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Lovell Leroy Keil


1924 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Keil, Lovell Leroy
Lovell passed away at 11:59 AM, Dec. 19, 2015 in Surprise, Arizona at 91 years old. Lovell was born Dec. 2, 1924 in Fairmont, Nebraska, to Leroy H. and Ruby H. (Bivens) Keil. He graduated from Exeter, Nebraska High School in 1942 and in 1943 he joined the Navy. He served in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during World War II and in 1946 he was released from the Navy thru Norman, Oklahoma. On June 28, 1946, Lovell married Eleanor M. Peterson in Fairmont, Nebraska. He attended Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, graduated with an accounting degree in 1950. Worked for General Motors for 35 years, owned two businesses and retired in Surprise, Arizona in 2000. He loved to spend time with family and friends, travel and work on family genealogy. Lovell is survived by his wife, Eleanor, of 69 years; three children - Cheryl (John) Schneidmiller of Buffalo, Wyoming - Mary (Sam) Mayfield of Surprise, Arizona - Jeff (Lisa) Keil of Loveland, Colorado; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Lovell was proceeded in death by his parents. Family services will be held at a later time.
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 24, 2016
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