In loving memory of

Keith Fleer
September 15, 1946 - August 27, 2020

Keith Milton Fleer, age 73, of Quincy, died on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 11:35 a.m. in Blessing Hospital.

Keith was born September 15, 1946 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Milton and Dorothy Schelp Fleer. He married Deborah L. Bliven on April 14, 1973 in Quincy, Illinois. She survives.

Keith was a farmer, but he also had worked as a custodian for the Payson School District. Keith served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1968-1972. He was a member of the South Side Boat Club and the V.F.W. Keith liked gardening, completing puzzles, and playing cards. Keith also enjoyed baseball, and he was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Most of all, Keith loved being with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Keith is survived by two sons: Christopher K. (Brenda) Fleer of Quincy; and Brandon W. (Beverly) Fleer of Liberty, IL; six grandchildren: Kennady and Nolan Fleer both of Quincy; Alexis and Lane Fleer both of Liberty, IL; J.B. Sohn of Maywood, MO; and Jade Sohn of Liberty, IL; two sisters: Cindy Burwinkel of Moscow Mills, MO; and Lucille (Wayne) Kuhn of Mendon, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Andrew M. Fleer; and a brother-in-law, Dale Burwinkel.

Services: 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Disseler officiating. Please bring a face mask if you plan to attend the service. To attend Keith's service remotely (or to view a recording for up to 90 days), please join us on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Central Time using the following link:

Burial: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois with Military Honors by VFW Post 2061 and the Unites State Army Funeral Honors detail.

Visitation: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 31, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please bring a face mask if you plan to attend the visitation.

Memorials: QMG Foundation - Moments That Matter or donor's choice

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Steve Bliven wrote on Sep 1, 2020:

"Debbie, I'm very sorry for your loss. You've been in my thoughts. Please accept my sympathy. "

Sarge&Donna Devers wrote on Sep 1, 2020:

"Debbie and family,Sorry to hear of the passing of Keith. Our prayers and thoughts are with you."

Sandy Venvertloh wrote on Aug 31, 2020:

"Cindy and Lucy and family,, I?m sorry for the loss of your brother. My prayers are with you."

Larry & Pat( Slothouber) Veile wrote on Aug 29, 2020:

"Lots of good times, sadly we all are now closer to the end of our journey than the beginning. Oh how wonderful for Andy & Keith to be together again ,bet there are lots of stories to share. Our deepest sympathy , you all are in our thoughts and prayers."

Deborah and Dennis Powell wrote on Aug 29, 2020:

"Debbie and family, Dennis and I are so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you and your family comfort and peace during your time of loss and sorrow. "

Barb and Steve Kiefer wrote on Aug 29, 2020:

"Debbie and family sorry to hear of Keith's passing you are all in our prayers and may God embrace you all in this time of need. Steve and Barb Kiefer"

Wanda O'Hara wrote on Aug 28, 2020:

"Sending prayers and sympathy to Debbie and family. Don and Wanda O'Hara"

Mark Neiswender wrote on Aug 28, 2020:

"Debbi, I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of good times at South Side, great guy! Prayers for you and your family. RIP Keith."

Tom Scobee wrote on Aug 28, 2020:

" So sorry to hear this news. Our sympathy and prayers to you. Tom and Janet"

Paul Harbourn wrote on Aug 27, 2020:

"Debbie and family, I am so sorry to hear this news. My sympathy and prayers to you. Paul Harbourn "