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Milford "Mick" A. Keepers

 

Milford “Mick” A. Keepers, 98, of Gilman, passed away at home on 
August 9, 2019. He was born on July 26, 1921 in Jump River to the 
late George and Elizabeth (Beaty) Keepers. He attended Hannibal 
High School through 10th grade. Mick married Helen Kalous on 
October 7, 1950 at the South Lawrence Mennonite Church in Jump 
River.  Mick was born and raised in Jump River on his parent’s 
dairy farm where Mick and Helen went on to raise their six children. 
After retiring from farming in 1972 they moved to Gilman, Wisconsin 
where he took a custodial job at the Gilman Public School District 
for about a year.

Mick enjoyed gardening vegetables and his flower gardens that he 
grew for Helen to enjoy. Mick was an active member in his church. 
He was also involved in his community by volunteering on the 
Gilman Fire Department along with maintaining the flowers on the 
Main Street.

Mick is survived by his six children, Cal (Lena) Keepers of Jump 
River, Lee Keepers of Ellsworth, Jeannie (Gary) Boss of Crandon, 
Cliff (Shelly) Keepers of Gilman, Beckie (Keith) Hines of Hudson 
and Del Keepers of Jump River, 16 grandchildren, 13 great 
grandchildren and the Kalous and Keepers nieces and nephews to 
whom he is called Uncle Micky. He was preceded in death by his 
parents, his wife Helen, his brothers Jess, Les and Bufford 
Keepers, his sisters, Ada Kingston, Florence Meiners, Dorothy Van 
Loo, and Beulah Wolf, his grandchild Justin Keepers and two great 
grandchildren Alayah and Gideon Keepers.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, August 12, 2019 
at Christ Community Church in Jump River with Pastor Joey Olsen 
officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Nebo Cemetery in Jump River. 
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday at Gilman Funeral home 
and one hour prior to service at the church on Monday.    

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