Holly Ann Keckeisen
December 1, 1950 - July 24, 2020
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(Nee Graefe) Passed away to eternal life, July 24, 2020, at the age of 69 after a brief fight with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Forever Fiancée of Frank. Cherished mother of Damian (Colleen) and Nathan (Rebecca) Keckeisen with ex-spouse Mark Keckeisen. Also cherished by “third brother” Jason Schwartz. Beloved daughter of George and…

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Nicholas Kampa left a message on August 10, 2020:
Holly was just an absolute joy to be around. She always brought a smile to everyone she met, and work just hasn't been the same without her. My condolences to her family, and I hope we all remember her just as she was, a happy wonderful woman.
Jill Granrath left a message on August 7, 2020:
The service was beautiful. Damian and Nate you did a great job. We are so happy to have been able to experience her Celebration of life with all the people who love her.
Becki left a message on August 7, 2020:
Holly was a good friend and fellow music lover whom I loved working with and treasured dearly. My deepest condolences to her family who have lost a true gem in this world. Rest In Peace my friend. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.
Jared Kiel left a message on August 7, 2020:
Hearts and prayers to Holly and her family. I loved her just as she loved me back. Holly was always at my concerts and talked about my violin playing. Each performance she attended brought a smile to my face as I could tell she really enjoyed hearing me play. I am watching the funeral on the live broadcast at this time and can see the shining reflections she is shining down from heaven. I have attached a good memory from her favorite event - MSOE Chili Fest. I love you forever, Jared.
Joanne Truelove left a message on August 7, 2020:
My condolences go to her family. May memories keep her alive in your hearts. Her presence and jovial attitude will surely be missed. She added fun and happiness to all occasions. She is surely with God and other previously departed relatives and friends. God bless you Holly!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jill and Gary Granrath left a message on August 7, 2020:
She was a kick ass Sister in law. We had many adventures over the years. Always positive and loving. I still can feel her hugs down to my toes. And hear her laughter in my heart. We are so lucky that she was a permanent Keckeisen. RIP/God speed Sweet Holly❤️
Mary Faber left a message on August 6, 2020:
Holly was one of those very special people who could just make you smile and feel happy by her very presence. I would see her almost everyday as she collected our dishes or brought them back, or delivered our mail. Those are just a few of the daily things she did for our lab, but it is just her daily presence that I miss so much at work everyday. I hope Holly knew we appreciated her, and loved her. Mary
Hiromi left a message on August 5, 2020:
In memory of Holly Ann Keckeisen, Hiromi lit a candle
Sandy Grieger left a message on August 4, 2020:
Holly was a person that everyone instantly fell in love with. Always happy and positive, and ready for fun. She remembered everyone's name and birthday, and always had a stack of cards waiting to be sent out for birthdays, get well, thinking of you.... I am so glad that we got to be such close friends, you always amazed me and you made me a better person. Love you , miss you and you will forever be in my heart. To Frank Jeanine, her Sons,Grand Son and all of her family, friends and co workers My very deepest sympathies go out to you. I pray for strength for you at this difficult time. She will always be with us in our hearts and minds.
John Matyas left a message on August 3, 2020:
You always had the biggest smile in the room. It amazes me that you instinctively knew how to bring out the best in everyone. I don't know how did it, but your Christmas gifts always made me want to raise my Christmas generosity and creativity. It seems silly, but thank you for your Pampered Chef Mix N Chop... I really like it. You made me a better person Holly. I'm going to miss you, but I'm not going to forget you. Love you.
Patty Darnieder left a message on July 31, 2020:
Holly was a beautiful person inside and out. We loved having her as part of our family. She was so good for my uncle. Her humor & Kind Heart will be deeply missed! Love you Holly your spirit will live upon us for many years.❤️ Our sincere condolences go out to the entire family.
Mallory left a message on July 30, 2020:
It was such a wonderful surprise everytime I got to see Aunt Holly at family events. He big hugs and laughter will be forever missed. She was always the life of the party with an ever vibrant personality. Rest In Peace Aunt Hol. Love you.
