Keary J. Keehner

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Keary Joe Keehner, 50, of Luana, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Keary was born Aug. 20, 1970, to Robert and Rebecca (Guyer) Keehner in Postville. He graduated from M.F.L. High School and attended Kirkwood Community College, earning his degree as a diesel mechanic.


On July 3, 2003, Keary was united in marriage with Remy Kirkeberg on the Keehner home farm. Keary worked as a heavy machine operator for Szabo Construction in Postville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tractor pulls, going on drives, and spending time with family, friends and his best boy Boone. Keary is probably best known for his skills behind a grill, mass feeding his neighbors and his warm and welcoming smile. 


Surviving Keary are his wife, Remy Keehner of Luana; parents, Robert and Rebecca Keehner of Luana; his siblings, Luther Keehner of Cedar Rapids, Chad (Erin) Keehner of Luana and Kelby (Kalista) Keehner of Rochester, Minn.; parents-in-law, Rick and Jeanie Kirkeberg of Calmar and Marlene and Dale Koenig of Elkhart; sisters-in-law, Stacy (Jeremy) Johnson of Roscoe, Ill and Kelly (Jason) Thelen of Silverton, Ore.; and grandparent-in-law, Inez Kirkeberg of Decorah. Keary was a beloved uncle to 10 nieces and nephews and an honorary uncle to many.


Keary was preceded in death by George and Irene Keehner of Monona, Aubrey and Mabel Guyer of Clermont and Ky Kirkeberg of Decorah.


A public visitation was held on Friday, March 5, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Old School Rec in Luana, the MFL First Responders and the Luana Fire Department.


Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona is assisting the family with arrangements.

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