Born December 27, 1940 in Rockville, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary Elizabeth Shuey Forney Keefer.
He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, a 1960 graduate of Susquenita High School, and a retired employee of Sutliff Chevrolet. He had also been employed by Alside Supply of Harrisburg and Herre Bros. He was a patriot and a Vietnam Era army veteran. He was a member of Perry Lodge F&AM 458 of Marysville, Harrisburg Consistory, Harrisburg Forest #43 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Newport Royal Arch Chapter #238, and Duncannon American Legion Post 340. He enjoyed hunting, camping, and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Velma (Shick) Keefer, a sister, Marjorie Diemler of Palmyra, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Theresa Keefer and a half brother, Pat M. Keefer Jr.
Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, October 19, 2018 in Salem United Methodist Church, 2465 Valley Road, Marysville, PA. His Pastor, Rev. David Keyworth will officiate. Burial with full military honors, will be in Copenhaver Cross Roads Cemetery, Dayton, PA. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Masonic Services will be held at 10:45 AM at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salem UM Church, 2880 Valley Road, Marysville, PA 17053 or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA. 17110
Boyer Family Funeral Home is honored to handle the arrangements for the Keefer Family.