In loving memory of

Dagmar Keenan
March 28, 1951 - March 23, 2021

Dagmar Keenan, "Dag", of Fort Washington, PA, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Abington Hospital Jefferson Health. She was 69 years old.

Dagmar was born on March 28, 1951 in Linz, Austria, the daughter of the late Hermann and Katharina (Erk) Schorkhuber.

Mrs. Keenan grew up in York, PA. She received her BSN from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and spent her career at several regional hospitals, including Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hospital and Abington Hospital.

She was a member of the Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, including a Bible study group, and a volunteer for the CHOP Homeless Health Initiative.

Dagmar is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, John P. Keenan. She is the loving mother of Krista J. Hansen (Kevin) of Olympia, WA; Brian M. Keenan (Kathryn) of Los Alamos, NM; and Sean P. Keenan of Fort Washington, PA; and the dear grandmother of Lily Hansen, Owen Keenan and Patrick Keenan. She is the sister of Herman Schorkhuber (Alicia) of Lititz, PA.

Friends and relatives are invited to a Graveside Service on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Rose Hill Cemetery, 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler, PA 19002. Pastor Keith Anderson will be the officiant. Please join the family for a luncheon following the service in Upper Dublin Lutheran Church's gathering room. RSVP to John at or 215-643-7040.

Remembrances in her name to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA. 19004 or The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Helen Muth wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Hello John. I am very sorry to hear about Dagmar. Mu condolences to you and your family."

Rob and Marie Milroy wrote on Mar 31, 2021:

"To the Keenan family, John, Krista, Brian and Sean It is unimaginable that you have lost Dagmar Out families have shared so much time together... Think of her as living in the hearts of those she has touched... For nothing loved is ever lost, and she was loved so much"

walt and marilyn dempsey wrote on Mar 31, 2021:

"John, sorry for your loss. "

Kathy Callaghan wrote on Mar 30, 2021:

"I am so sorry to hear about Dagmar. I worked with her many years ago at St. Christopher?s Hospital for Children. Kathy Callaghan"

Tony DiGiulian wrote on Mar 29, 2021:

"John, very sorry to hear of your loss. May you always remember the good things about her."

Jim & Barb Keaveney wrote on Mar 29, 2021:

"John - so sorry about your loss. Dagmar was obviously a blessing for you, her family, her patients and many more. Keeping her, you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. "

Irene J Lang wrote on Mar 29, 2021:

"Heartfelt condolences to all who knew and loved her. We shared rooms at UMass . . special memories."

Marylou Elias wrote on Mar 29, 2021:

"Saddened to hear . Dagmar a kind and gentle person and a caring and talented Nurse . "

Marylou Elias wrote on Mar 29, 2021:

"Saddened to hear . Dagmar a kind and gentle person and a caring and talented Nurse . "

Evelyn (Jim) Sullivan wrote on Mar 29, 2021:

"Dear John and family. I was so saddened to hear of Dagmar?s passing and send my deepest sympathies. May all your fond memories resonate throughout the years for in that way she will always be in your hearts. Her life is much to celebrate. Evelyn (Jim) Sullivan"

Kim Connolly wrote on Mar 29, 2021:

"I am so sorry for the loss of Dagmar...a kind and happy spirit...I had the pleasure of working with her at Chestnut Hill Hospital and remember her always telling stories of her wonderful family. She will be missed but not forgotten... prayers for her family."

Jackie wrote on Mar 28, 2021:

"Dear Johnny, So very sorry to hear of your loss. I communicated with Dag over the last year and knew she had some health issues but this was truly a shock. Just so broken hearted for you. We had such fun in our ski trips and your wedding was truly the most fun one we ever went to. Polka with the Irish is undescribable (sp?!) Take good care of yourself and if you ever need a shoulder or an ear to listen don?t hesitate to contact. Be well, love , Jackie "

Dr Arleen Haynes-Laing wrote on Mar 27, 2021:

"There are not sufficient words to express my sadness on Dagmar's passing. She was a dedicated to family and her patients. Always calm and thoughtful. A wonderful life to celebrate in the midst of our sadness. "

Karen Strohecker wrote on Mar 26, 2021:

"Correction: Dagmar was a vibrant woman who loved life ..."

Karen Strohecker wrote on Mar 26, 2021:

"I am deeply saddened to hear of Dagmar?s home-going to heaven. She was a vibrant woman who loved lie, her family and friends, and the babies and families she served as an NNP. I worked with Dagmar at several local hospitals. She blessed me beyond measure and I treasure our friendship which deeply enriched my life. Sending hugs and prayers to John and the extended Keenan family. Karen ~"

David Mainor wrote on Mar 26, 2021:

"I'll always remember fondly going to visit Sean on a weekly basis, looking forward to spending time with Mrs. and Mr. Keenan before heading out for the night. Our deepest condolences from the entire Mainor family. We love you guys. "

Rosalie Ulevicus wrote on Mar 26, 2021:

"I will truly miss Dag. All the fun we had in Las Vegas. I will always remember her with smiles and laughter. My deepest condolences. Rosalie"

maryann evanko wrote on Mar 26, 2021:

"I am deeply saddened to hear of Dagmars death. We worked together first at CHOP then went to Penn for our MSN then NNP. Kept in touch,meeting mid way in Allentown for lunches. I will deeply miss her and our cherished friendship. My deepest sympathy to her family. Maryann Evanko"

Giselle Yecco wrote on Mar 26, 2021:

"I had the privilege of working with Dag for many years at Pennsy. She was an incredible practitioner who clearly loved her family and her work. My deepest condolences Giselle"

Ann Click wrote on Mar 26, 2021:

"A dear friend for over forty years. Dag was dedicated to her family and her profession. Dag would share her experience as Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with her caring heart-thumping extra beats for babies under care. Her talents included cooking, sewing, and soap making. Her best talent was showing her love for family and friends. "