Keith J. Meyer
1936 - 2020
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Keith J. Meyer

July 7, 1936-July 30, 2020

WALCOTT-Keith J. Meyer 84, of Walcott, IA, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Courtyard Estates in Walcott.

Keith was born in Davenport on July 7, 1936 to Herman and Velma (Gilbert) Meyer.

He graduated from Davenport High School in 1954 and proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Keith married Sandra A. Brown on February 1, 1962 in Rock Island, IL, they later divorced.

He owned and operated Keith J. Meyer General Contracting in Walcott for many years.

He was a former member of Walcott Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as chief. Keith had served as the mayor of Walcott and on the City Council. He was a member of the Walcott Community Club, a charter member of the Walcott Lions Club and served many years on the Walcott Day Committee, serving as Chairperson 4 times.

In the mid 1960's he raced late model stockcars. He was an avid NASCAR and Iowa Hawkeyes fan.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 4 to 7 PM at the Bentley Funeral Home in Durant.

Graveside services with military honors will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at the Walcott Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow the graveside at the Lampliter in Walcott.

Keith is survived and lovingly remembered by his daughter Jodee (Dan) Stepleton of Tipton, IA; son Jay (Trisha) Meyer of Atalissa, IA; 5 grandchildren: Danielle, Dylan, Joey, Justine and Jaymee; and his brother Bill (Diane) Meyer of Dixon, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Duane Meyer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Walcott Volunteer Fire Department or the Durant Ambulance.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bentleyfuneralhome.com



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Published in Quad-City Times from Aug. 1 to Aug. 8, 2020.
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August 6, 2020
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT KEITH HE HAD DONE MORE FOR THIS TOWN AND OTHERS THAN A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW I LEARNED A LOT FROM WORKING WITH HIM ON TOWN COMMITIES AND PROJECTS ITS A GREAT LOSS
KEN BALES
Friend
August 6, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Randall Lee Gilbert
Family
August 5, 2020
Jodee, Jay and family. My deepest sympathy to all of you. He will be missed my many.
sandra roehlk
Friend
August 4, 2020
Jodee, Jay and family. Deepest sympathy to all. He will be missed by a whole community dear to his heart. God Bless.
John and Tresha Hoffmann
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August 4, 2020
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Meredith Whitmer
August 3, 2020
You have my deepest sympathy. I think of him often since I live in the" best house I ever built", he said.
Nila Dahlin
August 3, 2020
Jodee, Jay and family, Gary and I were so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. All the fun times we had on the Cedar River will always bring us a smile. Our prayers are with you all during this trying time. He will be missed by many people.
Gary & Sandy Wilharber
Friend
August 3, 2020
I will always miss our talks and his story's we would tell each other. And him picking on me about being short. And our story's about race cars . His eyes always lighted up when we would talk about how my dad raced cars to. Keith you will always be a winner in my book.
Rosalie Stephens
Friend
August 3, 2020
Always have fond memories of Keith, Walcott Days and Dances. He built my parents, Darryl (1st cousin) & Sonya Gilbert's house in Durant in the mid 70's. I remember as a kid up in the attic was a beer can (PBR??) nailed to a rafter left by Keith. His signature I assume of a job well done!! Rest in peace Keith.

Shanon & Lisa Gutierrez
Shanon Gutierrez
Family
August 2, 2020
No one is truly gone when they are still in your heart. Keith will live on in many of our hearts.
Thoughts & Prayers to all who knew him.

Colleen & Squealer Krebs
Colleen Krebs
Friend
August 2, 2020
My sincere condolences jodee an Jay prayers for all
Verna Heinz
Friend
August 2, 2020
Prayers for comfort jodie
Kathy Triutt
Friend
August 2, 2020
So very sorry to learn of Keith’s passing. A good man who loved life & especially his community! Always enjoyed having a cold one with him!
Gene & Sue Otto
Friend
August 2, 2020
Jodee and Jay, so sorry for your loss. There are so many great memories from our childhood of your Dad. He will be missed.
Rich Coe
Friend
August 2, 2020
Gary and Sandy Wilharber
Friend
August 1, 2020
So very sorry for your loss.Ihave many fond memories of Keith .Much love and prayers for you all.
Cindy Miedema
Friend
August 1, 2020
I grew up 3 houses down from Keith and every time I would go to his house to sell girl scout cookies he would always buy at least 3 boxes of thin mints. I hadn't seen him for years and the picture printed is how I remember him and it made me smile. Prayers to the family.
Danielle Andresen
Neighbor
August 1, 2020
I lived 3 houses down from Keith when I was little and my parents still live there. The thing I remember most about Keith is that when I was in girl scouts and it would be time to sell cookies, Keith would always buy boxes of thin mints from me every time. The picture printed is the way I remember him when I was young and it kind of put a smile on my face because I hadn't seen him for quite a few years. Prayers to the family.
Danielle Andresen
Neighbor
August 1, 2020
May he rest in the fullness of Gods great love. Keith was a good person. My sympathies to my second cousins...love you even though my life has taken me far away from you all.
Kay Haas
Family
August 1, 2020
Jay and Jody so sorry to see the passing of your Dad he is resting on peace now.
Wayne and Darlene Hamann
Friend
August 1, 2020
Jody and Jay so sorry to see of your dad passing away now he can Rest In Peace we are think of you.
Wayne and Darlene Hsmann
Friend
July 31, 2020
Growing up as a kid my dad Willis Kappeler would take me to the stock car races every Friday night at the Mississippi Fair grounds. We always cheered for Keith to win. It was so much fun watching two home town guys racing.
Now that I’m much older I seen Keith almost everyday at the Courtyard. He would always wave at me and I would ask him if he was behaving. Answer was always no. I told him that made me happy. So going to miss you Keith.
Barb Johnson
Friend
July 31, 2020
Keith was a terrific man and a lot of fun to dance with will miss himforever
Jim and mary lecleir
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