Kip Wade Keesey, age 50, of Winnetka, Illinois, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at his home. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial visitation will held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home in Wilmette, IL. It will be followed by a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences and memorial tributes may be left for the family at www.wmscottfuneralhome.com.
Kip was born January 1, 1963, in York, Pennsylvania, the son of Dennis Lee and Judith Ann (Hutcheson) Keesey. He graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton, Iowa and then received his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. He married Catherine Adler on March 11, 1989. They had two children, Caroline Adler and Ben James.
Kip started his career with FCB in Chicago and then went to DDB from where he transferred to Munich, Vienna, London, and back to Chicago. Most recently he was the SVP Director of Business Development for McDonald's global business. Kip was with DDB for over 22 years.
Kip was a great storyteller who inspired and entertained those around him. He collected art from his travels and loved creative pursuits. He was a dedicated father and loved his children.
Kip is survived by his daughter Caroline, his son Ben, his former wife Catherine, his parents Dennis and Judith, his brother Jon (Tara), his grandmother Emma, and nieces and nephews.
Kip was preceded in death by his sister Kelly, his grandfather James, his grandfather Howard, and his grandmother Olga.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
Keesey Education Fund
1713 Forest Hills Drive
Dixon, Illinois 61021