Miltin L. Keene
July 20, 1925 – August 3, 2020
Miltin L. Keene, 95, of Springfield, passed away on August 3, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on July 20, 1925 in Lancaster, Wisconsin to Oliver Keene and Stella Wagner. Milt married Helen Remus in Dubuque, Iowa on April 4, 1951 and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2016.
Mr. Keene is survived by his children: Henry “Hank” (Linda) Keene of Springfield, Oliver “Ollie” (Marialyce) Keene of Lenexa, Kansas, Tammy (Jim) Kissel of Chatham and Jan (Ty) Hunt of Athens, eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters: infant Lynn Patricia Keene and Jill Cain.
Milt worked as an engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation retiring in 1985 after thirty three years of service. He was a member of the Illinois Association of Highway Engineers and he was involved with many highway engineering exchange programs. He was also a member of the American Society of Photogrammetry, Faith Lutheran Church and he volunteered as a red coat at Memorial Medical Center.
Private services will be held with burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Illinois Food Bank, 1937 East Cook Street, Springfield, IL. 62703 and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.
- Central Illinois Food Bank
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Miltin L. Keene
August 13, 2020
We had the privilege of working with Mr. Keene for the past few years. He was always a joy to talk to and was universally liked by our staff. We will miss him! Praying for the family!
Sue Johnson Julseth
August 7, 2020
I carpooled with your dad when I worked at IDOT late 60's and early 70's. Nile Blood was our other driver too. We never took my car since I had a Mustang and neither of them wanted to get in the backseat - haha. Couldn't blame them since it was very small. I lived on Friars at that time with my family. He was a very nice man.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Cheryl Boede Cox
August 6, 2020
Dear Keene family,
My sincere condolences to you. I was best friends with your sister Jill back in the ‘60’s when we all lived in Sherwood. Our families also went to the same church, Luther Memorial at that time. I have the fondest memories of your mom and dad. He lived a long life and was much loved. Again, sorry for your loss.