James B. Keck

January 9, 1958April 5, 2018

James B. Keck age 60 passed away on Thursday April 5, 2018. James was born January 9, 1958 in Joliet, Illinois. Husband of Cindi. Father of Megan (Chris) Ciekurs, Charles (Genna) Llamas, Benjamin Keck, McKenna Keck and Matthew Keck. Grandfather of Zoei and Olivia. Brother of William (Pat) Keck, Ann (Al) Johnston, Pamela (Gary) Murrer and Patricia Keck. A memorial gathering will be held Sunday April 8, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a eulogy Sunday at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family would be appreciated.


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Michael LoGrasso

April 8, 2018

Jim became friends with me, my wife, Jo Ann, and daughter, Lauren in his time that he worked at Farms Market in Grosse Pointe. Jim was very knowledgeable about food preparation and also gave great service and advice. Our real passion was talking about our daughters, Lauren and McKenna and their pursuits of their dreams at their time at Michigan State and in the world beyond. He supported my daughter, Lauren, and even attended a concert that she performed on her visit home from L.A. at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit. He always spoke with such love about McKenna and was very proud of her! He was a kind, loving and supportive person that I know will be missed by all that love him. God Bless Jim Keck!
Mike, Jo Ann and Lauren LoGrasso

Isaac Mangani

April 6, 2018

I never knew Jim outside of a professional setting however he was the first person to really look out for me when i worked with him. He always had a great sense of humour and was a really fun guy to be around. I wish i could have gotten to know him beyond such a field however you were a great man Jim and you will surely be missed and loved by all.

Laura Judd

April 6, 2018

I loved how at Christmas time, we would all call him Clark because of the Christmas decorations and lights and how he could never grow tired of watching It’s a Wonderful Life and could recite every word. Strangely, I had never even seen that movie until I met Jim and he told me about it and now it is one of my favorite films of all time. I loved his sense of humor, his wit, but mostly I loved how much he loved his kids and I cherish the times I got to watch him coach the boys in baseball. ❤️

Erin James

April 6, 2018

One of my favorite memories of Jim was when he played “Alex Jimkeck” and hosted Nancy Jeopardy! Another was the “sweater striptease” at Christmas. His sense of humor and ability to make people laugh will always stay with me.

Amy Hanna

April 6, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Jim was a fellow coworker of mine a few years back. I will always remember him for his fun loving demeanor; you could always count on him for a good laugh. He was a hard worker, compassionate, and had much love for his family. I am fortunate enough to have known him.