Margaret L. Keyser
January 20, 1926 – June 19, 2018
Margaret L. (Graft) Keyser, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Kingston Residence. She was born January 20, 1926 to the late Otto C. and Minnie (Lopshire) Graft.
Margaret (“Bill” to her oldest friends) was a lifelong member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Waynedale. Along her life journey she was guided by strong Christian beliefs as she cared deeply for others by putting their needs ahead of her own. Her life was filled with laughter, friends, a few tears, and love. When you think of Margaret, or “Bill” as she was affectionately known, remember her smile and know that you were cherished. The family is especially appreciative of the concerned care by friends and employees of Kingston Residence in Waynedale and the Visiting Nurse’s Hospice Home of Ft. Wayne.
She is survived by her children, Janet (Marc) Skillman of Indianapolis, IN, Greg (Robin) Keyser of Leo, IN, and Robert “Tex” Keyser of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Kyle Skillman of Kansas City, MO, Jessica Skillman of Annandale, VA, and Wes Keyser and Callie Keyser, both of Leo, IN; and four great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling K. Keyser, who she married October 16, 1946.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 with visitation ½ hour prior. Visitation will also be on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46819 or Visiting Nurse’s Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
1819 Reservation Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819
Visiting Nurse's Hospice Home
5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814
- Visitation Friday, June 22, 2018
- Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 23, 2018
- Final Resting: Prairie Grove Cemetery Saturday, June 23, 2018
Margaret L. Keyser
July 3, 2018
So sorry to here of Mrs. Keysers passing. She was a wonderful lady, with a wonderful family. The Keysers have always been a special family and it is nice to see how the family has grown. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
She is resting with Mr. Keyser now. May God bless her.
Love to all the family.
June 23, 2018
Thank you Keyser kids for sharing all the wonderful pictures of your sweet mother. Aunt Billie was one of the most special people of my life. I spent a lot time with her growing up and she taught me so many life lessons. I learned to cook, bake, sew (I still have the doll clothes she helped me make for my Tiny Tears doll). She was always so happy, energetic and engaged in life. Times at Intermediate Lake were awesome with Uncle Ster and Billie. They were a great couple and parents. After Uncle Ster’s passing, she didn’t falter but threw herself into serving her church. She was so loved by so many. One Birhtday call I made to her she told me she had received 87 Birhtday cards! That lady had some friends! But who couldn’t love Billie she was so fun, loyal and giving. I’m going to miss her. I’m so sorry for your loss. Carol Hanna