Chris Keever Obituary, Death – Chris Keever, who resided in rural Jay County and was 81 years old at the time of his death on July 12, 2023, died away at his residence in rural Jay County. Chris Keever, the son of Maurice Earl and Winifred Pauline (Hunt) Keever, was born on March 17, 1942 in Winchester, Indiana. His parents’ names are Maurice Earl and Winifred Pauline (Hunt). Jerry received his diploma from Farmland High School in 1960, then continued his education in the field of engineering at Purdue University before transferring to Ball State University to complete his degree.
In 1963, he entered in the United States Army and went through training to become a field artillery operator and an intelligence assistant. During this time, he continued his schooling. He was stationed in Germany for a total of eighteen months and achieved the rank of Sergeant while he was serving in the military. His most recent duty station was with the Headquarters Battery of the 5th Battalion of the 83rd Artillery. Jerry served in the Army from November 1966 through November 1966, during which time he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and was a qualified expert with the M-1 Rifle.
After Jerry retired, he spent his time farming, growing a herd of Angus cattle, and joining the Indiana Angus Association. He also became a member of the American Angus Association. Before joining Stelrema, Chris had positions at Westinghouse, Sheller Globe, General Tire, and Anchor Hocking. Jerry’s love of flying led to the completion of his private pilot’s license training in the year 1983. In addition to that, he was fascinated with trains.
Chris was a member and Past Master of the Farmland Masonic Lodge 308 and was also a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite. He was a 10 year 4-H member in Randolph County and continued to support the club throughout his life. Chris leaves behind his wife Katie (Sipe) of 55 years.