Monday, December 12, 2011

Farrell Joan Keenan

Mt. Pleasant -- Mrs. Farrell J. (nee: Jensen) Keenan, 81, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital on Monday, December 12, 2011.

She was born in Racine to the late William S. and Anna (nee: Vetrock) Jensen on April 9, 1930, and had lived most of her life in Racine. She was united in marriage to LeRoy B. Keenan on October 30, 1954, at Second Presbyterian Church in Racine. She was a graduate of William Horlick High School and had been employed at Hamilton Beach and Professional Positioners. At Professional Positioners, she had been a Dental Lab Technician before her retirement in 1992.

Farrell was a longtime member of Racine Bible Church where she was very active in church activities, especially Sunday school, the Nursery, and as a volunteer for AWANA. She was devoted to her family, and enjoyed spending time with her children and friends. She was a member of the sewing club for over 65 years and loved Sunday rides to the Windpoint Lighthouse, rummage sales and camping.

She will be dearly missed by her husband of 57 years, LeRoy B. Keenan; two daughters, Kim Davis, Joan (Mark) Schaefer; one step-daughter, Lynn Landish; five grandchildren, James (Kristen) Davis, Bennett (Ashley) Davis, Brieann (Dana) Clausing, Ian Schaefer and Owen Schaefer; five great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, Jacob and Alyssa Clausing, Jak and Gage Davis, James M. Davis, Jody and Beth Landish; two sisters, Shirley Nelson and Starling (Ron) Woiteshek; brother, Bruce (Leanna) Jensen; sister-in-law, Ruth King; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William S. and Anna Jensen; parents-in-law, LeRoy D. and Adela Keenan; three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Warren Nelson, Robert (Catherine) Keenan, Robert King and Jean Calverly; and a great grandson, William K. Davis.

Funeral services in honor of Farrell will be held at Racine Bible Church on Friday, December 16, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. with Rev. John Miesel officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church on Friday evening from 4:30 until the time of service. Committal services will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park Chapel on Monday, December 19, 2011. at 9:00 a.m. Memorials may be directed to Racine Bible Church.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mullane, Dr. Clark, and the staff of the Cardiac Center 5th Floor, for their kind and compassionate care. You treated us like family.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

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