Timothy Alan “Timbo” Keskey, age 52, of Cokato, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 as the result of an automobile accident east of Kingston.
He was born April 15, 1960, in Minneapolis, to Melvin and Joanne (Hanson) Keskey. When Tim was 9, the family moved to the family farm in Cokato.
Tim attended Temperance Corner School, and graduated in 1978 from Dassel-Cokato High School. After high school, he attended Minneapolis Community College, graduating with and associates degree.
“Timbo” lived and worked for a time in Arizona as a landscaper. He then returned home and worked for his uncle, Clifford Keskey; and later for Design and Fabricating of Cokato. Most recently, he worked for Ag Systems of Hutchinson.
Timothy enjoyed swimming, fishing, canoeing, camping, shooting, motorcycling, and four-wheeling. He also enjoyed cooking and eating, loved to sauna, and liked to visit with friends and relatives.
Tim was very active in his church, St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran of Darwin, and did missionary work at the county jail.
He enjoyed a good deal at the swap meet or thrift store.
He is survived by his father, Melvin, of Cokato; sisters Rebecca (Barry) Gustafson of Cokato, and Mary (Steve) Torola of Cokato; a brother, Erick (Amy) Keskey of Cokato; and nieces and nephews Emily, Andrew, Hailey, Hannah, Dustin, Nathan, Nicole, Daven, Danielle and Dustin.
Tim was preceded in death by his mother, Joanne.
The funeral service took place Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Cokato. Interment was at the Cokato Finnish Cemetery.
Visitation was Thursday, March 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato.
Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home served the family.