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KEITER, Frank M. 1881-1962

KEITER, BICKLEY, PIPER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/15/2016 at 14:49:28

Frank M. Keiter

Funeral services tentatively are set for Wednesday at the Kearns-Dykeman Chapel for Frank M. Keiter, 80, of 320 Commercial St., who died at his home Sunday at 4:30 a.m. of a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the last few years.

Mr. Keiter was born Aug. 12, 1881, at Grundy Center, the son of Charles I. and Emma A. Piper Keiter. He received his education in the Grundy Center area.

He married Ferne Bickley on Sept. 17, 1912, at Waterloo.

Mr. Keiter was in the mercantile business in Grundy Center for 22 years, and later in Indianola under the name of F. M. Keiter Co. From Indianola, he moved to Decorah where he sold insurance.

In 1933, he moved to Waterloo where he was a salesman. Prior to his retirement in 1953, he operated the Keiter Cigar Store on the corner of W. 4th and Jefferson Sts.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grundy Center.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, Robert H., of Des Moines, and Charles B., of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. Mavorette Butler, of Woodland Hills, Calif.; one sister, Miss Marguerite Keiter, of Grundy Center, and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister.

--Waterloo Daily Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 30 July 1962, pg 2

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Frank M. Keiter Dies In Waterloo

Frank M. Keiter who was born in Grundy Center, who attended school here and grew up here, died in his home in Waterloo early Sunday morning. Death was due to a hart attack. He had been in ill health the past few years. He would have been 81 years old had he lived until the 12th of this month.

Frank Keiter was born August 12th, 1881. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles I. Keiter, among early residents of Grundy Center. He graduated from the Grundy Center high schools and for some time after completing school he was employed as a clerk in a store in Grundy Center, where he learned the business. He was in the mercantile business in Grundy Center for 22 years and occupied the store room where the J. C. Penney store is now located. He took an active part in community affairs while he was engaged in business in Grundy Center. After leaving Grundy Center he was engaged in business in Indianola under the name of the F. M. Keiter Company. After leaving Indianola he was in Decorah a number of years where he sold insurance.

Sept. 17th, 1912 he married Fern Bickley at Waterloo.

In 1933, he moved to Waterloo where he was a salesman. Prior to his retirement in 1953, he operated the Keiter Cigar Store on the corner of W. 4th and Jefferson Sts.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grundy Center.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, Robert H., of Des Moines and Charles B., of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a daughter, Mrs. Mavorette Butler, of Woodland Hills, Calif.; one sister, Miss Marguerite Keiter of Grundy Center, and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and 2 sisters.

Services were Wednesday afternoon at the Kearns Chapel in Waterloo. Dr. Floyd Hinshaw, pastor of the Waterloo Methodist church officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery, Grundy Center.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 August 1962, pg 8


 

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