Thursday, December 19, 2013

Martin E. DeKeuster

Surrounded by his loving family, Martin E. DeKeuster, age 83, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at his residence. Martin was born in Racine on August 12, 1930, son of the late Martin E. and Mary (Nee: West) DeKeuster.

Martin graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1948.” During the Korean War he proudly served with the United States Marine Corps. On February 14, 1953, he was united in marriage to Rose M. Petersen.

Martin was employed by the Wisconsin Electric Company for 37 years, retiring in 1992; after retiring, he worked as a greeter at Walmart. Martin was an active volunteer in the community: He was the scorekeeper for the Racine Lutheran/Prairie high school baseball team for 14 years, drove the courtesy van for All Saints Hospital, and was a member of the Marine Corps League. He also loved a good buffet, crossword puzzles, planning trips, the Cubs and Packers, and winning at any game. He was a man who was satisfied with what he had and set standards for all of us to live by. More than anything, he cherished time spent with his family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Rose; his children, Randy (Debra) DeKeuster, Robin (DeKeuster) Kruse, Richard (Sue) DeKeuster; his three grandchildren, Matthew (Callie) DeKeuster, Andy DeKeuster and Katherine DeKeuster; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce (Charles) Poulson.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Steve Jennings officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to Hospice Alliance have been suggested. 

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