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Obituary: Arnold Keith Van Blaricome

The Daily Iowegian - 8 December 2005
  Keith Van Blaricome, 64, of Bettendorf died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 at Trinity at Terrace Park Hospital, Bettendorf, following a sudden illness.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Chapel in Bettendorf.
 Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the funeral home.
  Contributions may be made to the family for a future memorial in his name.
  Arnold Keith Van Blaricome was born Jan. 12, 1941 in Jerome, the son of Andy Beal and Dorothy May Violet (Thompson) Van Blaricome and was a 1959 graduate of Seymour High School. On April 12, 1962, he was united in marriage to Judith Muriel Miller in Davenport.
  He was employed as a journeyman pipe fitter at the Alcoa Company, Davenport Works and retired as a supervisor in 1993 after 33 years of service.
  Keith was a former member of the United Steel Worker‚s Union Local #105 and a member of the Alcoa Retirees. Among the things he enjoyed were fishing and camping. He especially loved to watch his grandson, Brandon, play baseball.
  Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Judith; his daughter, Kelli Van Blaricome of Bettendorf; his son, Brian Van Blaricome of Bettendorf; his grandson, Brandon Van Blaricome; his sisters, Eva Shriver of Centerville, Lucille Ross of Earlham, Julia “Judy” Stout and her husband, Jeff, of Ottumwa and JoAnn Miller of Palouse, Wash.; his brothers, Paul Van Blaricome of Drakesville and Max Van Blaricome and his wife Bev of Numa; and many nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by five sisters, one brother, his parents and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bill and Dorothy Miller.
Similar obituaries appeared in The Quad-City Times of 8 December 2005 and the Bettendorf News of 16 December 2005.

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