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Keith Walton, 85
by Report submitted · September 7th, 2017

Keith E. Walton, 85, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Service was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Troy Mills Christian Church, Troy Mills, conducted by Reverend Don McGarvey. The family greeted friends one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will take place at Troy Mills Cemetery, Troy Mills, at a later date.

Keith is survived by his wife, Yvonne of Cedar Rapids; children, Lynne (Dennis) Lickteig of Waterloo, Craig (Carmen) Walton of Cedar Rapids, Christine Lietz of Longmont, Colorado, Neal (Michele) Mains of Marion, Paula Mains of Cedar Rapids, and Julie (Tim) Pohlad of Phoenix, Arizona; 12 grandchildren, Shannon McGraw, Chad Walton, Lindey Fox, Cassie Trask, Lauren Nissen, Bobby, Jeffrey, and Tommy Lietz, Ryan and Jason Mains, and Gabrielle and Jackson Pohlad; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold "Tommy"; two grandsons, Christopher and Garet; and son-in-law, Curt Cassidy.

 Keith was born November 28, 1931, in Troy Mills, Iowa, the son of Harlan and Loretta (Hunter) Walton. He graduated from Troy Mills High School. Keith married Mary Baty, and to this union, two children were born, Lynne and Craig. He later married Yvonne Mains. Keith was a longtime owner of the Standard Station in Troy Mills for many years. He also was a school bus driver for North Linn Schools. Keith was a member of the Troy Mills Christian Church and a volunteer fireman for Troy Mills. Keith was an avid golfer and loved to dance with Yvonne whenever they could. He also enjoyed making wine. But his greatest love of all was his family and his Lord. He was a well-respected man with a gentle heart. Keith touched many lives in many ways and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorials may be directed to the Troy Mills Christian Church in Keith's memory.

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