EUGENE EARL KEEHR

Gene E. Keehr of Mora, died on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  He was 66 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held  at 7:00 pm. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev Dean Oelfke Officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION  will be 2 hours prior to the service, from 5 to 7 P.M., at the church on Thursday.

Eugene Earl Keehr passed away, surrounded by his entire family, on Saturday, December 10th, 2011.  He died from complications of a massive stroke. Gene was 66 years old.
Gene was born October 15th, 1945 in rural Ogilvie to Ervin and Evelyn (Brown) Keehr. He was the youngest of six children. He attended Ogilvie public schools. He received his HVAC education from Dunwoody College. He married his high school sweetheart Diana Lobdell, on January 23rd, 1965 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogilvie. They made their home in Mora and raised 4 children.
For over 30 years Gene serviced the local community as owner of Gene’s Heating and Service Center. He met many customers and friends through his business. He had a great love for the outdoors and was an avid Vikings fan. His true passion was his children and his grandchildren.
Gene is survived by his wife Diana. His four children Cindy (Jon) Larson, Debra (Todd) Tomczik, Karen Keehr, and Chad (Elaine) Keehr and his five grandchildren Brandon, Mackenzie, Paige, Claire and Isabelle, and the Larson’s visiting exchange student Manon.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Richard.
He is also survived by his sisters Marge Yager , Della (LaVerne) Moen, Arlene Coplan, and Joyce Thompson, plus many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

14 guestbook entries for EUGENE EARL KEEHR

  1. Kay Cynova December 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    My heart goes out to the entire family. So very sorry for the loss of someone I knew was very special to you all. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Tracy Gaalaas December 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Uncle Gene will be greatly missed.

  3. Rene Hamman December 12, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Sorry to hear of the loss of Gene. My memories are from years ago. He was such a loving, joyful person. He will be missed by many.

  4. Mike Munter December 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    Gene was a great family man, he always seemed to have a smile on his face. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family. May God bless his family.

  5. Darcy December 12, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    TO MY SWEET UNCLE AND GODFATHER… you will be GREATLY missed by many. You had a loving, caring soul AND you were SO FUNNY!! Many, many GREAT memories! I LOVE YOU!!

    TO MY WONDERFUL AUNT DIANA AND COUSINS…. our love, thoughts and prayers are with each of you!!

    Love, Darcy

  6. Sonya Lyn Beye December 13, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We hope that fond memories and family will bring you comfort in the days to come. Keeping you close in our hearts and prayers.

  7. Angela Umbreit- Potter December 13, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    Chad and Elaine,
    So sorry to hear about the death of your father/father in law. May the memories of your father get you through each day.

    Angie Potter

  8. Shelley Kadlec December 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    I will never forget Gene coming out to our house ~ late on Christmas Eve about 28 years ago….never acted like it was a problem to be out on a cold cold holiday… and never charged us for the extra special call on Christmas Eve! You will be missed Gene! Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  9. Eric and Pam Schafer December 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as you gather to remember the life of Gene. Eric has shared many great stories about the time he worked with Gene. May God comfort you and provide you with lasting memories.

  10. Lori Berg December 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Gene was a generous man who always was willing to help me out, no matter the time of day. I knew I could always count on him! He will be missed greatly!

  11. Jennifer Olmstead December 15, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Gene was a wonderful man. We had many wonderful conversations over the last 10 years while he worked on my furnace. He never minded me watching over his shoulder and asking all kinds of questions while he worked. He will be missed.

  12. Dani Stuhr (nee Stevens) December 16, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    I am so sorry to hear about Gene’s passing. Back in our 4-H days I remember how much he loved to help out with projects. He seemed to truly enjoy being around kids and helping them in any way he could. You are in my prayers. May God help you and give you strength.

  13. Terry Salmela December 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    I’m so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. I just saw it in the paper. Deepest sympathy to the Diana, Cindy, Debra, Karen and Chad and all of the family. Gene was such a nice, friendly and great guy. He was always so helpful with my furnace needs. He will be greatly missed in so many ways.

  14. Marie Kastenbauer December 19, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    Very sorry to hear the news of Gene’s passing. What a wonderful person and left many happy memories. He will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers going out to all of you.

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