Rickey Lee “Rick” Keebler, 47, of Madison, died at 8:07 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
Born June 29, 1967, in Batavia, New York, he was the loving son of Edward Keebler, who preceded him in death, and Barbara Young Keebler Wilson, who survives in North Vernon. He married Kim Stuckwisch in Brownstown, and she survives in Madison.
Rick was raised in the Seymour and Madison areas. He had lived in Madison since 1980 and was a 1986 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He later attended Ivy Tech Community College and was a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
He was employed with Rotary Lift for the past 23 years as a quality control engineer and was currently a self-employed entrepreneur. He was a member of Seymour First Baptist Church. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing, traveling and working and was a fan of “The Lion King.” He was a devoted husband, loving dad and papaw.
Besides his loving wife of 29 years, survivors include his loving daughters, Tyla (Josh) Keebler-Thomas, Samantha Keebler and Haley Keebler, all of Madison; a granddaughter, Lexus Keebler of Madison; his brothers, Eddie Keebler of North Vernon, Paul Keebler of Fort Wayne and Albert (Susan) Keebler of North Vernon; his sister, Barb (Tim) Burton of Columbus; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roger Stuckwisch Sr. and Kathleen Stuckwisch of Brownstown; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Roger Stuckwisch Jr. and Connie Stuckwisch of Uniontown and Tammy and Brad Hoevener of Commiskey; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with Pastor Jeffrey Pflug officiating. Interment will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to colon cancer research.
Online condolences may be made at morgan-nay.com.