David Elmer Keefe, 56, of Argyle, Iowa, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2023.
He was born on August 23, 1966 in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Byron Francis and Alice Kathryn (Tallman) Keefe. He was raised by Carolyn and Larry Fuger. On August 24, 1984, he married Amy Marie Link in Anson, Missouri. She preceded him in death on October 24, 2018.
He is survived by his four children: Tony (Rosemary) Keefe of Donnellson, Iowa, Cody (Erin) Keefe of Iowa City, Iowa, Ashley Keefe of Argyle, Iowa and Jessy (Sarah) Keefe of Quincy, Illinois; seven grandchildren: Grayce, Elyjah, Finley, Ruxin, Chloe, Caden and Noah; mother: Carolyn Pundt; bonus daughter: Cora McAdams; siblings: Byron (Pamela) Keefe, Kirk (Jackie) Keefe, Pat Keefe, Mary Edmiston, Susie (Dan) Riquire, Tracy (Orville) Krogmeier, Robin (Gerry) Ashton, John (Michelle) Fuger and Matt (Heather) Fuger. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Amy; parents; step-father: Harold Pundt; brothers: Estel Brown, Ray Tallman, Mike Keefe and Chuck Keefe.
Dave was a 1984 graduate of Central Lee High School. He served in the Iowa Army National Guard during Desert Storm in Honduras and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was a member of the Argyle Presbyterian Church and the American Legion. Dave was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and hanging out with his grandkids.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 9, 2023, at the Argyle Presbyterian Church.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2023, at Argyle Presbyterian Church with Tony Keefe officiating.
Burial will be at the Keokuk National Cemetery with full military rites presented by the Keokuk American Legion Post #41.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in his memory for Argyle Presbyterian Church or PAWS Animal Shelter.
Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.