Sarah Zaja left a message on July 30, 2020:
I am so sorry for your loss.
Jennifer Foley left a message on July 30, 2020:
My heartfelt condolences to Holly's family, friends, and co-workers. She was loved by all who knew her and gave the gift of friendship and love to all. “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller
Kiel Family left a message on July 29, 2020:
How does one write a note when the light Holly cast has now dimmed. She was radiant joy and a ray of sunshine on the cloudiest days. She gave new meaning to my brother Frank's world and our family got to experience their love story. She could make any day extraordinary. I will miss her texts with pictures of travels and the cute way she and Frank dressed up for holidays and sports events. My deepest condolences to her beautiful, gracious family and to all that got a chance to experience Holly's laughter and even larger shoulders to lean on. It has been a blessing to have known such a wonderful human being and unwavering humanitarian.
Stephanie Wirsbinski left a message on July 29, 2020:
My condolences to all of Hollys family. I worked with Holly at MCW. She always had a smile on her face and was friends with everyone. She always went the extra mile when doing her job! She will be dearly missed!!!
Ann Esselman left a message on July 29, 2020:
Holly was such a breath of fresh air in the morning as she breezed through the lab. I always enjoyed our little visits, a true breath of fresh and a nice way to start the day. She was so considerate, compassionate and full of energy. She touched a lot of lives and will be missed by many. Taken from us way too soon. My sympathy to Frank and Holly's family.
Deb Donohoe left a message on July 28, 2020:
Dear Family, I have known Holly since she joined MCW. Not a day went by that I didn't visit with her. My lab was located just across the hall from where she was. I so very much enjoyed her energy, and viewpoint on life. I was so very lucky to call her a friend. And if I might brag a bit, I was partially responsible for her hiring at MCW. I knew from the moment we met that her people skills and upbeat demeanor were something we needed at CRI. Her position put her on contact with everyone in the building so we needed not only a conscientious person, but an ambassador of sorts and Holly was just that!!! She brightened the days of so many around her and she will indeed be missed by everyone who knew her. With sincere affection and sympathy. Deb Donohoe
Valerie Salato left a message on July 28, 2020:
Holly was such a wonderful, caring, kind person. I will miss her. I loved talking to her and seeing her smiling face around MCW. She brightened up my day!
Jerry Drescher left a message on July 28, 2020:
We lost a truly great person. I'm going to miss her... a lot. I cherish the time I did get to spend with her. She always made me smile and I'm going to miss the hugs. MCW will not be the same without her.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Gene and Dawn Scherr left a message on July 27, 2020:
What a great and positive spirit you always had Holly!! It was our blessing to know you and to be friends with you and Frank. We're thankful for the good times and memories and for your infectious and joyful nature.
Halli Miller left a message on July 27, 2020:
This morning, before I heard the news, I was thinking about Holly as I was washing my dishes for my experiments. In that moment, I could smell her perfume and thought fondly of her abundant hugs. Her perfume would stay with me for hours after she gave one. Just hours later, I heard of her passing, and can't help but wonder why I thought of her today. She was a wonderful, sweet woman who will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.
Ashok Singh left a message on July 27, 2020:
Holly Keckeisen was a wonderful person of DOP family, and whenever she has visited our lab area, we always greeted each other with her never-fading smile. I will miss her a lot.
Janice Biniok left a message on July 27, 2020:
We are going to miss you, Holly! You were always the life of the party and such a good companion to our dear friend, Frank. Thanks for all the fun and laughs! Condolences to Holly's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, John & Jan Biniok
Susie jones left a message on July 26, 2020:
My dear sweet friend I will miss you so much .you always lifted me up on my darkest days .I'll cherish all the fun times we had together, rest in peace ,gone way too soon love you forever
Paul Cook left a message on July 26, 2020:
My deepest sympathy kids. See was a wonderful person.
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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