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Kevin Ryan Keyser

Died: June 30, 2018

“Do not be afraid, I am with you

I have called you each by name

Come and follow Me,

I will bring you home

I love you and you are mine.”

Kevin Ryan Keyser, 40, passed quietly from this world, surrounded by family on June 30, 2018. Kevin was born October 13, 1977, in Baton Rouge, LA. He attended Our Lady o…read more

“Do not be afraid, I am with you

I have called you each by name

Come and follow Me,

I will bring you home

I love you and you are mine.”

Kevin Ryan Keyser, 40, passed quietly from this world, surrounded by family on June 30, 2018. Kevin was born October 13, 1977, in Baton Rouge, LA. He attended Our Lady of Mercy Parochial School from kindergarten through grade eight and was a 1995 graduate of Bishop Sullivan Regional Catholic High School. He joined the Louisiana Air National Guard and entered Southeastern Louisiana University in 1995. He graduated with a degree in Business Management from SLU in 2002. While there, he was a member and officer of Kappa Alpha Order. While with the LA Air National Guard, Kevin was assigned as a member of the 159th Fighter Wing as a Fuels and Oxygen Specialist. His military awards and decorations include the Basic Training Graduate Ribbon, Firearms Expert Ribbon, Air Force Achievement Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Armed Forces Service Medal with “M” device, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, Louisiana Emergency Service Ribbon, Louisiana Achievement Medal, Louisiana War Cross, and Louisiana Longevity Ribbon. Following his service with the USAF, Kevin entered the Louisiana Army National Guard and served as a Fuels Specialist in both the Air Guard and Army Guard, supporting a multitude of State and Federal emergencies, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He gained the respect of both his superiors and his subordinates. Kevin attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, graduating in 2007, as a member of U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the U.S. Homeland Security Agency. He was assigned in 2008 to the Port of Houston, then to the Port of Baton Rouge. He was selected to attend the prestigious Firearms Instructor School in West Virginia, and returned to serve as the Firearms Instructor for the Houston Regional Area. While assigned to Houston, he was Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Field Operations, Director of Field Operations, and received the Award for Professionalism, and the Award for Firearms Excellence. Kevin so enjoyed motorcycles, boating, hunting, and all things outdoors. His most treasured times were those spent with his children. Kevin is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Sybil and David Keyser, and his maternal grandparents, Margie and Wally Wells. He is survived by his beloved children Karson Gaines Keyser and Kelsey Anne Keyser of Roseland; parents Colonel (Ret) and Mrs. Gary L. Keyser; and brothers Major (Ret) Gary W. Keyser, Michael Keyser, Chris and wife Lauren Keyser; nieces Kate, Abby, and Emma Keyser of Mandeville, and Caroline and Lillian Keyser of Baton Rouge; and former wife Bridget Gaines Keyser of Roseland, LA. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Rabenhorst Funeral Home (825 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802) from 10:00 am until the Funeral Service at 11:00 am officiated by Father Miles Walsh.  Burial will be private. Pallbearers are his three brothers, Gary, Chris, and Michael; his former father-in-law Carl Gaines; Kyle Mandelbaum of Houston, and Reginald Porter of Amite, and his son, Karson. Honorary pallbearers are Shane Ward and Ken Oertling.

 

 

 

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Rabenhorst Funeral Home

Address:

825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Service Information

Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018

Time: 11:00 am -

Rabenhorst Funeral Home

Address:

825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Cemetery Information

Burial will be private.


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