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Keith Duane Yokum

November 18, 1940 — May 6, 2019

Paw Paw

Keith Duane Yocum, 78, of Paw Paw, MI, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at his home in Paw Paw, MI. He was born on November 18, 1940 in Gary, IN, the son of William Yocum and Marge Peters.

Keith worked at Welch's as a maintenance system advisor and retired in 2005. He loved his work and everyone who worked with him loved him. He was a freemason and a 32nd degree past master. Keith was an avid professional wrestling fan and a mechanic. He had a passion for how things worked and he loved to work on vehicles and he did until he could no longer do so. Above all else he loved people and spending quality time with his family and friends.

Surviving are his Sons, William Russell Yocum, and Gabriel Lee Yocum, Daughter, Penny (Kevin) Patton-McGinnis, Grandson, Matthew Patton, Sisters, Carol Walskog of Culver, IN, and Karen Hill of Knox, IN, as well as his lifelong friend and cousin, Jim (Vivian) Demis and a host of other loving family and friends. Keith was preceded in death by his loving Wife, Susan (Layman) Yocum, and his parents.

A private family celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

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