David Keppler, age 57, of Athens, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 23, 1959 in Lake Forest, Illinois, the son of Robert and Marion Choss Keppler.
Dave is survived by his mother, Marion of Springfield; two sons, Brandon (Veda) Keppler of Athens, Jeff (Megan) Keppler of Illiopolis; two brothers, Ernie (Sharon) Keppler of Riverton, Robert “Bobbie” Keppler of Springfield; one sister, Desirae Keppler of Newport Beach, CA; and seven grandchildren.
He preceded in death by his father, Robert Keppler, and a nephew, Robert D. Keppler.
Dave graduated from Athens High School in 1977.
He was employed by Baugher Implement, Balster Trucking, and Higginbotham Excavating. Dave later owned and operated Keppler Excavating.
He enjoyed firearms, helping friends with mechanical problems, and truly loved his work.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.
Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.
Rev. Rick Williams will be officiating.
Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the Keppler family. On-line condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.