Obituary- Emile F. DeKeyser

Apr 14th, 2022 | By | Category: News, Obituaries

Emile F DeKeyser passed away quietly on March 31, 2022. He was born in Belgium on November 26, 1943 and lived in the United States since 1978.
He served in the Merchant Marines, traveling the world. His education was extensive. He had a knack for engineering and loved solving mechanical problems, designing and inventing items. He worked at Belgium Tool and Dye as well as Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest.
He was a member of the Lions Club in Lynchburg, Virginia for many years. Emile was a beloved and caring husband who loved all animals, farming and being a jack of all trades. He left a trail of many friends, as he never met a stranger. His love of America was always evident. His appreciation of life ended abruptly and too soon.
He is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Dr. Karen Baum,of Huddleston. He is also survived by his siblings in Belgium, three sisters, Mimi, Rosa and a brother Renee. He was preceded in death by his parents, August DeKeyser and Marie Jose Lambrechts, and his brother Roger.
The family received friends on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bedford, Virginia and a funeral service followed in the chapel. Burial took place at the farm. The Scoop sends our deepest condolences to the DeKeyser Family.

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