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Harold D. Keech

Harold passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at his home in Kalamazoo.

He was born April 30, 1944 in Otsego Township, the son of Sam and Margariete (Rex) Keech. Harold was an Iron Worker and a member of Local 340 in Battle Creek. For 32 years he worked at Miller Davis and Roberts Steel Erection until his retirement.

In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting wood and gardening. Harold loved horses and was a skilled farrier. In 1987 in Otsego he married Vickie Augustine who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Kelly Keech, Brian Keech and Brad (Barb) Keech; 2 step-children, Lisa (Micah) Ott and Steve (Ann) Filkins Jr.; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and brothers, Jerry Keech, Al (Joyce) Keech and Tink Keech.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott; granddaughter, Jenny Lynn and siblings, Renee, Eunice, Bob and 2 infant siblings.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Harold may be made to the

Allegan County Humane Society.

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Susan Browne

September 15, 2020 at 3:08 pm

Vickie you have my sympathy, I’ll lend you my courage, my understanding, and most of all my love!!



Mary Smith ( connor

September 15, 2020 at 3:46 pm

So sorry to hear about your Husband sending prayers and hugs


Agnes A Vanarsdal

September 15, 2020 at 4:10 pm

Vickie and Family,

My deepest sympathy.

May almighty God’s Almighty Grace be with each of you in the days to come.

Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal


Don Stanfill

September 15, 2020 at 4:54 pm

So very sorry to hear about your loss sweetheart. Harold was a great guy. Your always in mine and Jan’s hearts and prayers. Love ya sweetie. Don Stanfill


Willie Harrison

September 15, 2020 at 8:48 pm

Sorry to here this vickie Harold was a smart man and a go getter! You take care and prayers your way . Willie & Sherry


Dinah Howrigon

September 15, 2020 at 9:15 pm

Brian I am very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Your family is in my prayers.


John and Diane Tobias

September 15, 2020 at 9:17 pm

Vickie and family, our condolences for your time of loss.Prayers for healing and peace.To Brad and Barb special love and hugs.

John and Diane (Smith) Tobias


Donny and Jeannie Hayes

September 16, 2020 at 8:56 am

Vickie thinking of you ,and we are always here for you. love always .

Donny and Jeannie Hayes


Judy Warner Krebs

September 16, 2020 at 10:56 am

Vicky ,

I am so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. He was such a great man.

My thoughts an prayers are with you.

Take care, Judy (Warner)Krebs.


Lynne (Bullock) Livingston

September 16, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Vicky, I am soo very sorry to hear this! I understand we are neighbors. Coffee is always a minute away. Hugs old friend.


Terri Fairfield-Gott

September 16, 2020 at 3:27 pm

Vickie, so sorry to read about Harold. God Bless you and may he rest in piece.

With sympathy,

Terri Fairfield-Gott


Penny baker

September 16, 2020 at 5:42 pm

Vickie, Steve, and family, so sorry for this Huge Loss.

Penny Browning Baker


Marla Augustine

September 16, 2020 at 6:57 pm

Vickie. We’re so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. I remember fun days of hunting with. Ron Harold and Garry. He was a fun guy. Our love and prayers are with you Ron and Marla Augustine. Frostproof FL


Daniel Byers

September 16, 2020 at 8:22 pm

I worked with Harold at the S.D. Warren paper mill in 1990. He was a good hardworking man. I was saddened when hearing of his passing. To his family I offer my sympathies .


Jan Willard

September 17, 2020 at 8:19 am


Love an prayers to you an your family thru this difficult time.


Dawn McLaughlin

September 17, 2020 at 12:24 pm

Vicki and family

I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you.


Doug and Vicky Roberts

September 17, 2020 at 4:53 pm

So sorry to hear of Harold’s passing.


Pam Kuiper

September 17, 2020 at 6:18 pm

Harold was a good friend. He and Duane spent many great days of fishing. So sorry for your loss!


Tom McGraw

September 20, 2020 at 5:36 pm

So Sorry To Hear Of Harold’s Passing. I Worked Different Jobs With Him As A Operator! Sending Hugs And Prayers Your Way!!

Tom McGraw


Marnie Junker

September 20, 2020 at 7:26 pm

My deepest condolences to you Vickie and your family. I’m so thankful for the time I had when I was little and forever grateful for my time with Mitzie she was the very best friend I could have ever asked for and the best birthday gift ever! I don’t know how he knew I needed a friend but he did!

My Love and prayers



Pat (Taylor) Davis

September 23, 2020 at 1:07 am

Vickie and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you always. Your cuz, Pat.


Nadine Belonga

November 28, 2020 at 1:02 pm


I am sorry to learn about Harold’s passing.

I’m sending you and your family prayers.

Nadine Belonga


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