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David ‘Dick’ Keenen

David “Dick” Keenen, 89, of Pickerington, died Nov. 7, 2012, at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community.

He was born in West Liberty on Oct. 14, 1923, to the late Clarence and Elizabeth Umble Keenen.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Phyllis (Buck) Keenen; daughter, Sharon Rohl; son, Bruce (Pam) Keenen; grandchildren, Kimberly (Harry) Favinger, Lisa (Michael) Buehrle, Sarah Keenen and Diane (Andrew) Kuzmickas; great-grandchildren, Meaghan (Robert), Kristin, Gabrielle and Trevor; and sisters, Wanda Carr and Margaret “Peg” Gullett.

He retired from Monarch Machine and Tool Co. in Sidney and was a member of the United Methodist Church of DeGraff and was a 32nd degree Mason.

Dick was inducted into the U.S. Army in January 1943, trained at Camp Hale, Colo., and was stationed with the 616 Field Artillery Battery and 10th Mountain Division Ski Troop. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster in April 1945 for valor and meritorious service in combat and received an EAME Ribbon with two Bronze Service Stars.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, Pickerington, where a funeral follows at 11:30 a.m. Interment is in Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090; and Strongsville United Church of Christ Organ Restoration, 13740 Pearl Road, Strongsville 44136.

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