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Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines


Thursday, December 30, 2010
6:00 pm
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Keith Main

Surrounded by his family Keith Main, 77, of Des Moines died at Iowa Methodist Hospital on
December 27, 2010, from
complications of Lung Disease.

He will be remembered and missed by his wife Donna of 49 years; children, Linda (Curtis “Cactus” Beck) Main, Bruce (Denise) Main; granddaughters, Heather & Halie; granddog, Sophie; sister in-law, Marlene Teply; nephew, Larry (Pat)
Teply; niece, Cindy (Rick) Wolf; and great nieces and nephew, BreAnne (Andy) Melody, Trevor Wolf and Whitney Wolf; great-great niece and nephew, Shannon and Aiden

Keith worked for the City of Des Moines as a heavy
equipment operator before retiring in 1993 after 33 years
of service.

Keith remained active with many hobbies and interests. He enjoyed fishing, the Chicago Cubs and had a fascination with trains. He will be remembered for his gardening skills and the vegetables it produced which he enjoyed sharing with his
family and friends. He was an avid racing fan – both of Dale Earnhardt and of Eddyville Raceway where his son and
granddaughters race.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Orville & Florence Main; brother, Paul Main and brother-in-law, Dick Teply.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, 6-8 p.m. at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home where family will greet friends and family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.