Eleanor Keehn, 91, of Latimer, Iowa, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, at the Franklin Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton. She was born on September 30, 1927, in Hampton, to John and Anna (Vestweber) Grabbe. Eleanor graduated from Hampton High School.
Eleanor was united in marriage to Willis Keehn on March 10, 1946, at the American Lutheran Church in Hampton. She was a homemaker. Eleanor was a fifty plus year member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Latimer. She was also a member of Philathea, the Latimer Golf Club and the L and L club. Eleanor was a wonderful seamstress and loved hardanger embroidery. She taught hardanger classes, including teaching her granddaughters, sang in the church choir, was a Sunday school teacher and enjoyed ceramics, golfing and working with her flower beds.
Eleanor is survived by her son Gary (Diana) Keehn of Alexander, son Glen (Joan) Keehn of Algona, son Steve (Nancy) Keehn of Hampton, son Mike (Sara) Keehn of Latimer, grandchildren Jessica (Joseph) Chapman, Jeromy (Sarah) Keehn, Kristin Pearson, Joshua (fiancé Kendra Kadrlik) Keehn, Kelsey (Tate) Lage, Alyssa (Chris) Noss, Kimberly (Jesse) Anderson, Anna (Dale) Handley, and Makenzie (fiancé Kyle Kroiber) Keehn, three step-grandchildren Leslie, Angie and Michelle, great-grandchildren Jones, Kiley, Kadence, Kayne, Rylee, Aaden, Easton, Grady, Jarrett, Hudsynn, Hadley, Adeline and Hank, four step great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister Irene, Mrs. Otto Meyer.
"Gary, Steve, Glen, and Mike.... I just saw this post and wanted to say how sorry I am for the loss of such a wonderful woman. i remember many a visit to her home as well as to Mason City to see Willis. I still tell stories about Willis yet today. May God's presence be with you and your entire family during such a time as this. Blessings and Peace to all of you... Jeff"
"You have our sympathy. I admired Eleanor's beautiful sewing talents. She was a very nice, accomplished woman."
"Sorry for your loss. Your Mother taught lesson for the fabric store I owned in Hampton. Sweet lady!"
"Gary, Glen, Steve & Mike - I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful & great neighbor and we all enjoyed 4-H together, ceramics, choir, L&L Club, Five Hundred Club, Over 65s & etc. Many wonderful memories will be forever etched in our minds forever. Kay (Depping) Meek"