Col. Jack B. Keuper, D.D.S. |
Dec. 8, 1937 — Feb. 8, 2015
Col. Jack B. Keuper, D.D.S., died on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at the age of 77. Jack was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Waukesha. He grew up on a dairy farm in Brookfield. As a talented athlete in high school, Jack accepted a football and baseball scholarship to North College in Naperville, Ill., where he majored in zoology and chemistry. Jack entered Marquette Dental School in Milwaukee in 1958.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years. During his Air Force career, Jack was recognized with many awards including Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal 3 Devices, Air Force Commendation Medal 2 Devices, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 3 Devices, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, National Defense Award, Humanitarian Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksman Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbons, Air Force Long Tour Ribbons and the Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon. Jack is a member of numerous professional organizations as well as a solid supporter of various charity organizations.
Jack will be deeply missed by his wife of 49 years, Jessica; daughter, Michelle (Mark) Evans; son, Karl (Melissa); six grandchildren, Tori Keuper, Mason Keuper, Meaghan Evans, Ian Evans, Amber Bloomfield and Cody Bloomfield, all of Beavercreek, Ohio; sisters, Nancy (Glenn) Koehn and Penny (Jack) Heywood, both of Waukesha; brother, Rod Keuper of Hollywood, Calif.; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Elsie Stewart of Westchester, Ill.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walbert and Betty Jane (Zahnzinger) Keuper; son, Kevin; mother- in-law, Alice Noel LaFleur Gradney; father-inlaw, Jesse Gradney; sisterin- law, Marie Lavan; grandparents, Ben and Edna Zahnzinger and Walter and Ella Keuper; brothers-inlaw, Rayfield Lavan and Johnny Stewart; and nephew, Rayfield Lavan Jr.
The visitation for Jack will be held on Monday, February 16, from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the 6:30 p.m. funeral service with military honors at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. Private interment will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jack’s name are appreciated to A.I.M. (Adventures In Movement for the Handicapped), c/o Dr. Jo A. Geiger, 945 Danbury Road, Dayton, OH 45420.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a card of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com or call 262-542-6609.