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Kenneth Warner Keilholtz, Sr.

March 26, 1933 ~ September 8, 2018 (age 85)
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          Kenneth Warner Keilholtz, Sr., 85, of Walkersville, Maryland died peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, MD.

          Born on March 26, 1933 in Gettysburg, PA, he was the son of the late Maurice and Beulah (Long) Keilholtz of Emmitsburg, MD.  He was the husband of the late Beverly Joan (Miller) Keilholtz with whom he shared 50 wonderful years.

          Ken was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving his country for 20 years, retiring as a Chief Electrician’s Mate.  After retiring from the Navy he worked at Eastalco and as a facilities maintenance manager for the Frederick Cancer Research Center. 

          Ken was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creagerstown, MD.  He was active for a number of years with Frederick County 4-H.

          Surviving are sons, Kenneth Warner Keilholtz, Jr. and wife Cathy of Yardley, PA, and Keith William Keilholtz of El Mirage, AZ.; daughter, Kay Lynn Schaller and husband Steven of Emmitsburg, MD; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson and 2 more on the way.

          Ken was preceded in death by brothers John W. Greta, Clifford O’Dale and Sterling Dillar Keilholtz; daughter Kathy Lou Williamson and son Gregory Alan Keilholtz.

          Ken is fondly remembered by special friend Wilma Fogle of Thurmont, MD and family friend Ronald Williamson of Fairfax, VA.  He is also remembered by Sister-in-laws Zoe Aler of Towson, MD, Deanna Lewis of Little River, SC and Mildred Keilholtz of Polk City, FL; and Brother-in-law David Zentz and wife Gloria of Frederick, MD.

          A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Creagerstown Cemetery, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Thurmont, MD with the Rev. Virgil Cain officiating.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, in Emmitsburg, MD.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kline Hospice House, 7000 Kimmel Road, Mt. Airy, MD  21771.

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