailee, Barrette, Brayden, Alexis, Chase, Eamon, Silas, Andrew, Hailey, Averi, Grace, Kennedy, Rachel, Joshia, Regan, Ryan, Faith, and Nathan; two sisters, Ione Senter of Spokane, Wash., and Joan (Kerwyn) Overy of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Donna Keyser of North Platte, as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Emma Keyser; brother, Lowell Keyser; son-in-law, Dave Skala; grandson, Jason Keyser and a brother-in-law, Allen Simpson.
The family has honored Jerryâ€™s wishes that his body be cremated. There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Callaway, with the Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway is in charge of arrangements.Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Published in Custer County Chief, June 14, 2012