Alan Keehr, 84

Alan Keehr, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at his home.

A Funeral Service was held Wednesday at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, with the Rev. Bill and Diane Knaack officiating. A private interment was at a later date.

Alan Benton Keehr was born, Feb. 3, 1927, in Bellevue Township, Morrison County, to the late Jacob and Anna (Galliher) Keehr. He grew up on a farm in Platte Township in Morrison County until he was old enough to attend school. He attended school through the 12th grade at Faribault School for the Deaf. Following his schooling, he returned to the family farm and farmed with his father. He was united in marriage to Edna Mae Rudolph, Nov. 14, 1953. The couple made their home on the farm with Alan’s parents and later moved to Little Falls. Along with farming, Alan worked as a baker at Youth Bakery in Faribault and Madden’s Resort in Brainerd. He went to work at Crestliner Boats in Little Falls. After leaving Crestliner Boats, he worked at Larson Boats in Little Falls, as an engineer from Feb. 11, 1964 to July 17, 1992, when he retired. Alan enjoyed woodworking, camping, going for drives with his wife, spending time with family and friends. He was a jokester with his family and close friends and was a very proud man. His favorite sayings were “what is life for” and “money doesn’t grow on trees” and “if you are going to do something, you better do your best.”

Alan is survived by his wife, Edna of Little Falls; children, Bebe Tessum of Anchorage, Alaska, Debbie (Robert) Wright of Lewisville, Texas, Bob (Jacqueline) Keehr of Freedhem and Julia (Brian) Oleson of Little Falls; grandchildren, Jacob (Charlee) Kammermeyer, Denise Burke, Darcie Casey, Lacie Barela, Justin Morgan, Nichole (Brent Hayes) Keehr, Gordon Keehr, Christopher Keehr, Mike (Julie) Zilka, Jeremy Davis, Levi Keehr, Jayme Oleson, Shantell Oleson, Kevin Oleson, Samantha Oleson; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Lee Keehr of Freedhem; sister-in-law, Eileen Keehr of Little Falls and brother-in-law, Orren Snavely of Brainerd.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Anna (Galliher) Keehr; siblings, Marie Ryan, William Keehr and Joyce Snavely.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home