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Gene Keels

April 9, 1938 February 21, 2018
Gene Keels
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Obituary for Gene Keels

Gene Keels, 79, of Fostoria, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 a ProMedica Toledo Hospital.
He was born on April 9, 1938 in Blackfork, Ohio to the late Everett and Naomi (Harris) Keels. He married his wife of nearly 60 years, Karen Cofer on August 30, 1958 in Blackfork, and she survives him in Fostoria
Also surviving are children, Gene ‘Pete” (Cheryl) Keels Jr. of Fostoria, Sonya Keels and Laurie Keels, of Findlay, Shawn (Linda) Keels, of Fostoria, and Damon (Renee) Keels of Gaffney, S. Carolina; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Alice Lathem, Ruby Biles, Bill (Diane)Keels and Cash Keels, all of Fostoria, Chris Peppers, of Cleveland, And Charles ( Ruth) Keels, of Columbus.
He was also preceded in death by siblings, Dottie Owens, John Keels, Rodney Keels and Rachel ‘Tiny” Pullom.
Gene was a member of Union Baptist Church in Blackfork and a member of the AmVets in Fostoria. He loved to make wine, and enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, and watching and feeding the birds and squirrels. In his youthful years he would go hunting and fishing.
Gene had a smile for everyone, He lived for and loved his grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 am – 1 pm on Monday, February 26, 2018 at MANN-HARE-HOENING FUNERAL HOME, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, where funeral services will begin at 1 pm, Pastor Jerry Copeland officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Memorial contributions may be considered to the Union Baptist Church, Blackfork, Ohio.
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Fountain Cemetery Final Resting Place

Fountain Cemetery, 702 Van Buren St., Fostoria, OH 44830
Fostoria, Ohio 44830

Fountain Cemetery, 702 Van Buren St., Fostoria, OH 44830 Fostoria 44830 Ohio
United States

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