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Condolences for the Family of
Francis Keith

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From: Janet Hockey

Nan and Family! My prayers to all of you at the time of your loss. Fran was a good dentist who took care of my parents and siblings and he was proud of his family. But he is at peace. Take care

12/30/2017 11:30:54 AM


From: Roberta M Nelson

To the family of Dr Francis Keith my prayers and sympathy are with you at this sad time. He was our dentist for many years, It is hard to lose your soul mate, but he is at peace and resting with our father in heaven. I will not be able to attend as I am in KC MO with family.

12/29/2017 9:00:47 PM


From: Kent and Monica DeCook (and kids)

Fran Keith was an awesome man. Fran once told me that the 3 best decisions he made in his life were; moving back to Des Moines, becoming a Dentist, and asking Nan to marry him. Nan was a lucky woman to say yes, as she was married to a honest, loving, kind, adventurous, and family-devoted man. They were a match made in heaven. Nothing meant more to Fran than his family and Nan. They shared a love affair that most people will never enjoy. Something that this whole family should be proud of. As a young boy, we spent a week every year up at the cabin north of Brainerd, MN. Wonderful place in the woods. We swam, fished, and ate. Wonderful memories of turtle racing, water skiing, and sleeping in the boat house with Steve and my brother. These were some of the best times for me, as a child. The boat house served as a place for us boys to escape all the girls...and some of Fran's chores! :-) Fran tought me much over the years, sometimes more than I thought I might need to know. He loved to explain how things worked. Fran was a very smart man and he gained this knowledge from reading and actually doing things. Fran told me something, when I was a young man, that played a part in changing the path I was on. We were at a family get-together, probably Christmas. As always, Steve and I were messing around with the young kids...OK, pestering them. Someone said something about me not getting married and not having kids, that I would pick on my wife and kids too much if I did ... Fran said. "That would be a shame. You would make an excellent Dad." I was at a point in my life that I really needed to hear that. I told Fran, later on, how much those words meant to me. I am sad for my Aunt Nan and my cousins and their spouses and children. I know that Fran is in a better place. I want all of you to know how much respect and love I had for your Fran...my Uncle. May God wrap His arms around all of you.

12/29/2017 2:34:41 PM


From: Mike Rowley

Dr. Keith was a fellow member of the Sons of the American Revolution in Iowa. He was (as I suspect in all things) very active as our newsletter editor and Board of Managers. I will forever remember stories he shared of my father as they spent some time together in the early 1960's at the Iowa National Guard. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

12/29/2017 7:10:08 AM


From: Todd Jacobus

Condolences to the Keith family. & kudos to whomever was involved in writing this obituary! Wow, very, very interesting! Fran was a good man, and got the very most out of the dash between 1930-2017. There is an outstanding family left behind through which Fran will live on.

12/29/2017 6:59:56 AM


From: Sue and Jon Meyer

Fran and family Just a note to express our sadness over Fran's passing. Fran was a wonderful man and neighbor.I learned a lot from him when we were on the CTA board together. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Memories are priceless !

12/28/2017 7:07:38 PM


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