Melvin Keierleber 1923-2018

Funeral services for Melvin “Mel” Keierleber, 95, of Wills Point, were held Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial was at Locust Grove Cemetery. He was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Winner, S.D., to parents, Christopher Frederick Keierleber and Magdalena Becker Keierleber. He was raised in Winner, S.D. where he graduated high school. After high school, he worked for Lockheed Martin Corp. making B-26 Marauders and B-17 Flying Fortress aircrafts.

He served his country in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1945, while being stationed on Ford Island in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor.

He met June Ward in La Grainge, Ill. and they married on June 30, 1946, in Danville, Iowa. They then moved to Dallas in 1957, and Mel attended the Seminary from 1957 to 1962. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school and pastored in different churches including one in East Dallas. He was owner and operator of Mel’s Electric Co. from 1968 to 2000 until he retired. He and June moved to the Wills Point community in 1980 to make their home. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Grace Fellowship Bible Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife, June Keierleber; parents, Christopher and Magadlena Keierleber; three brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his sons, Melvin Keierleber II and wife, Sharon, of Dallas, John Mark Keierleber and wife, Mary Ann, of Parker, S.D, Stephen Paul Keierleber and wife, Lee, of Allen, Timothy Robert Keierleber and wife, Judith, of  Dallas, James M. Keierleber and wife, Libby, of Wills Point, and Nathan Edmund Keierleber and wife, Kristi, of Rising Star; daughter, Sarah June Vaughn of Wills Point; 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.