Im am Truly going to miss you buddy, You were always my marine.
I still can't believe your not with us anymore. You were always a good friend, and an awesome leader, wish more Marines could have known and served with you, like myself, we all would have learned alot from you. My prayers go to you and your family. Wish I could be deploying with you again here in a few weeks. Love you bro. Semper Fidelis
You were one of my husbands best friends. I try to comfort him in losing you. He talks about different stories everyday. I hope you look over him and guide our family. I know your protecting our boys. You always loved them. It was a blessing for us to have met you and been a part of your life. We hope to reunite with you one day. R.I.P. Your very loved and missed by our family Stephen!!
Michael, I just heard about your loss. I am so very sorry, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. With love, Ann Juntti
Semper Fidelis Stephen. Heaven awaits you with open arms. This nation will forever be in debt to you for your sacrifices.
Words can not convey the depth of sadness I feel for your loss. I have such great memories of your entire family as they grew up and our time together. Love you all, Sandy
The Final Salute
“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Stephen J. Keyes our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for “Stephen”. And to “Stephen” it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during Operation Enduring Freedom while serving in the U.S. Army. “Stephen”, you served with honor and distinction; we bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to “Stephen”'s family and loved ones.
Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
John Adams, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Janis, Michael & Patrick, I am so sorry for the loss of Stephen. Words fail me. I thinking of you & praying that you can find some peace.
Stephen & i were friends on FB and i enjoyed his posts, the picture's of his tattoo's, his catch~fish & deer, and his selflessness in serving our Country.
I hope you can find some comfort in the fact that he is with Ryan now.
Michael, I just found out about the loss of your son today. I am so sorry. Words can't even describe the sadness you are going through. My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family.
Your work friend from 8200,
My heart was broken this morning when I heard about your loss. There are no words to describe this difficult time. May God be with you and your family.
Janis, Michael and Patrick. I have been out of town for 2 days and unable to attend. My heart aches for you all. I always enjoyed reminding Stephen that I was The Venison Lady. I loved the fact that he served as a Marine. What a beautiful way to help the world. It was an honor to know him.
I am so sorry and deeply saddened to hear about Stephen passing. I have such fond memories growing up next to your family. It seems like just yesterday we were playing night games, riding bikes, and building snow forts. I will always remember his kindness and sense of humor. Please know your family is in my prayers.
I am so sorry and deeply saddened to hear about Stephen. I have so many fond memories growing up next door from night games, to snow forts, bike jumps, and more. Stephen was one of my first friends. I will always remember his kindness and sense of humor. Janis, Micheal and Patrick, you are in my prayers.
Janis, Michael and Patrick
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Michael, Janis and Patrick.
My heart is saddened to hear this news. I am at a loss for words. This family is very special to many of us. Hold on to the memories,keep up with the strengh and hold on each other. Prayers and hugs will surround you.
I am very sorry for your loss and can't imagine the sadness this brings for your family. I pray for your peace.
Janis, Mike and Patrick,
I remember your family so well.
I can not tell you how deeply saddened I was to hear of Steven's death. May God wrap his arms around you and hold you close during this time.
Joycene Maroney Ryan aka Walstrom
Thank you for your service to our Country.
There are not words that can convey how sad I am to hear about the loss your son. You and your family are in my thoughts and I can only hope all the wonderful memories will help you though this time. Take care.
Allen and Jeannine Porter. We knew him only briefly, as a grandson to Joe. Our deepest sympathies.
I welcomed you into my home like family. You are a great friend and we will never forget you! Rest in peace brother. Semper Fi
As an old Corpsman in the Navy, after Stephen went into the Marine Corps - I loved having conversations with him and talking about the Marines, and going out in the field. I will miss those conversations with him, and forever treasure them in my heart. I'll miss seeing Stephen's smiling face around! He will be forever missed, and never forgotten. We love you so much Michael, Janis & Patrick.
Oh my god we are so sorry. At a loss for words. Please please know how much we love you.
so sorry to hear about this. the family has my prayer and he will be missed ill never forget the memories we shared hunting and fishing together brother, or you comming over for thanksgiving.
keyes was a guy that u could sit there and hold a conversation almost about anything, when we first met we didnt see eye to eye, then our friendship grew over the course of our deployment to afghanistan, he will forever be in my heart not only as a friend but as a brother, I MISS YOU MAN! i see you again one day.
We are all so sad to hear about Stephen. Stephen had a wonderful spirit, kind, gentle and caring. He will be deeply missed. Brian shared many of his memories with us. Nancy, Dick, Andy and Brian Kaiser
My deepest sympathies go out to your family at this very difficult time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
We are very saddend to hear about the loss of your son Stephen. Sincerely, Paul and Paula Bottko
Michael, janis and Patrick, Be sure to know there is so much love and support out here for you. Hold on tight to one another and find so many of us are there for you too.
My heart is so heavy for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We are so sorry for the loss of Stephen. It seems like just yesterday, when "Ruthie" was laughing about how much fun the boys were having, running & squirting each other with the water hose at their 'new' house.
May the precious moments, & many happy memories of the good times help sustain your family during this time of sad loss.
With prayers, and love,
We are deeply saddened by the loss of your dear son, Stephen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
my dear Stephen, Grandpa and I loved you so very much. We were proud of you. We cared for you. Grandpa will now be with you as you both are with God, with Ryan and Susan. I will never forget you and your hugs as I had to stand on tip toes to come even close to your lips. Your sweet memory will live on with me forever until we are all together with God where we will no longer suffer anymore human pain. Michael, Janis nd Patrick I love you all o very much and I grieve ith you all, love, Mom, Grandma Keyes
Janis, Michael and Patrick:
We wish we could be there to support you. Our heart is heavy and our sadness profound.
You know without us saying this but we want you to know we love you dearly!
Thoughts and prayers to each of you.
Stephen will be missed he was a great man, and a good friend
Dear Keyes Family
So sorry for the loss of your dear son. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Patty (Neuman) & Dan Johnson
I love you stephen, I will miss you.
Stephen was always fun at our house. One time he came from Camp Lejune all the way to Florida just to hang out with us. I won't forget him. I will always miss him. Love, Michael Orlowski.
I will miss you always.... I love you so much and your gentle spirit brought more happiness to my life than you will ever know...