Ted B. Keefe, 93, of Thornville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 21, 2020, following an extended illness. He was born November 8, 1926, in Madison, Indiana, the son of the late Jesse and Jane (Schoolcraft) Keefe. He served honorably in the US Armed forces and retired after more than 30 years at Kaiser Aluminum in Heath. Ted was a 50 year member of Thornville Lodge F. & A.M.; member and Past Post Commander at V.F.W. Post #1388 at Buckeye Lake; and a founding member of Licking Township Volunteer Fire Department. Ted loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, and boating on Lake Erie.
He is survived by his family: son, Jeff (Denise) Keefe of Thornville; grandchildren, Michael (Stacy) Keefe, Jarod (Robyn) Baas, Joel (Caroline) Baas, Nicole Keefe and J.P. (Brittany) Keefe; great grandchildren, Skyler, Jackson, Finn, Daelin, Landin and Julius; his siblings, Sandra (Bob) Keyse, Max (Joyce) Keefe and Sonya (Bob) Crawford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his wife, Dora in 2009; his twin sons; and his brothers, Lyle and Newell Keefe.
Private family services have taken place at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. An on-line guest register and video tribute are available at hoskinsonfuneral.com
Inurnment with military honors will follow at a later date in the Jacksontown Cemetery, where Ted will be inurned with his beloved wife, Dora.
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for Ted and the Keefe family.