John Curtis Keilman

John Curtis Keilman

John C. Keilman, 78, of Sparks, Nevada died peacefully at his home, Saturday, May 28, 2022. He lost his battle with Amylodosis (a rare blood cancer) after a six-year struggle. He never gave up his brave fight. A celebration of life will be held June 17 at 1 p.m. at Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church, 4884 Sparks Boulevard, Suite 102 in Sparks, Nevada. There will be a reception following the service.

John was born in Monmouth, Illinois on Feb. 23, 1944. In his early youth, John and his family moved to a farm in Quincy, Washington. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1962. Following high school, John attended Washington State University where he earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1966. His first job was working for the Navy in Torpedo Propulsion Systems. In 1968, he graduated from USC with a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering. He moved to Kent, Washington and worked one year for the Boeing Company in the missile division.