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Delvina V. “Del” Keating

Delvina V. “Del” Keating, age 89, of Winsted, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008.

She was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Crosby-Ironton, Minn., the daughter of Frank and Dell Ryan Kovatovitch.

Del and Kenneth Keating were joined in holy marriage March 19, 1939, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Del was always available to lend a helping hand to those in need.

She loved to go to her children’s and grandchildren’s events, and enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Del also loved animals, especially her cat, Ethan Allen.

She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Del is survived by her children, Carole (Jerry) Otto of Winsted, Susan (John) Bleifuss of Eden Prairie, Kenneth (Julie) Keating Jr. of Monroe, Wash., Timothy (Joy) Keating of Modesto, Calif., and Michael (Mary) Keating of Minnetonka; grandchildren Suzette (Dean) Neumann, Phillip (Darcy) Otto, Julene (Chris) Claus, Beth (Dan) Boyle and Eve (Mace) Pfutzenreuter, Brigid (Alex) Scott, Kyle Miller, Aaron Miller, Vanessa Keating, Corrie Keating, and Kaylin Keating, Stephanie (Chad) Phillips, Ryan (Jessica) Keating, Matthew Keating and Casey Keating; and great- grandchildren Christopher, Callie, Alex, Katie, Samantha, Mac, Madeline, Jake, Jackson, Sarah, Rachel, Claire, Reid, Sam, Olivia, Bailey, Ella, Caden and Tristan.

She is further survived by her brothers, Matt, Jerome, and Tom Kovatovich; and sisters Patricia Stippes and Faye Preston.

Del was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J. “Red” Keating; her parents; a brother; and two sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father William Sprigler was the celebrant, and interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation was Monday, March 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a prayer service at 6 p.m.

Casket bearers were Ryan Keating, Matt Keating, Casey Keating, Chad Phillips, Dean Neumann, Christopher Neumann, Phil Otto, and Alex Otto.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.