Keefer, Arden

Arden C. Keefer, 89, of Morenci, Mich., died Oct. 30, 2020, at Indian Meadows in Wauseon, Ohio, where he was a resident.

He was born Aug. 13, 1931, in Morenci to Charles and Flossie (Emerson) Keefer. He met Tomasita “Tommie” Valdez in Lyons, Ohio, and in 1973 the couple married in Adrian. Tommie proceeded him in death March 1, 2018.

Arden proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, completing his service in 1955. He was employed by Adrian Steel for 25 years before his retirement. He was a member of the NRA, North American Hunting Club, American Legion, Morenci Sportsman’s Club, and the Izaak Walton League of America. He was known to be a true American outdoorsman and conservationist. 

Arden is survived by four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Shelley Keefer; a son, Scott Keefer; and a step-son, Gilbert Amaya.

Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at Eagle-Marry Funeral Home, Morenci. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a limited number of people allowed in the chapel at a time, and face coverings are required. 

A private funeral service is scheduled Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Bill Van Valkenburg officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. The funeral service will be viewable via webcast at 11 a.m. The link is available on the funeral home website.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Lenawee Humane Society and Elara Caring.