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Thomas Keepers 1941-2010

Jul 20, 2010

Funeral service for Thomas A. Keepers of Bancroft is 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 20, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. The Rev. David A. Morris will officiate.

Inurnment will be in Riverview Cemetery near Rodman.

Mr. Keepers died Friday, July 16, 2010, at his home in Bancroft. He was 69.

Thomas Alvin Keepers, son of Alvin and Marguerite (Graham) Keepers, was born July 12, 1941, in Whittemore. He attended school in Cylinder, graduating from Cylinder High School in 1959.

Tom helped with his family on their farm and later went to work at Hygrade Packing Plant in Storm Lake.

Tom was united in marriage to Karen Ryerson on July 23, 1976, in Sioux Falls, SD.

Tom was employed at Winnebago and most recently at Snap On Tools where he worked for ten years before his retirement in 2003.

Survivors include his wife, Karen, of Bancroft; his children, Todd Keepers of Provo, UT, Tim Keepers of El Paso,?TX, Troy Keepers of Salt Lake City, UT, TeriAnn Gridley of Salt Lake City,?UT, Trent Keepers, Mary Burke of Britt, Kent Keepers of Bancroft and Mark Ryerson of Plattsmouth, NE; 20 grandchildren; and a sister, Mary (Dave) Helgevold of Hawarden.

Mr. Keepers was preceded in death by his parents, Marguerite and Alvin; and two brothers, Robert and Jackie Keepers.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com