Keith A. Reif, 97 of Downers Grove, Illinois formerly of Cedar Rapids died Friday May 22, 2020 at his daughter’s home. Graveside services with military rites on Friday at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons Arnold (Bonnie) of Hiawatha and Michael (Dianne) of Sun Rise beach, Missouri, a daughter Shirley (Edward) Kucia of Downers Grove, Illinois, and one brother Jack Frisk of Cedar Rapids. He is also survived by three grandchildren Laura (Everett) Klinefelter, Tracy (Nick) Podesta and Keith (Leah) Kucia; eight great grandchildren Jade, Mercedes, Alex, Jonalyn, Andrew, Nicholas, Scarlett and Cash. He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, one sister, and two grandchildren Kurt Reif and Edward Kucia III.
Keith was born on February 13, 1923 in Wellman the son of Oliver and Thelma (Disney) Reif. He married Lela M. Bowler on February 15, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia. Lela passed away in 2018.
Keith was an over the road truck driver for Pacific Intermountain Express for over 30 years, retiring in 1982. He enjoyed NASCAR, go kart and quarter midget racing with his sons, fishing and watching all sports.
Keith proudly serviced in the navy during WWII. He will forever be remembered as a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.
Memorial donation may be given to the Cedar Valley Humane Society.