VeteranKeith Fleming, Former Ipava Resident, Dies

Keith B. Fleming, 57, of Cochrane, Wis., formerly of Ipava, died Jan. 26, 1982, in Community Hospital, at Wenona, Minn., after an eight-month illness.

He was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Ipava, a son of Otis and Gaye (Bedwell) Fleming. He married Frances Rakestraw April 23, 1945, in Atalla, Ala. She survives.

Other survivors include his father, Otis Fleming of Lewistown; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Sheila) Abts of Fountain City, Wis., and Mrs. Fred (Brenda) Neitzel of Cochrane, Wis. and five grandchildren.

He was a World War II veteran, and was employed as a relief operator at Dairyland Power Co., for the past 22 years. He was a member of the Hope United Church of Christ, and served on the Church Consistory for eight years. He was serving his third term as village trustee, was a member of the Cochrane Community Volunteer Fire Dept. for the past 20 years, the Cochrane Buffalo City Lions Club, Alam Chapter 146 Order of Eastern Star, AF&AM, American Legion Post 56, and also served on the original Cochrane Swimming Pool Board for 10 years.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hope United Church of Christ, with Rev. David Hohmann officiating.

Masonic services were held at 8 p.m. Friday, at the Voigt Funeral Home, Cochrane, Wis.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/3/1982

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