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David Harold Keppen

September 30, 1933 — June 11, 2022

David Harold Keppen, born September 30, 1933 in Michigan City, Indiana, to the late Harold and Lucinda Kroening Keppen, died Saturday, June 11, 2022 in Mountain Home, Arkansas of congestive heart failure.

David graduated from Elston High School in Michigan City, and in 1952 he married Janella Hart. The high school sweethearts met in 10th grade English class and were married 66 years, before Janella's death in 2019. David was employed by the United States Steel (Gary Works) as weighmaster and field auditor for 30 years. After retirement from USS in 1986, he and Janella moved to Mountain Home where he founded a commercial print shop, Pinnacle Printers Ink, which succeeded for 30 years. David's interests included gardening, teaching himself to play piano, and most of all traveling. He and Janella visited 45 states in their journeys. He was a Civil War buff, a loyal fan of the Chicago Blackhawks and White Sox, and a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers. He served as President of the Humane Society of North Central Arkansas for 8 years, during which time a new shelter was built for the community. David enjoyed his accomplishments but was most proud of his family.

David is survived by his children, Lori (Herb) Moore of Bella Vista, AR, Jeff (Carol) Keppen of Benton, AR, Kristi Callan of Michigan City, IN, and Jayni (Richard) Rush of Valparaiso, IN; grandchildren, Mandi Callan Groszek, Jason Callan, Dr. Kati Rush Liang, Mallori Keppen Donald, Anthony Rush, Lani Rush Vellequette, and Sydni Keppen; 9 great-grandchildren and one on the way, and nephew; Bruce Walker of GA.

David is preceded in death by his parents; wife; sisters, Geraldine Fisher and Patricia Walker; and nephew, Kurt Fisher.

The family will have a memorial service in Indiana at a later date. The family sincerely appreciates the attention and kindness provided by his devoted Home Instead caregivers and the compassionate staff at Hospice of the Ozarks.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks or the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services - Mountain Home, Arkansas. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at .
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