Alan Arthur Keimig


LINGLE – Alan Arthur Keimig, age 89, died at home on July 17, 2021. He was born to Jeannette and Edwin Keimig on Oct. 29, 1931, on the family homestead near Lingle. Alan grew up on the ranch and in Torrington where he attended and graduated from Torrington High School in 1949.

He later graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1956 having studied dentistry. Alan married Norma J. Hagen June 10, 1956. 

Shortly after marriage, he joined the U.S. Air Force. He was transferred to England and served as a dentist from 1956 to 1958. After leaving the Air Force, Alan and Norma moved back to the United States and settled in Denver, Colorado, where Alan had a private dental practice for 15 years. After this, he became a member of Cody Dental Group and worked as a dentist there for 22 years, until 1995. Alan was a life member of the American Dental Society and Denver Dental Society.

After dentistry, Alan volunteered at the Denver Museum of Natural History (now Nature and Science) for 21 years. He served in various capacities over the years there. Alan became active helping at the Sunrise Mine in Wyoming, as well as joined as a board member for the Western History Center, also in Wyoming. Alan’s many interest’s included geology, archaeology, family history, railroading, Allis-Chalmers tractors and painting.

He is survived by children, Pamela and Mike Banta, Nelson and Crisel, Mark and Carrie, Howard and Elizabeth, and Mary Chew, as well as 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Alan was preceded in death by his wife, Norma, and grandson, Adam Chew.

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