Keith Alan Posegate died September 5, 2013 at Israel Hospice House in Ames. Visitation was from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Adams Funeral Home in Ames. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 9 at Salem Lutheran Church in Roland, with another visitation one hour prior to the service.

Keith was born August 9, 1951 to Lowell and Elaine Posegate in Ames, Iowa. He graduated from Roland High School in 1969 and continued his education at United Electronics Institute in Des Moines. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1971 and was stationed in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; and Nuremburg, Germany. Keith married Kay Britson in Germany in 1972 and they have two children, Jocelyn and Brooks.

Keith was employed at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids from 1975 to 1978. He joined the staff of Mary Greeley Medical Center in 1978 as a Biomedical Technician. It wasn’t long before he was not only a co-worker, but also a friend to all the employees. In fact, his last name didn’t matter because everyone knew "Keith". Keith retired in 2008 after 30 years of service.

Keith is survived by Kay Posegate of Oswego, Illinois; daughter, Jocelyn Posegate of Evanston, Illinois; son, Brooks Posegate of Menlo Park, California; three brothers, Dennis (Colleen) Posegate of Roland, Wayne (Cindy) Posegate of Loveland, Colorado and Darrel (Lorene) Posegate of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; one sister, Sylvia (Craig) Anderson of Roland; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Adams Funeral Home in Ames is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and photos may be shared at www.adamssoderstrum.com.