Beloved husband, father, grandfather, teacher and coach, Ronald Edward Keiser was born to Edward B. Keiser and Mary Franes Keiser on May 8, 1941 in North Fork, West Virginia. He peacefully passed away on Sept. 3, 2020, at Lofland Nursing Home in Seaford, Delaware after a brief illness.
Ron, or as he was better known “Bone”, attended Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, on a baseball, basketball and football scholarship. It was there he met the love of his life, Norma Lee German. After a whirlwind courtship they were married on Dec. 28, 1963. After Norma graduated in 1966 the moved back to her hometown of Seaford where they began their journey together.
In winter of 1970, Ron and Lee adopted two brothers, six and seven. They brought them home to Seaford to share their lives, love and never looked back. The quiet and uncluttered home that quickly transformed into a place of brotherly brawls, skinned knees, sticky fingers and muddy feet. Ron loved every minute of it. Ron always told everyone “they say you can’t choose your family; they are wrong, I choose everyone.”
Coach Keiser left teaching and worked briefly in the family trucking business and then in the car business. It wasn’t long before he was called back to his love of teaching and coaching football and he returned to teaching in 1974. He went on to teach and coach in Indian River, Woodbridge, Seaford, St. Michaels and Denton until he retired in 1997. He spent his retirement working in real estate, playing golf, enjoying his family and friends and of course watching football every chance he got.
Those left to cherish fond memories are his loving wife, Norma German Keiser; two sons, Edward Keiser of Bluefield, WV, and Ronald J. Keiser of Sharptown, Maryland; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many other relatives and friends.
A viewing was held at Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N. Shipley St, Seaford on Wednesday, Sept. 9. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at our Lady of Lourdes Church, 532 E. Stein Hwy, Seaford, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Seaford District Library in memory of Ronald Edward Keiser.
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