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Dennis O’Keefe, 62

Dennis O’Keefe, age 62, of Virden, IL, formerly of Dassel, died Friday, April 1, 2011.

Dennis was a former member of the Dassel Volunteer Fire Department and the Dassel Historical Society.

He was an avid hunter, and also enjoyed paintball and video games. He had played high school football, and was known for being a jovial guy – wherever Dennis was, there was laughter.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cathryn O’Keefe (nee Rodgers); children Heather O’Keefe and Chris (Daphne) Clem; sister Shiela (Greg) Matthews; two grandchildren, Joey and Justin Clem; nieces and nephews Megan, Chad, Joshua, Shannon, and Luke; and many other relatives and friends.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Mae O’Keefe; daughter Kelly Denise O’Keefe; and brother Shawn Michael O’Keefe.

The funeral service took place Thursday, April 7 at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel in St. Charles, MO. Interment was in St. Charles Memorial Gardens.

The Baue Funeral and Memorial Center in St. Charles handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.