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In memory of

Charles "Jay" Keever

of Pierre, formerly of Murdo, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at the Avera Maryhouse in Pierre at the age of 83

Charles J. Keever, better known as “Jay” by his family and friends, was born July 12, 1940 in Concord, California to Charles E. and Pauline (Collier) Keever. The family later moved to South Dakota where Jay was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church.

Jay joined the United States Army in 1963 and dealt with nuclear reactors. He was honorably discharged in 1965.

On March 22, 1962, Jay was united in marriage to Louise “Kay” Wedean in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple lived in the Pierre area as well as Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado. In 1973, they moved to Murdo, South Dakota.

Jay is survived by daughter Shelly Kay Manke (William Green) of Murdo; son Jason Patrick Keever of Broadus, Texas; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren with one on the way; sister Ramona Hight of Buffalo, SD; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Kay Keever on November 30, 1998; sister Donna Curry; sister-in-law Earlene Hullinger; and brothers-in-law Roy Hight and Ed Curry.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorial services will be held at later date.

  • Shelly and Bill so sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with you . ~ Bonnie Madsen Kadoka South Dakota (2/8/2024)
  • WAUSAU WI ~ Norma Jean Iverson Huhn 235511 Denmark Road (1/28/2024)
  • AZ ~ Carolyn Carr Reed Green Valley (1/28/2024)
  • I am so sorry to hear this. Many stories are good memories. My sympathy ~ Joan Kerns Mitchell, SD (1/27/2024)