Keith Edward Voorhees

Keith Edward Voorhees

Elkton, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 10 Jul 2011 (aged 79)
Grand Meadow, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 73262479 · View Source
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Keith Edward Voorhees, 79 of Elkton, died Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the Grand Meadow Healthcare Center after a courageous battle with colon cancer.

Keith was born September 5, 1931 in Elkton, MN the son of Edward and Florence (Peterson) Voorhees. He graduated from Elkton High School in 1949. Keith enlisted in the US Army in 1953 and served in the Korean War in Okinawa for two years. He also briefly worked at IBM in Rochester. Keith was married to Dorine Huemann on November 20, 1965 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, MN. They resided near Elkton where Keith farmed until his retirement. He was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams.

Keith was very active in the community where he served on the Clayton Township Board for 45 years, the Rural Adams Fire Board, Adams Area Joint Powers Ambulance Board, Mower County Planning and Zoning Commission and the Mower County Township Association. He was a proud member of Adams Post #146 American Legion. Keith enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, camping, listening to old time & country music, morning coffee with friends, bartending at the Adams American Legion, and watching/listening to MN sports, especially the Vikings and Twins. Keith also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially being with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events and other activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law, Warren "Top" Henslin and Gene Holderness.

Keith is survived by his wife, Dorine Voorhees, Elkton, MN; daughters and sons-in-law Janell and Mike McLeish, Owatonna, MN, Renae and Dean Bendtsen, Rose Creek, MN; grandchildren: Samantha, Jesse and Tyler of Owatonna, Brock, Decker, Corbyn and Sydney of Rose Creek; sisters: Floris Holderness, Dodge Center, MN, Joyce (Elmer) Kienitz, Raymond, MN; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with Father Thomas Loomis officiating and Father LaVerne Trocinski assisting with the service. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery with Adams Post #146 in charge of military rites. Visitation will be at the Adams Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and at the church on Thursday for one hour before the service

Obituary and photo from Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home.

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