Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marty, MN for Patrick R. O’Keefe, age 92, who died Monday at the St. Cloud V.A. Medical Center. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to mass.
Pat was born in Eden Valley to James and Rose (Schneider) O’Keefe. He married Mary Theisen on November 24, 1949 in St. Phillip’s Catholic Church, Litchfield. Pat served in U.S. Navy during WWII from 1941 – 1947 on U.S.S. Pensacola. He owned and operated O’Keefe Petroleum Equipment for 30 years. Pat loved living at Grand Lake, being outside in his garden and caring for his lawn. He especially enjoyed his time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; children, Terry (Deborah), Timothy, Mark (Cheryl), Mary K. (Steve) Radunz, Shawn (Simonne); 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 13 siblings.
Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.