H. Keith Amerine

April 7, 1943 ~ April 2, 2018 (age 74)

H. Keith Amerine, 74, of LeClaire, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018 at his home surrounded by his wife and children.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services on Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial with military honors conducted by Wilton American Legion post #584 will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton.  Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice.     

Keith was born April 7, 1943 in Wilton, the son of Harry E. & Violet E. (Fowler) Amerine.  He served in the United States Air Force, stationed at Vanderberg Air Force Base in California, serving from May 31,1961 to May 28, 1965.  Keith met his wife, Kathleen V. Lewelling while in the Air Force and they were united in marriage on February 16, 1963 in San Luis Obispo, California.

Keith retired in 2001 from the United Parcel Service after 33 years.  He loved living on the river for 38 years with his wife, loved to throw a fishing line in the river and enjoyed living in LeClaire.  He enjoyed computer games, going to the casinos, NASCAR and watching wrestling every week on TV. 

He enjoyed the company of his friends and especially his family, who were important to him.  They greatly enjoyed many years of Sunday cookouts at their home.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Kathi; his daughter, Kendra (Thomas) McHugh of Bettendorf; his sons, Kirk Amerine of Naples, Florida and Kent (Jennifer) Amerine of LeClaire; his grandchildren, Ashlee, Merissa, Preston, Kael, Carter, Cora, Addison and Kholee; his great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Nora; his brothers, Larry (Kathlene) Amerine of Davenport and Steven (Doris) Amerine of Las Vegas, Nevada; and his sister-in-law, Phyllis Amerine of Muscatine.

Keith was preceded in death by his son, Kraig Amerine in 1968; his parents; and his brother, Jerry Amerine.

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