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Elmer John Keilholz

Elmer John Keilholz, Sr., age 83, of Chamois, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehab Center with family by his side.

Elmer was born on March 27, 1933, in Chamois, a son to the late George and Edith (Benedict) Keilholz.

Elmer attended school in Morrison.

On June 5, 1954, he was united in marriage to Jane Kaullen. She preceded him in death on October 16, 2014.

Elmer was the owner/operator of Keilholz and Sons Construction for over 40 years. Elmer was an exceptional carpenter and woodworker. He was proud that he had made something for all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his construction work, Elmer was a lifelong farmer raising cattle and crops.

Elmer was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Chamois, Knights of Columbus.

Elmer enjoyed deer and coon hunting, fishing, camping at Bennett Springs, and quilting.

Elmer is survived by: five children, Elmer Joseph "Joe" Keilholz of Chamois and his friend Verda Rogers, David Keilholz and his wife Sandra of Chamois, Deborah Keilholz of Fulton, Jeffrey Keilholz and his wife Jennifer of Chamois, and Colleen Strope and her husband Rodney of Chamois; eight grandchildren, D.J. Keilholz and his wife Dawna, Daniel Keilholz and his wife Bonnie, Angela Bledsoe and her husband Joe, Amy Keilholz and her friend Chris Albert, Amanda Keilholz, Jacob Keilholz, Tiffany Perrey and her husband Justin, and Zachary Strope; ten great grandchildren, Abigail and Brieanna Keilholz, Destiny, Dakota, and Erica Bledsoe, Daylynn and Kenton Perrey, Bethanie, David and Janessa Keilholz; two brothers, Raymond Keilholz and his wife Carol of Jefferson City and Leonard Keilholz and his wife Mary of Chamois; three sisters, Loretta Inserra of St. Louis, Rose Rost, and Mel Rost both of Morrison, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his spouse of 60 years, Elmer was preceded in death by: two brothers, George Keilholz, Jr. and Clarence Keilholz; and a daughter-in-law, Pam Keilholz,

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Chamois. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. David Means as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Chamois, Missouri (763-5522) www.mortonchapel.com


Friday, July 08, 2016

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery



Friday, July 08, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church
107 South Main Street
Chamois, Mo 65024

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, July 08, 2016
11:00 AM

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church
107 South Main Street
Chamois, Mo 65024

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...a spirit well remembered.

Bobby Jean Jul 6 2016 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss and pray for peace for your family through this difficult time. Julie (Moellering) Shultz

Julie Shultz Jul 6 2016 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to all of the family. I remember when he was building the addition onto our farm house. Brenda was only 3.. She would play with her dolls on the shelves in the new kitchen. She always called him Elmer Fudd. Let God comfort you. Norma Jean

Norma Jean Townley Jul 6 2016 12:00 AM

A great man who will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers for the Keilholz family during this difficult time.

Kelly & Tiiann Greer Jul 6 2016 12:00 AM

Joe, Dave, & family- So sorry for your loss.

Ralph Riegel Jul 6 2016 12:00 AM

To Loretta, Rose and Mel. I thought I would write to you all. I'm sure that his children and grandchildren do not know who I am. 1st cousins for sure. I liked Elmer, he was present at mom and dad's funeral's. He would come up to me and say "Hi, I'm Elmer". So cute and happy. I'll let Jim know. Sorry he had to leave this earth, but we all know he is better in the arms of Jesus. Love you all. Annette and Donald Moellering.

Annette and Donald Moellering Jul 5 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families. So sorry for your loss.

Chris & Rebecca Layton Jul 5 2016 12:00 AM