Royce H. Keeling Sr.

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Royce H. Keeling, Sr., 72, of South Beloit, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 peacefully in his home after a 7-year battle with dementia/alzheimer's. Born December 31, 1946 in Baltimore, MD; son of Cecil and Gertrude (Huber) Keeling. Graduated from Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, IN. Served our country in the US Navy for 3 years. Royce married Cheryl A. Peterson on September 11, 1999. He worked for General Motors for 30 years at 2 different plants in Indianapolis and Janesville. He also served as a Sherriff's Deputy in Putnam County, IN. After retirement, he worked for Bud Weiser Chevrolet driving cars. Royce had many hobbies, but he loved fishing, going for drives, traveling, camping, and bowling. He was also a Colt's and Packer's fan.

Survivors include his loving wife Cheryl, sons Royce (Phyllis) Keeling, Jr. of IN, Cecil (Missy) Keeling of IN, Dan (Wendy) Keeling of IN, and Josh (Summer) Keeling of KY; daughter Sarah Keeling-Stubbendick of Janesville; stepsons Steve (Marcie) Kellett of Janesville, Todd (Carla) Kellett of Poynette, WI, and Curtis (Amanda) Diddock of IN; stepdaughter Lisa (Thomas Hancock) Darby of KY; several grandchildren and step grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother Bill (Pat) Szymezak of MD; sister Cindy (Russ) Kramp of FL; half-brother Johnny Huber of MD; half-sister JoAnn (Phil) Robbins of MD; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog Abby.

Predeceased by his parents, stepmother Lois Keeling, half-brother Jimmy Vines, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Heartland Hospice and Home Instead for their loving care of Royce. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Cremations rites have been accorded and no services are planned at this time.

Stateline Cremations is assisting the family, 7307 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park, IL. www.statelinecremations.com.

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