Roscoe M. Keyser

MESA, Ariz. – Roscoe M. Keyser, 92, formerly of the Dunnell area, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley in Tempe, Ariz.

Roscoe was born March 2, 1921, in Winthrop, Minn., to Roscoe M. Keyser Sr. and Myrtle (Hills) Keyser. He was married to Ruby Schendel on Sept. 5, 1942. He served with the Army Air Force from December 1942 until his discharge in December 1945. They made their home in Estherville, Iowa, Dunnell, Minn., and later moved to Baudette, Minn., before finally settling in Arizona. He was employed for many years as a bus driver for the Dunnell/Sherburn School District and with Rueben and Steven Petersen at Petersen Piano and Organ. Ruby passed away on Sept. 17, 2009. He has lived at Grand Court Assisted Living the last four years in Mesa, Ariz.

He is survived by his son, Robert (Barb) Keyser of Crosby, Minn.; daughters, Sharon (Ralph) Emon of Queen Creek, Ariz., and Judy (Steve) Guthmiller of Mesa, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Laura Swanson of Mountain Lake, Minn.; brother-in-law, Melvin Schendel of St. Cloud, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Roscoe was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby; his parents; brothers, Harold, Maurice, and Claude Keyser; and sister Helen Eike.

Any words of sympathy may be sent to the family at: Roscoe Keyser Family at 262 E. Brown Rd. #116, Mesa, AZ 85201.