The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

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August Robert "Bob" Keim Jr.

March 15, 1933May 18, 2020

August Robert “Bob” Keim Jr., 87, of Davenport, IA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, May 18, 2020.

The family will be planning a Celebration of Life at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made in Bob’s name to the U.S.O. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Bob was born on March 15, 1933 in Davenport, IA to August and Veith Keim. In 1951 he joined the Marine Corp. and served his country in the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth (Bette) Kaczinski in 1956. They went on to enjoy 63 years of marriage. After retiring in 1985 from Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, he worked part-time for the Davenport school district and Sears.

Bob enjoyed bowling, boating, golfing, softball, stock car races and attending the Indy 500. He was also an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Keim; children, Mike (Stacey) Keim, Mark Keim (Tami Derrington), and Karen Lewis (Joe Fahrenkrug); grandchildren, Brandan, Devon, Dylan and Alec; three great grandchildren; and sister, Lee Keim.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Carl Keim and Mike Keim.


  • U.S.O.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


August Robert "Bob" Keim Jr.

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Casey Habel

May 26, 2020

I had the pleasure of being August’s guardian on his Honor Flight in 2014. I had to move suddenly, & only recently found the photos I took that day. I had every intention of making a photo book, like the one I made for my former spouses Veteran, but I had misplaced the photos. He was an absolute JOY to be with, & I’ll never forget him. If you would still like the photos, I will gladly get them to you, although I would still love to make a photo book as I had planned. So very sorry for your loss.

Penny Kaczinski

May 25, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May he and Jack be enjoying each other in heaven. I’m so happy we bought our RV to Mission Texas, loved your resort and time spent there.

Tedd Thomas

May 25, 2020

I am sad to hear of Bob's passing. Bob and Betty have been friends for literally a lifetime. I always enjoyed talking with Bob as his outlook on life was not dissimilar from mine. Maybe,that was a product of "growing up" around many of the same circle of friends for a period of time. I will miss Bob, as I miss all my old friends who have passed on before him. Rest in Eternal Peace my friend, and know that you were Loved and Respected.

Tedd Thomas


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