John (Jack) Keilman passed away peacefully July 8, 2019 at the Dungeness Memory Care Home in Sequim, Washington. He was born in Seaton, Illinois, June 15, 1922 to Blaine and Melba Keilman. Private family services will be held at the Veterans Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.

John (Jack) Keilman passed away peacefully July 8, 2019 at the Dungeness Memory Care Home in Sequim, Washington. He was born in Seaton, Illinois, June 15, 1922 to Blaine and Melba Keilman. He was one of 4 children. 

Jack grew up in Seaton, Illinois, graduating from Seaton High School in 1940; he married his wife Harriet in 1941 before enlisting in the US Army/Air Force, where he served in the European Theater as a B-24 pilot. He received the Purple Heart for his service and was discharged from the service in 1945 when he returned to Keithsburg, Illinois and began farming. During this time 3 of his 4 children were born. In 1952 he purchased and developed farmland near Quincy, Washington where he farmed for the next 40 years. During that time his youngest son was born.

Following his retirement from farming, Jack and his wife Harriet moved to Sequim, Washington, where they enjoyed the milder weather and became snowbirds traveling to parts of Arizona and California each winter.
  

Jack is survived by one sister, Marilyn of Tacoma, 4 children; John (Kareen) of Sparks, Nev., Tom (Barbara) of Moses Lake, Susan Horton (Scott) of Forks and George (Ellen) of Bellingham, along with 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 72 years, Harriet, one brother (Richard) and one sister (Miriam), and one grandson, David of Livermore, California.

Private family services will be held at the Veterans Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.