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Big sister Ellie, Dee Langevin, Martha, Dennis, Aunt Gladys, Cathy and Dick Ostoich
Big sister Ellie, Dee Langevin, Martha, Dennis, Aunt Gladys, Cathy and Dick Ostoich


Dennis R. Keizer with parents Irene and Earl 1955
Dennis R. Keizer with parents Irene and Earl 1955


Martha and Dennis Keizer
Martha and Dennis Keizer


Dennis R. Keizer with Don Thomas 1958
Dennis R. Keizer with Don (Donel) Thomas 1958


Golfing at Recreation Park 1984
Golfing at Recreation Park 1984 It's a practice swing. He didn't miss!


Keizer Generations




In Memory of...

Dennis R Keizer Memorial Movie

Born in Winona, MN in 1926, Dennis Ray Keizer moved with his family to Hawaii in January 1940. Dennis was a 15 year old living across the street from Hickam Field on Dec. 7, 1941. Fortunately, he recently preserved the story of those years for his grandchildren.

Keizer Family
Dennis R. Keizer (top-left) with parents Irene and Earl and siblings Ellie, Cathy, and Jim.

Hudson School 1969
Hudson School 1969

Dennis' first 30 year career was as a teacher, vice principal and principal in the Long Beach Unified School District. Although he worked at several elementary schools, his favorite assignment was planning, staffing and opening the state-of-the-art Hudson Elementary School where he served as principal from 1969-1976. The staff worked hard and played hard; their parties were legendary.

After retiring from LBUSD in 1983, Dennis had a second career for the next 24 years selling financial products primarily to educators. During this time, he also was able to exercise his passion for golf, both with long time friends and the new friends he made at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach.

In 2007, at age 80, Dennis announced he was ready to retire (again). He and Martha, his wife of 36 years, sold their business and moved to Las Vegas where they spent the next 5 years traveling, hosting CA friends and learning to cope with the increasingly debilitating affects of severe asbestosis acquired in the Navy.

Dennis & Martha Keizer
Dennis & Martha Keizer

Dennis With his three grand daughters
Dennis with granddaughters
Julia, Cara, and Kathryn

Dennis is survived by his devoted wife, Martha; son Dennis (Jill); daughter Denine Kelly (Chris); brother Jim (Deborah); sister Cathy Ostoich (Richard) and grandchildren Kathryn, Dennis, Cara and Julia.

At Dennis' request there will be no service or memorial but he was hopeful that whenever you hear Louis Armstrong sing "What a Wonderful World' you will take a second to recall a special "Dennis memory."

~Martha Keizer~

Dennis R Keizer MEmorial Movie

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This site is published by Dennis' son, Dennis E. Keizer. If you have photos or other content you would like to contribute you may contact me here.

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Jill's Graduation

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Dennis and the Guys Rosarito Beach
Golfing Trip to Rosarito Beach with "the guys" early 2000's


Keizer Family Christmas 1986
Keizer Family Christmas December 24, 1986


Dennis Aunt Ethel Martha Ellie Cathy 1993
Dennis, Aunt Ethel, Martha, Ellie, Cathy, 1993


Kathryn's Birth
First grandchild Kathryn's birth, 1995. Pink Cigars!


3 Dennis Keizers
3 Generations! Dennis Ray, Dennis Earl, and Dennis William


Dennis, Bess, Bob & Dennis William
Dennis with Bess, Bob & Dennis William


Cruise with the girls
On a cruise with wife Martha, granddaughters Kathryn & Cara.


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