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Wesley William Keene, Jr.

Wesley William Keene, Jr.

Wesley William Keene, Jr., of Superior, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Superior Rehab and Nursing Center.

He was born November 10, 1931, in St. Paul, MN, to Wesley William Keene and Margery (Corbin) Keene.

After moving to Moose Junction, WI, with his parents at the age of three, he attended Engine Hill School until moving to Superior where he attended schools there. He enjoyed 4-H and singing in the choir. After graduating from Central High School, his family moved across from Koppers, Inc., where he worked for 42 years driving irons and a lift truck until his retirement in 1994.

He was a boy scout leader for many years for Troop #229. Wesley loved hunting, fishing the boundary waters area where he took many trips with his family, playing softball with his children, and was an avid bowler for over 50 years. He enjoyed curling, darts, golf, singing, and MCing for karaoke.

Wesley was a secretary for the Fraternal Order of Eagles for many years and was entered in to the State Hall of Fame in 2017. He was a member of the Moose for some years.

Wesley loved to travel with his second wife for Eagle functions and visiting with family and friends. He enjoyed living out at Lake Dowling. His favorite things to do was making baked beans and pumpkin bars for everyone.

Wesley is survived by his second wife of 33 years, Jan (Janice Nelson); sons, Gilbert (Susan), Darrell (Patty), Kevin, Todd (Kelly), and Paul (Cherri); daughter, Kathryn Sherwood; step-daughter, Annmarie (Kevin) Durah; twenty-five grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; brothers, Larry (Beverly), and Gerald; sister, Margie Keene, and Marlene (Steve) Smith; sister-in-law, Bonnie Cappo; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Sr. and Margery; and brother, Howard.

In lieu of flowers (Wes won't be there to water them), please make a donation in his honor to the Fraternal Order of Eagles or Diabetic Research Center.

A visitation will be on Saturday, April 28, from 12:00 noon until the 1:00 p.m. memorial service at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N 19th Street.

To sign the online guestbook, please go to www.downsfh.com.

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