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Keith Page Willis

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Keith Willis
Keith P. Willis, age 59 of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at Council Bluffs, with his family by his side.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Pastor Magrey R. deVega will officiate. Burial will take place at the Kingsley Cemetery in Kingsley.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today with the family present from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at the Cherokee Fire Station in Cherokee. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

He was the son of Vance and Margorie (Page) Bainbridge was born on Aug. 17, 1951 in Escondido, Calif. He attended San Diego schools before moving to Wilcox, Ariz. where he attended Wilcox Public Elementary School. The family relocated to Kingsley where he graduated from Kingsley-Pierson High School in 1970. Following graduation, he attended Southern State College in Springfield, S.D. for a year.

Keith moved to Cherokee where he worked for Ament Construction. Years later, he became owner of Curtis and Willis Construction in Cherokee. He then worked for the City of Cherokee at the Cherokee Fire Department for 25 years.

Keith was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. He enjoyed boating in Okoboji, snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park, traveling, and collecting antiques. Most of all Keith enjoyed being with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margorie Bainbridge.

He is survived by his two sons; Joshua (Christy) Willis of Johnston, and Jeremy Willis of Paragould, Ariz.; his father Vance(Lorraine) Bainbridge of Kingsley; his sister Kathy(Jim) Hudec of Walthill, Neb.; grandchildren; Brooke and Brady Willis of Johnston, friend, Martha Green of Council Bluffs; many other relatives and friends.