Robert D. Keckler
May 16, 1924 - December 2, 2017
PLATTSMOUTH – Robert D. Keckler, 93, of Plattsmouth, passed away Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Syracuse.
He was born on a farm west of Weeping Water, May 16, 1924, to Ralph L. and Virginia (Harnsberger) Keckler.
He graduated from Weeping Water High School in the class of 1943, then attended the University of Nebraska for three years. He taught school in Weeping Water for one year, during World War II on an emergency certificate. Bob attended school at Los Angeles County General Hospital and became a graduate nurse in the class of 1950. He registered to practice nursing in Calif. and Neb. He then worked for the veteran’s administration hospitals in Los Angeles and Omaha for two years before attending anesthesia school for nurses at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Bob then became a member of the staff of the Nebraska Methodist Hospital in the Anesthesia Department from May 16, 1954 to May 31, 1984.
He was a member of First Congregational Church, a 70+ year member of Euclid Lodge 97 and Elizabeth Chapter 250 of the Eastern Star both in Weeping Water, a member of York Rite Bodies of Masonery in Omaha.
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He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Catherine Keckler and Mary (Charles) Philpot; brother, Richard W. Keckler; nieces and nephews.
Robert is survived by niece-in-law, Margaret Keckler; great niece, Kristine (Ray) Foster; great nephews, Michael (Tiffani) Keckler, Tracy (Joni) Keckler; many great, great nieces and nephews and a great great nephew.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at the Nebraska Masonic Home Chapel, Plattsmouth, Neb.
Interment at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery.
Online condolences or tributes at www.hammonsfs.com.
Hammons Family Funeral Services of Weeping Water were entrusted with arrangements.