Kurt B. Keech

Kurt Bernard Keech was born on September 16, 1951 in Madelia, MN to Bernard and Rosemary (Lang) Keech.  Kurt grew up in Madelia and was a graduate of Madelia High School in 1969.  Following high school, he served in the United States Army and returned to Madelia after his honorable discharge.  On September 21, 1973, Kurt married Florence Bock.  The couple had five daughters, Tracy, Terri, Bernie, Kristy and Chauntay.  Kurt and Florence raised their family in Madelia, where Kurt was employed at Tony Downs Foods for nearly 30 years.  Outside of his work, Kurt enjoyed watching sports, collected baseball cards and was a fan of the Mankato MoonDogs.  He also enjoyed spending time with his brothers playing cards.  A devoted father and grandfather, he spent much of his free time watching his daughters and grandchildren in their athletic events.  He loved his family and was always there to support them in all they did.

Kurt Bernard Keech age 66, of Madelia, MN died on January 12, 2018, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.

Kurt is survived by his wife, Florence Keech; daughters, Tracy (Darrin) Smith; Terri (Darin) Holmgren, Bernie (Willie) Epper, Kristy (Sergio) Lugo, Chauntay (special friend-Zac Carlson) Keech; grandchildren, Katlyn, Darin Jr, Skyla, Spencer, Kurt, Kylie, Mason, Gavin, Alicia, Lexis, Jimena, Payton; great-grandson, Liam; sister, Linda Bock; brothers, Brad, Arden and Marvin Keech, along with many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Rosemary Keech; grandparents, Kurt and Theresa Lang, Bert and Mable Keech, and brothers, Doug and Tom Keech.