The officers and members of the Board of Directors of the Dominican Development Group, as well as the clergy and laity of the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic, extend their deepest sympathy to Jack Keester and to the family upon the death of his beloved wife, Violet.

Violet (Vi) Keester, the wife of Jack Keester, died on April 14, 2016, in Lincoln, NE. At the request of the family, burial will be private. Vi will be interred in the columbarium at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th Street, Lincoln NE 68502. For her obituary and the opportunity to leave a condolence message for her family, click here.

In 2001, the Keesters established a 501(c)(3) organization, Colegio Kids, to raise funds for scholarships for children in the Dominican Episcopal schools and to support other health-related programs of the Dominican diocese. In September 2014, Don Peeler, a veteran mission team leader from Nebraska, wrote this article for the Diocese of Nebraska’s newsletter about the children and programs benefitting from the funds raised by Colegio Kids: “Colegio Kids: Making A Difference in the Dominican Republic Through Education.”