Dwight H. O’Keefe Jr. was
the 22nd Circuit Clerk of Sangamon County
and served in this position from 1968 to 1972.
O’Keefe was born in 1914 in Springfield, IL to
Dwight H. O’Keefe Sr. and Anna Louise Young-O’Keefe.
From 1941-1946, Dwight served in the United States
Army and was eventually promoted to Captain.
O’Keefe Jr. married Nancy
Nuess on June 7, 1942; Nancy died in 2006. After
returning from war, O’Keefe became the owner of
O’Keefe Insurance Agency from 1946-1975. In 1975,
the company named changed to Lee O’Keefe Insurance
Agency, which Dwight owned from then until 1991.
Dwight was an active member
of the Springfield community, serving on the Board
of Education from 1951-1955. In 1957, O’Keefe served
as the campaign chair of the Springfield and
Sangamon County United Way. Dwight was a steadfast
businessman, acting as president for the America
Business Club from 1948-1949 and maintaining an
active membership throughout his life.
At the time of his death,
Dwight Jr. left behind one daughter, one son, four
grandsons, and one great-great grandson.
SJR Obituaries 12-10-2008
accessed August 9, 2011. Sangamon Valley Collection,
Lincoln Library. Microfilm.