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Garrett Keessen

Garrett J. "Garry" Keessen

Sunday, March 19th, 1933 - Friday, April 26th, 2019
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Obituary

Garrett J. "Garry" Keessen, age 86, US Navy Veteran, beloved husband for 53 years to the late Barbara A., nee Kooiman (2015). Loving father of Douglas (Carol) Keessen, Janet (Dr. Dale) Brink and Pamela (Dan) Gibson. Cherished grandfather of Kyle Keessen, Dr. Rachel (Zachary) Rolfe and David Koldenhoven; Steven (Stephanie), Jordan, Kristen and Lauren (fiancé Thomas Leegwater) Brink; Aaron (Kaitlyn), Austin, Jon and Jacob Gibson. Dearest great-grandfather of Eli Brink. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Faithful servant of the Lord.

Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Lying in State Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church, 7059 W. 127th St., Palos Heights, IL from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Interment with Military Honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

Memorials to:

Crossroads Prison Ministries
P.O. Box 900
Grand Rapids, MI 49509-0900

or

Elim Christian Services
13020 S. Central Ave.
Crestwood, IL 60418

Express your thoughts and condolences at colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Colonial Chapel
    Address
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Lying in State Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church, 7059 W. 127th St., Palos Heights, IL from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 10:30 a.m.
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church
    Address
    7059 W. 127th Street
    PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Lying in State Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church, 7059 W. 127th St., Palos Heights, IL from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 10:30 a.m.
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church
    Address
    7059 W. 127th Street
    PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Sam Hamstra
  • Interment

    Location
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
    Address
    20953 W. Hoff Road
    ELWOOD, IL 60421
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Interment with Military Honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

Affiliations

  • US Navy

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PF

Post Family

Posted at 12:52pm
With deepest sympathy, from the Post Family
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Judy VanderWall

Posted at 12:12pm
Hi Doug and Carol, Janet and Dale, Pam and Dan and families,
So sorry for your loss and praying for the comfort, peace and the hope of our Savior for all of you. I remember your dad broadcasting for our CCHS basketball games back in the old days!
Judy VanderWall
DF

Deb, Jim, Ryan & Kellie, Suzanne & CJ, and familie

Posted at 08:29am
In loving memory of Gary Keessen. May the Lord grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you.
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Deb, Jim, Ryan & Kellie, Suzanne & CJ, and familie purchased flowers for the family of Garrett Keessen.

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Karen Kooiman Coakley

Posted at 01:12pm
Hi Doug Janet Pam
Sorry for the loss of your dad. What a great guy! Know you're supported as you grieve.
Sincerely, Karen
VH

Van Drunen Farms, FutureCeuticals & Golden State H

Posted at 07:35am
Dear Pam & Dan & Family, We are thinking of you with deepest sympathies at this difficult time. You're in our thoughts & prayers.
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