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Passing of Rick Keating

Hi Everyone,

We just found out that Rick Keating, MCA member from Varna. IL passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020.  I could not find any obituary, funeral services or other helpful information. If anyone in Illiois or elsewhere knows anything about details please share them with us.  Sorry we could not do any better in providing more information.

Here are a few things I have been able to put together from the "truth factory" Fackbook!  (I do know Rick loved going to the Facebook Jail for his continued open options!)

9/20/20 he entered the local hospital
10/15/20 he was transferred to Methodist Hosptal, Peoria, IL ??
10/29/20 passed away

Thanks, Steve Arnold - Canada for bringing his passing to our attention.  Hopefully, someone from Illinois can shed some light on the situation.

Rest in peace, Rick.



RE:Passing of Rick Keating

We finally received Rick's obituary. At this point there will be no services. There could be something in the Spring. If we hear anything will will forward it to you.  Feel free to review and respond to the condolences options at 



Obituary for Richard "Rick" Lee Keating
Richard Lee “Rick” Keating, 74, of Varna Ill., died on October 29, 2020 at UnityPoint Methodist in Peoria.
Born in Marseilles on January 12, 1946 to the late Richard and Jane (Bradford) Keating, he married Patricia Burke on May 11, 1968 in Chicago. She died on March 16, 2006. He then married Debra Halun on July 7, 2007 in Wauconda, Illinois.
Rick ran a graphic design and silk-screening business from his home in downtown Varna. He also published many newsletters for clubs and organizations around the country.
Richard is survived by his wife Debra; brothers Charles (Mary) Keating of Annapolis Md. and Thomas (Ann) Keating of Lac du Flambeau Wisc.; Aunt Mary Jane Ziegler of North Carolina; cousins Michael, Kathy, John, Randall, Janet, and James; nieces Christine and Karen; nephew Kevin; and his beloved cat, Callie. He was also preceded in death by his cousin Sandy.
Rick was an avid member of the 104th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the Marshall County Historical Society and the Massey Collectors Association.
Cremation rights have been accorded and Rick’s cremains will be scattered according to his wishes at a later date. Memorials can be made to the A.R.K. Humane Society, Varna Fire & Ambulance, or a charity of your choice in his name. Online condolences for his family can be left at
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