Ronald O. Keil BS ’54


Ronald O. Keil BS ’54, June 29, 2021, age 88. Shortly after graduation, Keil served in the Korean War, where he was awarded a Medal of Good Conduct. Upon his return, he married Barbara Austin. In 1957, he bought and opened a grocery store, called Keil’s, in Longview, Washington. Over the next few decades, the business expanded, growing to 10 different stores across the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, while enjoying retirement, Keil married Joan Carter. Survivors include his wife; children Rick, Ronald Jr., and Morgan; stepchildren Bart and Betsy; 12 grand- and step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.