Milford “Mick” A. Keepers, 98, of Gilman, passed away at home on
August 9, 2019. He was born on July 26, 1921 in Jump River to the
late George and Elizabeth (Beaty) Keepers. He attended Hannibal
High School through 10th grade. Mick married Helen Kalous on
October 7, 1950 at the South Lawrence Mennonite Church in Jump
River. Mick was born and raised in Jump River on his parent’s
dairy farm where Mick and Helen went on to raise their six children.
After retiring from farming in 1972 they moved to Gilman, Wisconsin
where he took a custodial job at the Gilman Public School District
for about a year.
Mick enjoyed gardening vegetables and his flower gardens that he
grew for Helen to enjoy. Mick was an active member in his church.
He was also involved in his community by volunteering on the
Gilman Fire Department along with maintaining the flowers on the
Mick is survived by his six children, Cal (Lena) Keepers of Jump
River, Lee Keepers of Ellsworth, Jeannie (Gary) Boss of Crandon,
Cliff (Shelly) Keepers of Gilman, Beckie (Keith) Hines of Hudson
and Del Keepers of Jump River, 16 grandchildren, 13 great
grandchildren and the Kalous and Keepers nieces and nephews to
whom he is called Uncle Micky. He was preceded in death by his
parents, his wife Helen, his brothers Jess, Les and Bufford
Keepers, his sisters, Ada Kingston, Florence Meiners, Dorothy Van
Loo, and Beulah Wolf, his grandchild Justin Keepers and two great
grandchildren Alayah and Gideon Keepers.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, August 12, 2019
at Christ Community Church in Jump River with Pastor Joey Olsen
officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Nebo Cemetery in Jump River.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday at Gilman Funeral home
and one hour prior to service at the church on Monday.