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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Keith Kilker

Keith Alan Kilker

Saturday, May 29th, 1971 - Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
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Le Mars, Iowa – Keith Kilker, 49, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Unity Point Health in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Rev. Chris Meier will officiate. Masks and social distancing will be required. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will start at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 with the family present from 5-7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at St. John’s Lutheran Church. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service.

Keith Alan Kilker was born on May 29, 1971 in Le Mars, Iowa, the son of Edward and Mae (Lundquist) Kilker. He attended school in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars Community High School in 1989. During high school, Keith worked at the Fareway Grocery Store. He later worked at Wells Dairy. On April 27, 1990, Keith was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. After a long rehabilitation and many surgeries, Keith was able to return to work and started a longtime career with Hy-Vee Grocery Store.

In his spare time he enjoyed working on, and restoring, John Deere tractors. He also owned a 1973 Monte Carlo and attended car shows in the area with the Tri-State Cruisers. Keith also enjoyed attending auctions, spending time with his family and friends, his cat Boote and watching Iowa Hawkeye games on TV. In December of 2018, Keith was diagnosed with colon cancer. His battle with cancer led to several complications that he fought until his death.

He will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Mae Kilker of Le Mars, IA; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Mitzi Cascketta of Phoenix, AZ, Marilyn and Dave Palmer of Le Mars, IA, Kevin and Michele Kilker of Mesa, AZ, Shelly and Steve Eppling of Le Mars, IA; nieces and nephews, Heidi Urbanski, Paula (Josh) Baker, Brett (Chelsea) Cascketta, Bryan Cascketta, Kelli (Jeff Davis) Palmer, Kim (Patrick) Burke, Lori (Luke) Bodeen, Kevin (Jessica) Kilker, Kyle Kilker, Craig (fiancé, Angela) Martfeld and Megan (Corey) Arens; and numerous great-nieces and nephews and a great-great niece.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father, Edward on February 26, 2013; brother-in-law, Mike Cascketta; and his niece, Kassandra Kilker.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 2:00pm
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    201 1st Ave NW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. and there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m.
  • Service

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, September 11th, 2020 10:30am
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    201 1st Ave NW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    There will be one hour of visitation at the church before the funeral service,
    Rev. Chris Meier
  • Interment

    Memorial Cemetery
    1000 3rd Street SE
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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  • Reception

    St. John's Lutheran Church
    201 1st Ave NW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Posted at 03:55pm
So sorry to hear of Keith's passing. I worked with him at Hy-Vee in high school and he was always so nice and very willing to lend a hand no matter what was needed.

Mary Ann Pick

Posted at 03:58pm
Keith you helped me so many times at Hyvee! God Bless you and miss not seeing you!

Greg & Angie Hagar

Posted at 09:00pm
Mae and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Keith was a wonderful friend and we have so many memories. He had such a contagious smile. We will miss him dearly. It’s so hard to lose such a great, great friend. Deepest sympathy. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Greg and Angie Hagar

Leane Bodle

Posted at 08:53am
Sorry to hear of your loss Mae - my sympathy to you and the rest of your family. My thoughts have been with you all in your loss these last few weeks.
Leane Bodle

Kathy Sitzmann

Posted at 03:05pm
Keith was such a familiar face while shopping at HyVee. Such a kind and helpful man.
We will miss seeing Keith.
God bless his family and friends.

Kathy Sitzmann

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