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Thomas Leon Keilen

August 1, 1950 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 71)


Thomas Leon Keilen, age 71, of Westphalia, MI passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022. He was born August 1, 1950 in St. Johns, the son of Herbert and Jeanette Keilen. Thomas proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserves and owned and operated Keilen Plastering. Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing at Chippewa Lake, hunting, playing cards and spending time with family. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother in law, John “Jack” Voisinet. Surviving, are his former wife & friend, Karen; and their children; Dana (Ryan) Darnell, Chad (Erin) Keilen, Trisha (Brian) Ribby and Stacy (Kyle) Stedman; grandchildren, Hendrix Darnell, Jaxon Keilen, Owen Hengesbach, Harper, Keldan and Willa Ribby, and Aspen and Kylen Stedman; siblings, Ruth (special friend Norval) Voisinet, Jane (Victor) Voisinet, Daniel (Kathleen) Keilen, Patricia (Timothy) Jackson and Donna (Robert) Besinger; many nieces and nephews. 

Cremation has taken place and his final resting place will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Westphalia, MI. There will be a private celebration of life at a later date.  Please consider donating to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. The family would like to thank Country Living Senior Assisted Care and Hospice of Michigan for their care and compassion during this time.  Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes.  Online condolences may be made at

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