Keckeissen, Jr., Arthur Joseph
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July 26, 1920 - May 21, 2013
Arthur Joseph Keckeissen, Jr., 92, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Sarasota and North Carolina, died on May 21, 2013.
Art passed away peacefully in the presence of his children, Arthur S. Keckeissen of Sarasota and Judy Morrison Behanan (Russell) of Louisville.
Art was born in East Orange NJ on July 26, 1920 of Arthur and Marion Allington Keckeissen. He served in World War II as a medic with the 78th Division in France and Germany, and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. Upon returning home, he married Jane Violet Gronlund in 1946 in Cushing WI. They were married 63 years when Jane passed away in 2010 in Sarasota.
Many fond memories of fishing, golfing, ducks, and Gpa's firm guidance are shared by his grandchildren, Jennifer Lowinger of Lawrenceville, NJ, Steven Keckeissen (Melanie) of Mt. Pleasant MI, Craig Sawayer of Louisville, and Lauren M. Sawayer of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Our Dad had a soft spot in his heart for those he felt were less fortunate, and tried to protect those individuals, even when he was failing. He was a fair and generous man, and his final act of generosity was to donate his body to the University of Louisville Medical School, so others might benefit.
A memorial service celebrating Art's life will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Moore County Dept. of Aging, Home Delivered Meals Program, PO Box 487, Carthage, NC 28327 or
of Greater Louisville, 8100 Dutchman's Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
Published in Herald Tribune from June 2 to June 3, 2013