David Keim


Funeral services for 95-year old David Keim of Bridgeport, NE, are Saturday May 27, 2023, at 10:00 at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport.

Burial is at the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery in Bridgeport, followed by lunch at the Prairie Winds Center

Visitation is Friday, May 26, from 5-7:00 at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home in Scottsbluff, NE. 

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David L Keim, a longtime resident of Bridgeport and recently of Scottsbluff, was born to Frank and Tracy (Trapp) Keim on May 13, 1928, in Franklin County, NE, and died Monday, May 22, 2023.

Dave was raised with his 7 siblings in Franklin County until the family moved to Chadron, NE, when Dave was 9. He married Frances Carrigan on September 4,1952, and they made their first home together in Chadron and began a family. 

Dave was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and trained as a medic. When he returned from Korea in 1955, Dave and Frances moved to Alliance and then to Milford, where Dave attended diesel tech school. 

Upon graduation in 1960, they moved to Bridgeport, which was their home for the next 58 years and where they raised five children. 

Dave went to work for the U-S Postal Service in 1960 and retired in 1994. He farmed outside Bridgeport for many years and continued to do so in retirement, in addition to spending time with Frances and their family.

Dave is survived by Frances, his wife of 70 years;  children Marilyn (Don) Norman of Western Grove, AR, Mark (Deb) Keim of Bridgeport, Brenda (Kendell) Henderson of Scottsbluff, and Kevin (Nioka) Keim of Huntsville, AR; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren, his brother Franklin of Scottsbluff; and sisters Edna Whaley and Ravay Kleeb of Broken Bow. 

Dave was preceded in death by his son Duane; grandson Timothy; brothers Alvin and Erwin; and sisters Katherine Peak and Annalee Coday.