Hamilton County


Melvin Richard Keigan




Melvin Richard Keigan was born Dec. 14, 1921 to Archie and Lillie O. Singer Keigan. He died Aug. 24, 1978 and is buried in Cass Center Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Melvin served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Aug. 25, 1978

Funeral services for Melvin R. Keigan, 56, longtime Webster City resident, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Asbury Methodist church with the Rev. Paul D. Williamson officiating and with burial in the Cass Center cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral home until 10 a.m. Saturday, when it will be taken to the church. At 2 p.m. the casket will be closed.

There will be flagfolding services at graveside by the American Legion Post 191.

Mr. Keigan died suddenly Thursday morning at his home.

Melvin R. Keigan, son of Archie and Lillie Singer Keigan, was born Dec. 14, 1921, at Webster City. He was graduated from high school at Blairsburg. He later was graduated from the Webster City Junior College.

He was united in marriage July 15, 1942 to Nell E. Johnston and entered the U.S. Navy in 1942, serving until his discharge in 1944.

The couple farmed until 1957, and he had since been employed by the IMT Insurance Co. of Des Moines.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Kay) Deakman of Lehigh, Mrs. Roger (Ann) Ruppel, Bettendorf, and Mrs. Louis (Jeannette) Jimenez, Stone Mountain, Ga.; five grandchildren, Kyle Ruppel, Cody Deakman, Cally Deakman, Dorian Jimenez and Margo Jimenez; and one brother, Kenneth Keigan of LeMars.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist church. For 10 years he was a member of the Webster City Police Reserve, retiring from that organization in 1977.

Source: ancestry.com