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Dr. William Keutzer

Dr. WILLIAM D. (Bill) KEUTZER went home to be with the LORD on September 7, 2019. Bill was born July 8, 1931, to Peter Dale and Alice Gott Keutzer in Indianapolis, IN. Bill graduated from Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, IN. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Butler University, he taught English, Journalism and Creative Writing at Lawrence Central High School. He later received his Masters in Journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Additionally, he received his Doctorate from Tyndale Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He is a Professor Emeritus from Indiana University and Professor Emeritus from Tyndal Seminary.
He served in the Navy aboard the USS English and the USS Brown as sonarman during the Korean Conflict. He received a Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Ribbon (5 Stars), National Defense Service Medal, China Service Medal, and a United Nations Service Medal.
He served as Minister of Education in churches for Indiana, Texas and MS. He retired in 2017 from Empire Truck Sales where served as Vice President of Customer Support, Jackson, MS. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Brandon, MS, where he taught the “Righteous Renegade Sunday School Class” for several years. He was a member of the Flowood Gideon Camp, Flowood, MS, where he served two terms as Chaplain.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Sigler Keutzer; 2 sons: Dr. Kurt Keutzer of California and Eric Keutzer of Indiana; 1 daughter, Shannon Dietrich of Pennsylvania; 1 sister, Becky Myers (Tom) of Indiana; 1 niece, Courtney Graham (John) of Michigan; 1 nephew, Matthew Denney (Shayla) of Indiana; 1 brother-in-law, Jerry Sigler (Ivette) of Indiana; and a host of other special family members and loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and also, his special aunts and uncles, Violet and Al Staude, and Dorothy and Chester Gott.
The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude for the wonderful love and care provided for Bill and his family by their church and wonderful friends and family along with the care and attention provided in his final days by the medical staff at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Ms.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home, 114 Burney Dr., Flowood, MS 39232.
Funeral Services are scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Grace Baptist Church, 205 Value Park Dr., Brandon, MS 39042 with visitation prior to service from 12:00 PM at 1:00PM with the funeral following with Dr. Jeff Walker officiating.
Following the funeral services in Brandon, MS, Internment will be conducted by Townsend Funeral Home, Dixon, KY 42409
Funeral Service for Dr. William D. (Bill) Keutzer will be held at the Townsend Funeral Home, Dixon, KY 42409 on September 17, 2019. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM with the funeral immediately following with Reverend John Graham officiating. Interment services with Military Full Honors will then be conducted at Slover Cemetery, 140 US Highway 41A South, Dixon, KY 42409
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Dr. WILLIAM D. (Bill) KEUTZER to St. Anthony’s Hospice, 2410 South Green Street, Henderson, KY 42420, or to The Gideon’s International Office, 2755 Colony Park Dr., Memphis, TN 38118


Dr. William Keutzer
July 8, 1931 - September 7, 2019





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