Allan Robert Keim

Allan Robert Keim, 66, beloved husband and father, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.

Memorial Service: Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Visitation: 12:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service.

Inurnment: Bosqueville Cemetery

Allan was born April 28, 1952 in Long Beach, California to Robert and Lois Keim. Being part of a military family, he traveled around the United States with his family and ultimately settled in Waco.  While in Waco, he owned and operated his own painting business, Al’s Custom Painting, where he made many lifelong friends.  Everyone that knew Allan knew of his servant heart and welcoming character. He strongly believed in giving to others in any way possible, even if it were just a simple smile and hug. Allan spent much of his life serving others, dedicating years of volunteering with Northern Little League and Bosqueville Baseball Association.  It was also no secret the amount of patriotism he had as he loved and honored this country through his service in the Army.

Some of Allan’s hobbies included listening to music with his daughter Emalee, collecting sports memorabilia, anything that involved getting out of the house and working with his hands, and his most favorite, riding his motorcycle with his son Ryan. Above all else, Allan would want to be remembered for the amount of love he had for his family, as he made it known to everyone he came across.

Allan was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Lois Keim, sister Arlene Del Toro, and niece Karen Oakes.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lori Pursche Keim; son, Ryan and fiancé, Lauren Brooks; daughter, Emalee; beloved dog, Ahli; sons, Robbie and Allan Jr; granddaughter, Allyson;  brother, Steve Keim and wife, Debbie; sister Donna Keim Oakes and husband, Jack; nieces, Kristy Oakes Morrisey and husband, Brad, and Michelle Keim Cocklin and husband, Paul; nephews, Mark Keim, David Keim and wife, Kayte; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

 

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. Bobbie Meadows :

    Dear Leon family, you are in my heart and prayers. Allen was a special man. I remember when he would come to school and would cook hamburger and got dogs for all the kids in puppy PAWS and he never complained. He was always ready to help anyone in need! He will be so missed.

  2. Waco Knitters & Crocheters :

    Our sympathy and condolences Lori and family.

  3. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Allen at Wal-Mart in Bellmead. He was a sweet man he will be missed. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.

  4. Allan was one of my Walmart family. I know he will truly be missed by those of us whom were blessed to have him as part of our lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, today and all the days ahead.

  5. Renee Painter :

    Dear Keim Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Alan, I would see him at Wal-Mart and always give him a hug! He was special! Praying for you all.

  6. Mama Kiem, Ryan, and Emalee, and all the rest of the family, my heart goes out to you guys. I’m so sorry for your loss. If love could’ve saved him he would’ve lived forever. He’ll be with you guys forever now in your hearts and all the memories and good times you guys shared. God bless you all.

  7. Sheri Godsell :

    A very kind person that always went out of his way to speak to me when he’d see me at work. I sure will miss seeing his smiling face and his cheerful attitude when I’m sure there were many days he didn’t feel too cheerful. Prayers to the family!

  8. Ryan I’m sorry for your loss brother. Your dad was a food man! I’ve only met him a couple times but he was always nice. Just remember the good times.

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