Keith Arthur Walljasper, 82, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, July 2, 2023, at the West Point Care Center.
Keith was born on December 1, 1940, in rural St. Paul, Iowa, the son of Fred and Mildred (McGinnis) Walljasper.
He is survived by his sister: Ruth Vorwaldt of Fort Madison; sister-in-law: Pat Walljasper of West Point and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Don and Leroy.
Keith was a graduate of Denmark Academy and a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed shearing sheep throughout the area and doing custom baling. Keith also enjoyed coon hunting in his spare time.
A visitation will begin at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, where the family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. that evening. A parish rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. and a Christian wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in West Point.
A memorial has been established in his memory for Denmark Fire and Rescue or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.