E. “ Bill” Keys
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[January 27, 2020]
- William E. Keys “ Bill” , 78, of Lincoln, passed away
January 23, 2020 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital surrounded by
Friday, January 31, 2020 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home
Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
William E. Keys “ Bill” , 78, of
Lincoln, passed away January 23, 2020 at Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. at Holland Barry &
Bennett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow
at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul Weber officiating.
Burial will follow at New Union Cemetery.
Bill was born June 4, 1941 in Lincoln, the son of
William A. Keys and Laurine ( Reichle).
He was a sheet metal journeyman. He began playing
the upright bass as a teenager and played in the
Band of Gold and The Nu Notes. He collected Coca
Cola memorabilia. Bill was a generous man. He gave
to several charities. Giving was his love language.
He was meticulous in his record keeping and
journaling. He loved his children and grandchildren.
Each one of his grandchildren had their own special
Surviving are his children: William E. Keys Jr.
“Willy”, Lori ( Keys) Peisker, Kevin ( Liz) Franz,
Tom ( Dawn) Franz, and Kingsley ( Michelle) Keys; 14
grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and sister
Mary Suzanne “ Susie” Volcek.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his
sister Phyllis Keys.
Memorial donations may be made to the family to
assist with expenses.
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