Keith Melvin Lindquist

Funeral services for Keith Melvin Lindquist, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2018 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Lindquist passed away at 11:02 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his home.

He was born July 7, 1933, at Quinter, Kansas, to Melvin Albert and Elda Lorena Hussey Lindquist.  Mr. Lindquist was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956.  He was an Air Controlman at Atlantic City New Jersey Naval Air Station.  He was married July 30, 1955, at Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Elaine Lucille Worth, who preceded him in death on May 21, 2005.  To this union were born three sons, Keith Melvin, Jr., Stephen Wayne and Jeffrey Alan.  Mr. Lindquist worked in the control towers at Pal-Waukee and O’Hare airports for 26 years.  He retired at O’Hare in 1983.  He and his wife moved to Moody, Missouri, where he lived until his death.  He played high school and college football and ran track.  He was wingback on the Holdrege 1951 Nebraska Class B State Football Champions.  Throughout his life he maintained a high interest in all sports.  Mr. Lindquist was a member of the First United Methodist Church of West Plains, where he sang in the chancel choir for many years.   He loved animals, especially birds and all the cats and dogs he treasured over the years.  He was a strong supporter of the West Plains Regional Animal Shelter.

He is survived by three sons, Keith Lindquist, Jr. and fiancé Cynthia, Gurnee, Illinois, Steve Lindquist and significant other, Terri, West Plains and Jeff Lindquist, Moody, Missouri; two grandchildren, John Lindquist and Jennifer Lindquist Hartmann; three great-grandchildren, Willow, Liam and Violet; two brothers, Kennard Lindquist and wife, Janet and Albert Conrad, Jr.; and one sister, Pat Storz and husband, Dennis.

His parents, wife, one brother, Kenneth, one sister, Linda and two step-sisters, Mary Jean Blum and Ella Mae Cooksey, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Moody Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to West Plains Regional animal Shelter or the Humane Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.