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Thomas Joseph Keppner

Thomas Joseph Keppner

Thomas Joseph Keppner, age 83, of Quincy died on Monday, September 26, 2022 in his home. Tom was born on May 18, 1939 in Quincy, the son of Alfred and Willeyne (Browning) Keppner. He married Joyce Heck Morrison on February 10, 1967 in Springfield, IL. She survives.

Tom was the maintenance supervisor at Quincy College for thirty-five plus years, until his retirement in 2000. Past President of Twin Oaks Boat Club, Knights of Columbus, and Elks. Tom enjoyed his family and friends and enjoyed life. Active hunter, particularly with deer hunting, including several trips to Colorado. He enjoyed spending time at his log cabin near Siloam Springs.

He is survived by his wife, his children: Stephen (Tina) Keppner of Coatsburg, IL, Brenda Morrison Dirkes of Quincy, Bill (Tammy) Keppner of O'Fallon, MO, Michael Morrison of Pompano, FL and Annette (Dan) Keppner White of Eagan, MN; ten grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; siblings: Richard Keppner of Quincy and Robert "Bob" (Maggie) Keppner also of Quincy.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Richard "Butch" Morrison, two brothers, David Keppner and Mark Keppner.

A private graveside service will be held. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 6 p.m. at Twin Oaks Boat Club. Memorials to Camp Callahan and Fishing for Freedom. Services are in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.

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From:
Teri Struck
Quincy, IL
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Thinking of Tom and all who loved him. He was a good man ( and a great neighbor) ! He will be missed.
From:
Fran Adolfs
Quincy, IL
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Joyce I am sorry about Tom’s passing. He was such a great guy and always had a good time when he was around.
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Ed Willing/Vicki Blackwell
QUINCY, IL
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Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We sure had fun line dancing!
From:
Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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Steve and Tina - Jesus has brought your Dad home! Peace to you as you remember all the good times!
From:
Mary Felker
West Des Moines, IA
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Sorry for your loss. Your dad was kind to everyone. God bless you with many wonderful memories.
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Conrad McNay
Quincy, IL
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Joyce,
Sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My thoughts go out to you and I’ll always remember you and Tom as great neighbors. God bless!
From:
Dick & Pat Wentura
quincy, IL
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Dear Joyce & the Keppner Family,
We are saddened to learn of Tom's death. I believe the last time we got to talk with you was at the Elks. We always enjoyed being able to visit with you. Thinking of you and remembering Tom.
As ever,
Dick & Pat Wentura
From:
Ron and Jan Cook
Mendon, IL
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Joyce we are so sorry to hear of Tom passing. You and family are in our prayers. He will be greatly missed
From:
Lisa & Kermit Masten
Quincy, IL
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Joyce my Sweet. I am art loss for words. Tom was very special to us, you both are. His wisdom and stories and martinis are going to be missed so much. We love you and we are here for whatever you may need whenever you need it
From:
Bob Crockett
Quincy, IL
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Joyce - I am very sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. It was always so much fun to run into him at Twin Oaks! I really enjoyed talking to him.
From:
Mark & Janet Reno
Quincy, IL
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Steve, Tina, Jake & family.
So sorry for your loss.
Prayers for your family 🙏
The Reno’s
From:
Danny Sandoval
Aurora, CO
Comments:
I’m sorry for your loss Joyce of Tom’s passing
My condolences to you and family
I will miss talking to Tom just to catch up
May God be your comfort during this difficult time I pray you will be blessed with good memories of your lives together
Forever in friendship
Danny & Louella Sandoval