|November 08, 1943 - June 14, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4:00-7:00pm Monday June 18, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00am Tuesday June 19, 2012 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island|
|Thomas “Tom” M. Keto, 68, of Rock Island passed away Thursday June 14, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer.|
Services will be 11:00am Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4-7pm Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a Christian Wake service at 7pm. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.
Thomas was born on November 8, 1943 in Davenport, Iowa the son of Leo and Alice (Forari) Keto. He married Connie Iverson, with whom he had three wonderful daughters. He attended Rock Island High School.
Mr. Keto was retired from International Harvester, where he had been employed as a machine operator. After retirement he also volunteered as a Rock Island Auxiliary Police Officer and later with the Hampton Police Department.
He was a United States Navy Veteran.
Thomas was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. He could be found most summers fishing at Sunset Park. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and daughters, fishing and spending time outdoors. Thomas always had an open heart and door. He never judged people and was always there to help people.
Survivors include his daughters, Jennifer (Brett) Long, Julie Camp, Ann Marie Leary, all of Rock Island; grandchildren, Devin, Michael, Delaney, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Jackson and Mia; significant other, Diana Fiebig, Rock Island; dear friend, Deacon Paul Martin; several nieces, nephews and other special family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Keto and sister, Karen Johnsen.
Dear Ann and family:
We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know the last time we talked you said he was quite ill. At least he is now in a better place and is not in pain anymore. It is never easy losing a loved one, but we know that someday we will all be together with them once more. We want to let you and your family know we are thinking of you and praying for you.
God Bless all of you.
Love, Gloria and Matt
-- Gloria Howell and Matt Floming
I love you Dad! You are already missed.
-- Jennifer Long
Dear Ann and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know you had said he was ill. He is in a much better place now and can feel no pain. It's never easy losing a parent. You almost feel like an orphan. The one thing we have to hold onto is knowing that someday we will be with them again.
Please know that we are praying for you and your family.
God Bless You - We Love You
Gloria(Mom) and Matt
-- Gloria Howell and Matthew Floming
I love you so much!
Your love and your smile is missed so much but i know your not in pain any more and that is whats important your with god and your famil luv u always
At this time of sorrow may you find comfort in your memories.
We knew Tom when we lived in Davenport many years ago.
-- Charles & Judy Boese
Our prayers are with you Diana and the family. May Tom dance with the angels now.
-- DeLaine Votruba