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David Keen Sr.

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Sept. 4, 1949-Aug. 10, 2012

David W. Keen Sr., 62, of Detroit Lakes, passed away in his sleep on Friday, August 10, 2012 at his residence.

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David William Keen was born to Edward and Doris (Keusch) Keen on September 4, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland. David attended school in Baltimore and Willow River, Minn., before moving to Detroit Lakes in 1967, when his parents purchased the "Blue Goose," a bar on Richwood Road north of Detroit Lakes.

In 1968 David joined the U.S. Navy, attending basic training in San Diego, Calif. He served during the Vietnam War on the USS Leary and the USS Windham County LST.

Upon returning home, David rekindled an old love with a young widow who had a small daughter. They made their home in Detroit Lakes, where David worked part-time for the Becker County Sheriff's Department and also attended school at the Detroit Lakes Technical School for business management and construction.

David and Sharon ventured into business, owning several small businesses including a grocery store in Ogema, D&E Construction, a pawn shop, Northside Sport Shop in Detroit Lakes, a small real estate business, DL Baseball Card Shop, and Country Girls Concession Stand that was set up at Shady Hollow Flea Market for 22 years. During these years David and Sharon were blessed with two more children.

David was a lifetime member of the Becker County Sportsman's Club and also the Elks Club. He also served as the VFW Little League Commissioner for many years

Surviving David are his lifelong partner, Sharon Keen; mother, Doris Keen of Detroit Lakes; two daughters, Lynn (Jerome) Hendricks of Detroit Lakes and Sharon (Michael) Dekker of Stillwater, Minn.; one son, David (Tasha) Keen Jr., of Moorhead; three sisters, Doris "Penny" Vogt of Oregon, Carol Gilbert of Detroit Lakes and Donna (Thurman) Lee of Missouri; three brothers, Norman Keen of Washington, Edward (Cindy) Keen III, of Washington and Michael (Colleen) Keen of Alaska and Oregon; seven grandchildren, Crystal, Matthew, Carissa, Hannah, Cheyann, Briah and David; one great grandson, Gabriel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

David's father, Edward Keen, preceded him in death (1996).

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Lakes Area Vineyard Church, Detroit Lakes.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, with

a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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