Keith L. Rickert, 57, of 568 S. Davis St. died at 6 a.m. March 22, 2013 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born April 10, 1955 in Fairfield to Roy and Vera Lundquist Rickert. He married Julie Mount on October 14, 2000.
Keith was the first Indian Hills auto body graduate to be hired at Vaughn Automotive and presently owned and operated Oak Meadow Body Shop. He retired from the Iowa National Guard as a Staff Sergeant. He enjoyed being with his family, his work, and camping.
Surviving are his wife, Julie; a son, Jeremy of Ottumwa; two step- sons, Bill of Papillion, NE, and Jacob of Bellevue, NE; two step-daughters, Sarah and Coryn both of Ottumwa; three granddaughters, Cheyenne, Aurora, and Emma; four step-grandchildren, Elora, Kayla, Blake, and Lilly; a sister, Debra Rickert of Ottumwa and his parents Roy and Vera Rickert of Douds.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Rickert.
His body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.