Jacob Frank Keiter

Jacob Frank Keiter, age 86 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD after being in an auto accident on Monday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Archbishop George Lucas presiding and Rev. Jim Keiter and Rev. Owen Korte officiating.  Burial will be at St. Michael’s cemetery in Hartington.  Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Larry Keiter, Scott Keiter, Nick Armentrout, Matt Armentrout, Jerry Fischer and Michael Fischer.

Jacob was born on April 5, 1933 to Frank and Katherine (Sohm) Keiter in Hartington, Nebraska.  He graduated from the eighth grade at Holy Trinity in Hartington. Jacob began farming with his dad and brother, Tony, and continued to farm for the rest of his life.  Jacob raised grain, livestock and even milked cows when he was first married.  He married Darlene Berneice Fischer on April 3, 1961 in Hartington, NE.  Jacob also drove a truck for Fischer Brothers for many years.

Jacob was married for 58 years and for 56 years he and Darlene held an hour of perpetual adoration at Holy Trinity church on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m., rarely ever missing. His farming equipment was red and he loved to drive his Ford pickup.  Maggie, his dog, was at his side constantly, even riding in the truck with him.

Jacob is survived by his wife Darlene of Hartington; two sons Rev. Jim Keiter of Fordyce, NE, Ken (Kayla) Keiter of Hartington; 3 grandchildren Judd (Lauren) Keiter, Kendra & Kinzey Keiter; one great granddaughter Joanna; brother Anthony (Tony) Keiter of Hartington; many nieces and nephews, cousins and Fischer in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters Mary Frances Keiter, Theresa Keiter, and Catherine (Ralph) Dierks.


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9 response to "Jacob Frank Keiter"

  1. By: Dianne Farries Posted: November 6, 2019

    Darlene, Fr. Jim, Kenny and families,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers

  2. By: Denise Lammers Webbert Posted: November 6, 2019

    Darlene, Fr Jim and Kenny,
    I am so sorry for your loss but Jake had been preparing for this day his whole life. May the angels wrap you in their arms during this sad time.

  3. By: Ken & Mary Thunker Posted: November 6, 2019

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, so sorry for your loss.

  4. By: Elaine & Ed Bishop Posted: November 6, 2019

    We are so sorry for your loss. You had lots of good years together.f

  5. By: Sr. Maribeth Wentzlaff Posted: November 7, 2019

    Dear Fr. Keiter, I am so sorry for your loss–what a sad time for you! Know of the Sacred Heart Monastery’s Sisters’ prayers for you and your family at this time. May God bless you with peace and comfort! With sympathy, Sr. Maribeth Wentzlaff

  6. By: Rich and Dianne Vyhlidal Posted: November 7, 2019

    Fr. Jim and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  7. By: Fr. Mark Nolte Posted: November 7, 2019

    Jim, I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s death. Please know that you and your mom and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. By: Deb Heithold Sitzman Posted: November 8, 2019

    Darlene and family, my heart saddens to hear of your loss, sympathy for you all. Prayers also, at this sad time.
    Deb Heithold Sitzman Family

  9. By: mary j dahir Posted: November 11, 2019

    Father Jim and family. So very sorry for your loss. He will be in your hearts forever. May you be at peace knowing he has gone on to the best life. Our deepest sympathy. Mary Jo and Mike Dahir

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