Feb. 5, 1943 - Aug. 23, 2012
NAPPANEE — Paul E. Keys, 69, of Nappanee, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
He was born Feb. 5, 1943, in Muncie to Paul J. and Betty (Davis) Keys.
He married Geraldine R. Dunn on March 31, 1964, in Albuquerque, N.M., and she preceded him in death June 3, 2002.
He retired from Friendship Homes, where he had worked for 19 years.
Surviving are daughters Paula Nolan, Janei Pickens and Antoinette Keys, all of Nappanee, and Ronda (Eddie) Carter of Plymouth; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four sisters.
He was a member of the Nappanee American Legion and NRA. He loved his family and animals.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, also at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at South Union Cemetery with military graveside services.