Professor Leon M. Keer
Professor Leon M. Keer, 86, loving and beloved brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He and Barbara, nee Davis, were married for 64 years. His four children-Patricia (David) Munro, Jacqueline Keer (Stephan Pasek), Dr. Harold (Amy) Keer and Michael (Cindy) Keer-seven grandchildren-Miranda, Deborah, Adam, Sam, Jacob, Corinne, and Erika-and six great-grandchildren-Lily, Rory, Norah, Colin, Riva, and EIijah-mourn his loss. His memory is a blessing and an inspiration to all. Leon adored and respected his late brother Harry (the late Gussie) Keer; his nieces Shelley (Sanford) Friedman and Linda (Arnold) Levine will miss him. Family, friends, and colleagues all remember his keen intelligence, his love of knowledge, his dry sense of humor, his appreciation of the absurd, his strength as a moral barometer, and his kindness and compassion. Professor Leon M. Keer was the Walter P. Murphy Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University, where he taught Civil and Mechanical Engineering for over 50 years. He was a brilliant researcher, a collaborative colleague, and a considerate teacher whose legacy is the generations of students carrying his work into the future. In these pandemic times, the interment service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Michael J. Fox Foundation,, American Heart Association, or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, To attend the funeral live stream, Friday, 12:30 PM (CST) please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jan. 15, 2021.
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My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Barbara.
Susan Lieberman
January 17, 2021
Dear Barbara and family members, Our heartfelt condolences to you, Barbara, on your husband, Leon's passing. May his soul rest in peace. Dr. Ray & Mrs. Elaine Kandelman
Dr. Ray & Mrs. Elaine Kandelman
January 15, 2021