Robert "Keefer" "Bob" O'Keefe(1937 - 2013)

O'Keefe, Robert "Bob" "Keefer"

Robert P. "Bob" 'Keefer" O'Keefe of Omro, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 6, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born July 3, 1937, son of Patrick and Iola Malnory O'Keefe. On January 18, 1964, he was united in marriage to Janet Lee.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; sons, Patrick and Robert (Becky); daughters, Kim (Rick) Stapleton and Kelly (Steve) Holtzman and former daughter-in-law, Marilou Griese. He was a loving Grandpa to Kyle, Karri, Keefer, Ellie, Luke, Sara, Diana, Joe and Anah. Also surviving are his loving sisters, Blanche (Ron), Joanne and Linda; Janet's family, other relatives, friends and neighbors.

Bob was a 1955 graduate of Omro High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in October of 1955 and was stationed in Okinawa for three years. After the service he purchased his farm in Omro where he enjoyed gardening, raising crops, cattle and hogs. For 50 years, he worked with several asphalt companies as a paver and roller operator. He enjoyed wood working, refinishing furniture, being outside, cheering for the Packers and Brewers, eating peanuts, cheese and snickers, Mountain Dew, spending time at the summer home in Wild Rose and listening to country music.

A special thank you to Heartland Hospice, their nurse, Emily and to Dr. Atif Quershi and his caring staff at Fresinius Medical Care for the many years of excellent care.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 1:00 P.M. with Sr. Pam Biehl officiating. Military honors will follow the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Iola; mother and father-in-law, Marion and Leland Lee.

In his final moments, Bob requested a "smooch" from his wife and proudly stated "It has been a good life." Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.


Funeral Home

Kwiatkowski Funeral Home
425 Jefferson Avenue Omro, WI 54963
(920) 685-2207

Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Apr. 8, 2013