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“I am sorry I missed the funeral. I just read about the funeral. MY condolences and prayers. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: James Wozniak - Crown Point, IN

“With sympathy to you and your family. Paul is unable to travel at this time, and I didn't feel comfortable leaving him for any length of time. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Elaine Dickerson - Lebanon, IN

“Today I offered my condolences to Bob's family. I am so saddened by his passing. We worked together for almost 20 years at SMS. For years he stopped...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Dyana Butcher - Highland, IN

“Rest in peace, Bob, good and faithful servant! ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Velez - Dyer, IN

“Very sad to hear of Bobs passing,my prayers are with the Keilman family, God Bless ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: George Meyer - Rochester, IN

“Me Keilman was always so nice to the students at St Mike's. I remember him fondly. My prayers are with the Keilman family. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Christie Bodnar Swiss - Carlsbad, CA

“Kathryn & Family - We are praying for you to find comfort in each other and in your memories. Sending love and hugs from NY. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Erin Kelley - Victor, NY

“We will be thinking of you and wish we could attend the services but are not able to travel at this time. We have so many good memories of time...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Ellen and Al Oeding - WI


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Robert W. Keilman, age 82, a life-long resident of Lake County, IN passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife, Charlette (nee Rutkowske); children, Pete (Tammy) Keilman and Kathryn (Victor) Cardenas; 5 grandchildren, Zachary and Hunter Keilman, and Lewis, Reina and Emerson Cardenas; siblings, Rose, Michael, Al (Mary), Mary Keilman, and Pat Wirtz; sisters-in-law, Betty, Faye, and Vivian Keilman; numerous neices and nephews. He is preceded in death by son, Willie Keilman; parents, Alfred and Bertha Keilman; sisters, Virginia Case, Ruth Pointer, and Mary Ann Keilman; brothers, Harold, Tom, James, and Ralph Keilman.
Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 2 to 7 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave Cedar Lake. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, November 21, 2016 at 10:00 am Directly at Holy Name Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Tlucek, O.F.M. officiating.
Bob was a loving husband, father, grandpa, papa, pops, uncle, and true friend to many. He retired with over 30 years of dedicated service with the Diocese of Gary at Holy Name and St. Michael's. As a natural extension, his second calling was working at the Lourdes Friary in Cedar Lake. An avid Cubs fan, Bob celebrated the winning of the World Series. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed camping and campfires. In his earlier years he coached baseball and basketball. Most of all, Bob enjoyed his loving family and cherished his time spent with them. Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lourdes Friary or Relay For Life in Bob's memory will be greatly appreciated.