Gerald D. Keyser, 79, of Fort Dodge, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Trinity Regional Medical Center.
Crema-tion rites will take place at the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, May 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Family interment services in the West Lawn Cemetery at Lehigh will be held at a later date. Military honors will be presented by the V.F.W. Post No 1856. Memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family.
Gerald is survived by his children, Randy (Diane) Keyser, Fort Dodge; Julie (Mark) Deuel, Pleasant Hill; Colleen (Jim) Stringer, Fort Dodge; his grandchildren, Aaron and Katie Keyser and Logan Keyser, Ian and Allyson Stringer and Clark Thomas; his fiancee LaVonne Keyser; and his twin sister, Carol (Frank) Raymond, Lehigh;. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Bernice, three brothers, Herbert, Archie and Phillip and his sister Thelma Hammond.
GERALD D. KEYSER
Gerald Dean Keyser, the son of Marion S. and Leona Mae (Ball) Keyser, was born February 18, 1932 in Lehigh. He attended school in Lehigh, then South Junior High and Fort Dodge Senior High from where he graduated in 1950. Gerald began working for the Gas and Electric Company before serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954. Following his discharge, he returned to resume his duties with the power company. In 1955, Gerald was united in marriage to Bernice Christopher in Fort Dodge. Gerald retired after 40 years with the Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Company where he was a journeyman.
Gerald was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He always enjoyed helping his neighbors however he could and he was known for his sense of humor. Gerald enjoyed travel adventures with LaVonne, fishing with his grandchildren, playing dominos, feeding and watching birds and watching the river flow by his property. Gerald was devoted to raising his children and treasured special moments spent with his family.