Emile DeKeyser

Obituary of Emile F. DeKeyser

Emile F DeKeyser passed away quietly March 31, 2022. He was born in Belgium November 26, 1943 and lived in the United States since 1978. He served in the Merchant Marine, 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, North Cote Farms, as well as Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. He was a member of the Lions Club in Lynchburg 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. Also his siblings in Belgium, sisters Mimi, Rosa and Maria as well as his brother Renee. He was preceded in death by his parents, August DeKeyser and Marie Jose Lambrechts, and his brother Roger. The family will receive friends beginning at 10AM on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford and a funeral service will follow at 1 PM in the chapel. Burial will follow at the farm. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Saturday
9
April

Visitation

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Saturday
9
April

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, Virginia, United States
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