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Steven Allen Keiser

 


Steven Allen Keiser, 80, died at his home in Billings, Mont., on July 2, 2022 from a broken heart.

Steven was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, on October 29, 1941 to Lucille and Wayne Joslin and at six months old he and his sister, Patricia, were adopted by Mary Elizabeth and Rip Keiser. Three other siblings, Suzi, Marylee and Moreen, were not adopted. They came to Thermopolis, Wyo., via ocean ship down the Oregon coast so his mother could be a nurse for Dr. Gitletz. Steve was a lifeguard, station attendant, painter, and manager of Televents Inc. in Colorado and Gillette, Wyo. He retired from Black Hills Power and Light at Wyodak Coal after 25 years.

He used to jump off the swinging bridge in Thermopolis to impress the love of his life, Marion Jean Mills. They married and had two daughters, Brenda and Becky. Becky blessed him with three grandchildren.

Steven enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Big Horn Mountains with Becky and the grandchildren and fixing and painting cars and homes for others. He enjoyed beer, BBQ, the grandkids and giving to others. Becky is looking towards heaven and thanking him for the two special fishing holes. Steve did everything he could to keep mom and the girls happy.

Steve is survived by his ex-wife, Jean, of South Dakota; daughters, Brenda of South Dakota and Becky (Farron) Baird of Thermopolis, Wyo.; Becky's children, Stephany (Chad) Huber, Tyler and Jason Kihlstrom; and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother; adopted mom; sister; and both dads.

He always said "If you order a meal, leave enough tip that your waitress can order herself a meal."

 

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