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Thomas Keenan

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July 1, 1947-May 13, 2012

Thomas William Keenan III was born July 1, 1947, and departed this world on Monday, May 13, 2012. His final moments were spent in his own home, surrounded by loved ones.

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A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, with visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Tom was born in Shenandoah, Iowa, to parents Thomas and Hertha (Hauptmann) Keenan. He had an amazingly full life that would be impossible to fully recount, but all would agree that highlights would include his marriage to Marietta Woinarowicz on June 30, 1984, and his time spent with family and friends on the lake.

A mentor to all, beloved husband, father, and world's best grandpa, Tom's time was too brief, but his legacy and memory are kept alive by those he touched.

Preceding Tom in death were his father, Thomas William Keenan Jr., and infant sister Ann Louise Keenan.

Surviving Tom are his mother, Hertha Keenan of New Hope, Minn.; sister, Carol Johnston of Weslaco, Texas; wife, Marietta Keenan of Rochert; daughters, Sarah (Travis) Deike of Holbrook, Ariz., Shanon (Jerry) Nowell of Saint Peter, Minn., and Kassia (Shawn) Serrano of Severn, Md.; as well as grandchildren, Frederick and Keenan Deike, Gilbert and Lewis Nowell, and Sidney and Anais Serrano.

He also leaves behind a loving extended family, numerous friends, and his faithful dog, Max.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Tom's name to either the Salvation Army or the Lake Region Veterans Color Guard.

David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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