Christopher Michael Thornton "Chris" Keim, age 30 of Omaha, the son of Mike and Sara (Thornton) Keim, was born on Easter Sunday of March 26, 1989 in Omaha, Nebraska. He passed away at his home in Omaha on Monday, February 3, 2020.
Chris graduated from Burke High School in 2008. He went on to earn his Certified Arborist License in 2017 and later started and operated his own business, Quality Tree Service here in Omaha.
Chris was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Dale and Clara May Thornton; paternal grandparents: Fred and Gloria Keim. He is survived by his parents: Mike and Sara (Thornton) Keim; son, Jaxyn Nesta Keim; brothers: Casey Keim, Connor Keim, Dave Keim, Daniel Keim (Cassie); nephews: Myles and Carson Keim; other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be 1:00 P.M., Friday, February 7, 2020 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
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I remember when I turned 11 and he came to get Jaxyn and wished me a Happy Birthday.
OMG so-so sorry to learn of this, Sara my prayers are with your family.
I am very sorry for your loss and wish I could be there to mourn and spend time with you all. Please forgive my absence. God bless your sorrow with peace, comfort and many loved ones to surround you.
Mike and Sarah we are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Cherie
Sarah & Mike,
I had visited with Chris several times over the past summer. The last time we visited Chris told me he was now going full time in his business. He was genuinely excited and ready to go. Chris was kind, polite, worked very hard and had many good things going for him. I will miss visiting with Chris. I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Very Respectfully & Sincerely, John & Jana Finley.
Living next door to Chris I can say he always had a smile and a wave. My prayers to his family and friends and especially his son. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you strength.
I only met Chris a few times as Jaxyn's Kindergarten teacher but the smile on Jaxyn's face below says it all. He loved his dad and talked about him often. He was proud his dad "worked in trees" as he stated several times. I am very sorry to everyone who is effected by this unexpected loss.
Gingerbread House decorating in Kindergarten
Chris was a kind and friendly person. He was always smiling. He will be missed.
Words can’t describe the pain in my heart. I didn’t know Chris for even a year, but a huge impact he had on me. We rode so much. Got ice cream. Beers and food. You outbid me at our poker run on that damn gun concealed box! God I wanted that! I’m gonna miss you my dude! Much love!!! And dearest Mysti. I can’t even imagine what pain you’re going through. I’ll always be here if you need anything at all!
Chris was the arborist at our company. He was a friendly and kind person. Enjoyed working with him.
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