Donavin Keim

Posted Online: March 16, 2014, 7:41 pm
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Donavin J. Keim, 17, of Rock Island, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill., surrounded by his loving family.
Services will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. A rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with visitation following until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Donavin was born June 29, 1996, in Moline, the son of Michael and Sandra Lopez Keim. He was currently attending Rock Island High School, where he was a member of the wrestling squad and football team. He also enjoyed working with his father, landscaping and fixing cars.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, listening to music, playing pool and fishing.
Surviving are his parents, Mike and Sandra, Rock Island; maternal great- grandmother, Mary A. Medina, Silvis; maternal grandparents, Candido and Delores Rodriguez, Rock Island; aunts and uncles, John (Amanda) Beechamp, East Moline, Kimberly (Chad) Veloz, Rock Island, Zeke (Angel) Nichols, Moline, Becky Sherfey, Carbon Cliff, Dianna (Jayber) Downing, Viola, Anthony (Kim) Lopez, Pekin, Ill., Kevin Lopez, Muscatine, Raymond (Natalie) Lopez, Colorado, Mitchell Lopez, St. Louis, Mo., and Maria Rodriguez (Howard Hill), Rock Island; and numerous, great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Donavin was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Jackie Beechamp; maternal great-grandfather, John B. Medina; paternal great-grandparents, Thelma Keim Jones and Clifford Beechamp; and maternal great-great-grandparents, Benito and Felica Terronez.
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