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Edward Keating

Edward Hoffman "Michael" Keating

December 30th, 1924 - January 8th, 2020
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Obituary

Edward H. “Michael” Keating age 95 of Edina died peacefully surrounded by his family.

Staff Sargent Mike Keating served as radioman on the front lines during WWII, clocking many miles as he walked across Europe. Upon returning to the States and finishing his education at St. Louis University and the University of Minnesota, he followed his father and grandfather into the insurance business with Equitable Life of New York, selling individual policies until the 1960’s when he began his long career in Employee Benefits. In 1960, Michael joined the St. Croix Yacht Club, serving as Commodore in 1966, and remaining on board until 2014. In 1971, the marina where Michael kept his boat was going to be sold, so Michael and a few fellow boaters one night, in a bar, came up with a plan, written on a cocktail napkin, and in 1972 established the Port of Sunnyside Marina in Stillwater. He married Mary Jo Keating in 1982. They spent endless summers on their boat on the St. Croix, at their cabin in northern Minnesota, and travelled here and abroad.

Survived by loving wife, Mary Jo, sons, Kipp (Cindy) Keating, Christopher (Lauren Schlatter) Keating, Todd (Jill Larson) Keating; grandchildren, Amanda, Hunter, Genevieve, Atticus, Jon; great grandchildren, Leoanna, Lily, Alexis. Preceded in death by grandson, Kipp Jr. and sister, Elizabeth “Biz” Keating Reed.

Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday January 14, 2020 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Avenue. Interment, Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation Monday January 13, 2020 5-7:30 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South and 1 hour prior to Mass at church.

Memorials may be made to: Minnesota Military Family Foundation https://minnesotamilitaryfamilyfoundation.org/contributions/
or Honor Flight Twin Cities https://www.honorflighttwincities.org/how-you-can-help

www.GILLBROTHERS.com

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612 861 6088
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm
    When
    Monday, January 13th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:30pm
    Location
    Gill Brothers Southwest Funeral Home
    Address
    5801 Lyndale Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55419
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    The Church of Our Lady of Grace
    Address
    5071 Eden Avenue
    Edina, MN 55436
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    The Church of Our Lady of Grace
    Address
    5071 Eden Avenue
    Edina, MN 55436
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr. Paul Jarvis
  • Interment

    Location
    Lakewood Cemetery
    Address
    3600 Hennepin Avenue
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408
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Donations

Donations are being accepted for: MINNESOTA MILITARY FAMILY FOUNDATION.

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Billy, Irvin, and Leslie Rentz, Paul and Debbie J

Posted at 08:17pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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The Eggers Family

Posted at 11:20am
We will miss Michael! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary Jo and family.
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Clem Duffy

Posted at 08:07pm
Mike, My oldest and closest friend of over 65-years. You will be dearly missed. Mary Jo and your family are in my thoughts. With love.
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Posted at 02:32pm
I will always think of Mike fondly & with much respect. Wishing peace & comfort during this difficult time.
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Thinking of you and your family. Sending love and prayers. Love, Mary-Louise
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