Information for Richard Victor Keim
30 April, 1901 - 18 August, 1969
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In Memory of
Rev. Richard V. Keim
As friends and
members of the family we are assembled with respect and in
tribute to Richard V. Kiem, whose passing on August 18, 1969
has removed a central pivot from the family, the community,
and the church.
After serving the meat packing profession to retirement, he
was called to the pastoral service of the Church of the
Brethren. He came to Nampa in
1916 and graduated from
High School. He earned his
Bachelor's Degree from McPherson College in 1925 and taught high school for one year at
before returning to
as manager of the H. H. Keim Meat Packing Company in 1926. At
the time of his passing, he was President and Chairman of the
Board of the H. H. Keim Company.
Those for whom his
passing will leave the greatest void are his wife, Minnie; two
daughters, Mrs. Winston Goering and Mrs. Robert Nelson; three
sons, Robert, George, and Richard, Jr.; three brothers, Silas,
Stanley, and Howard, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. C. Ray Keim and
Mrs. Stanley Hauser; seventeen grandchildren and a host of
other relatives and friends.
All of his
sixty-eight years were active and creative and his living,
like his preaching, stressed the values of peace for all
mankind and a buoyant faith in young people.
Rev. Richard V. Keim
- Private funeral services for the Rev. Richard V. Keim, 68,
Nampa, will be conducted at the
Bowmont Church of the Brethren at 10:30
a.m. Thursday with
members of the family in attendance. Entombment will follow in
of Reverence at Hillcrest Memorial
Gardens under the
direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be the
Rev. Earl Traghber and the Rev. John Metzler.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2
p.m. Thursday at
the Nampa Church
of the Brethren by the Rev. Bruce Flora. The family suggests
contributions be given to the Memorial Fund for Students at McPherson College,
or flowers may be sent. Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral
Chapel from 1
Keim died suddenly at his home in the Bowmont Community Monday
morning. He was born April 30, 1901, at
Lodoga, Ind., and
at the age of 10 moved with his parents to the west coast and
in 1916 came to
Idaho with his brother. He graduated
from Nampa High School, and from McPherson College, Kan.,
with a degree in education in 1925. He returned to
after teaching in the
Kan., high school for one year.
1926 the Rev. Keim took over management of the H. H. Keim
Packing Co., which was founded by his father. At the time of
his death, he was president and chairman of the board of H.
h. Keim Co. Rev. Keim was also a Brethren Minister for many
years. In addition to being in the packing business 40 years,
he also raised registered milking Shorthorn cattle and farmed
a 100-acre farm. He was active in church work, serving as a Sunday school
teacher, moderator and superintendent. He was asked to serve
as a part-time minister for the Church of the Brethren during
the past 10 years, and was ordained by his eldest son, a
The Rev. Keim had served as president of the Mayor's
Committee for Employment of the Handicapped and was active in
and a former president of the Nampa Rotary Club. He was a
member and past chaplain of the Nampa Countryman's Club, a
charter member and past president of the Nampa Toastmaster's
Club, a National Director of Toastmaster's International, and
Treasurer of the Bowmont Grange.
Rev. Keim is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie E. Keim,
Bowmont; two daughters, Mrs. Winston Goering, Nampa, and Mrs.
Robert Nelson, Madras, Ore.; three sons, Robert Keim,
McPherson, Kan., George Keim, Springfield, Va., and Richard
Keim Jr., Nampa; three brothers, Silas Keim, Wenatchee, Wash.,
Stanley Keim, Nampa, and Rev. Howard Keim II, Peoria, Ill.;
two sisters, Mrs. C. Ray Keim, North Manchester, Ind., and
Mrs. Stanley Hauser, North Liberty, Ind., and 17
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
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