DONALD "DONNIE" WILLIAM MELVIN KEINANENDonald "Donnie" William Melvin Keinanen, 69, passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2012.
Donald "Donnie" William Melvin Keinanen, 69, passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2012.
Donald was born on Feb. 20, 1943 to William and Aili (Oja) Keinanen.
Donald was born in Hancock, Mich., and in his early childhood, moved to Moose Lake where he was raised on the family farm.
Donald married Patricia Ann (Gregory) Keinanen on March 5, 1966 in St Paul, and moved to the Moose Lake area in 1971, where they spent their remaining years together. He retired as a heavy equipment operator from the Local 49 Union in 2005. Upon his retirement, Donald spent his days enjoying the company of his family and friends, fishing, hunting and working on various projects.
Donald is preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia of 43 years and his parents, William and Aili.
He is survived by his children, William Keinanen of Moose Lake, Kristen (Brigham) Fanning of Barnum and Bobbi-Jo (Robert) Marlowe of Moose Lake; brother Ken Keinanen (Bev Johnson); sisters Helen (Roger) Nelson, Betty (David) Lyons, Karen (Tom) Dotseth and Sue (Robert) LaBelle; grandchildren Ashlee, Bryan, Brandon, Cameron, Lauren, Kalan, Nichole, Carrine, Stephanie, Jordan, Alexia, Adrionna, Robert, Jr., Jenna and great-grandchildren Nevaeh, Jayden and Veronica.
Donald had a great sense of humor, light hearted, caring, giving and was always there when you needed him. He was a wonderful father, friend, brother and grandpa. He will be greatly missed by so many.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Kettle River Senior Center per his request. To sign the guestbook online, go to www.hhkfuneralhome.com
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