Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, at Living Hope Church in Little Falls, with the Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.
Ida Eileen (Miller) Keehr was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Clearwater, to the late Morris and Ida (Granzow) Miller. She was united in marriage to William J. Keehr, April 8, 1947, at Assembly of God, Clearwater. She changed her name to Eileen M. Keehr when she married. The couple lived in San Jose, Calif., until they returned to Minnesota in 1950 and farmed in the Buckman area and later near Freedhem. Eileen worked as a registered nurse in the nursery at St Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls for 20 years. The couple lived in Wheaton and Cannon Falls, before retiring in the Brainerd area. Eileen was a faithful member and attendee of the Assembly of God wherever she lived and taught Sunday School, Summer Vacation Bible School, served on Women’s Missionary, and made quilts for missionaries and disaster victims. In addition to enjoying being a nurse, Eileen enjoyed gardening, quilting, crafts, table games and her grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Lynn Alvar of Little Falls, William B. (Gayle) Keehr of Baxter, the Rev. Paul (Peggy) Keehr of Glenn Falls, N.Y. and Esther (Rev. Loren) Axmark of Springfield, Mo.; siblings, Dennis (Marcella) Miller of San Jose, Calif., Melda (Rev. Merwin) Miller of Janesville, Louise (Robert) Crawford, of Apple Valley, Alden Miller of Minneapolis, Roger (Barbara) Miller of Hopkins and David (Lucille) Miller of Clearwater; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Loren Miller; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy (Rev. Lester) Peterson; infant grandson, Luke Alvar; and sister-in-law, Isabelle Miller.
Pallbearers were Seth Alvar, Ethan Alvar, Aaron Keehr, Timothy Keehr, Peter Thompson and Gregg Verspoor.
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