Keith Robert King, 58, of Omaha Nebraska died on August 6, 2018 at his home. He was born April 19, 1960, to Robert and Marva Jean (Osbahr) King in Omaha, Nebraska at Immanuel Hospital.
Keith was raised in Woodbine and graduated with the class of 1978. After high school, Keith enlisted in the Navy and served for six years. In the Navy he ran the reactor on the heavy cruiser, USS Long Beach. Keith married Lyudmila Nickolaevena on August 29, 2000, in Auburn, Nebraska. The couple raised two children, Vladimir and Alexander. Keith worked as a senior reactor operator at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownsville, Nebraska, where he was employed for 30 years.
Keith was a very adventurous man, and he traveled to 14 countries. He was very involved in the children’s and friends' and families' lives.
Every year he would dress up as Santa and give gifts to all, and he loved every moment of it. What he treasured most was being a father. Keith enjoyed taking his sons fishing and boating. He was also a garden and grill master.
Keith was preceded in death by his mother and sister, Kathy Morgan. Keith is survived by his wife of 18 years, Lyudmila King of Omaha, Nebraska; two sons, Vladimir Lupanov of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Alexander King of Omaha, Nebraska; father, Robert King and his wife, Nancy of Missouri Valley, Iowa; four siblings, Penny King of Goddard, Kansas, Gina Larson of Goddard, Kansas, Beth King of Omaha Nebraska, Michael King of Omaha, Nebraska; and many other friends and relatives.
A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine, Iowa. The officiant of the service was Rev. Doug Cue.
Recorded musical selections were “Amazing Grace” by Alan Jackson and “I Won’t Let Go” by Rascal Flatts. Pall bearers were Kevin Osbahr, Terry Osbahr, Bill Larson, Michael King, Justin Wright, Ron Penfield and Nathan Burger.
Military graveside rites were held by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and the American Legion Weiss Post #143. Keith’s final resting place is at the Soldier Valley Cemetery in Pisgah, Iowa.
Fouts Funeral Home of Woodbine was in charge of arrangements.