Norman D. Keim Sr., of 6396 South State Route 44 Highway, Jersey Shore, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Enhaut, the son of Russell Keim and the former Edith Cross.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Doris Miller, June 25, 1993. They were united in marriage Oct. 1, 1945. During World War II, Norman honorably served his country in the Seabees division of the U.S. Navy aboard the ship USS Greenwood (DE-679.)
For many years he was the owner and operator of Thomas & Keim Masonry in Harrisburg. While in the Navy, he traveled extensively throughout South America, Europe and Russia under orders from the U.S. State Department from 1967 to 1970. He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry as an Inspector. Norman was also a life member of the Jersey Shore Elks and the Avis American Legion.
He is survived by two sons, Norman D. (Lori) Keim Jr., of Millersburg, and Allen R. (Cindy) Keim, of Jersey Shore; one daughter, Kim J. (John) Dougherty, of Lock Haven; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Souder, of Harrisburg, and one brother, Russell Keim, of Florida. He is also survived by his loving companion, Beverly Swarthout, of Montgomery.
Norman was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jada Keim.
Memorial services will be Friday, June 7, 2013. at 1 p.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Burial will be in the Oval Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard. The Rev David McCoy will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in his name to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure, 5005 L.B.J. Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.