Sunday, March 21, 2010

Obituary: James Thomas Keating - Class of 1968

MADISON - Jim was born Jan. 6, 1950, and passed peacefully from this world to the next surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, after suffering a second stroke. His first stroke occurred in 1993. For the past 17 years Jim has lived a life of joy and grace while teaching us all how to ignore the obstacles and embrace the pure love of life.

Jim is survived by his longtime loving soul mate of 30 years, David Fischer; Lind Wernick (Mick), Bill Keating, Sherrie Keating, Lori Recker (Rodney); many nieces and nephews; and other family members.

He was preceded in death by parents, Warren and Irene Keating; and brothers, Dennis and Bob.

Jim's wishes were to commemorate his life with a party for family and friends. Please join us at the EDGEWATER HOTEL - RIGADOON ROOM Sunday, April 18, 2010, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. to honor his request. A few moments of observance will be held at 2:30 p.m.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 21, 2010.

Note: The class year for James Thomas Keating was confirmed by his fellow classmates, Debbie Benell and Michael Vahldieck (who submitted the photograph of Jim originally published in the 1968 Tychoberahn).

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