Denise Keech

Denise Kaye Keech

1958 - 2021

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Obituary of Denise Kaye Keech

Denise Keech, age 62, of Butterfield passed away at her home on April 14, 2021. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. She is survived by her loving husband Robert Keech; daughter Emily Bentson of Mountain Lake; son Nikolas Samuelson of Darfur; brother Wayne Gordon of Mountain Lake; half sisters Melissa Schwarzlander (Gordon) of Bemidji and Kris Balk (Gordon) of Livermore, Iowa, mother-in-law Marcia Keech; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and best friend Vicki Smith of Butterfield. She was preceded in death by her parents Sophie Gordon (Coners) and Norman Gordon; brother Lester Gohr; father-in law Leonard Keech and mother-in law Lila Keech. Denise graduated from Jackson Highschool in 1977, resided in Rock Rapids, IA before making the move to Colorado Springs in 1988. Denise moved back to the area in 1994 and opened her restaurant Nik-E-D’s in Butterfield, and later managed The Darfur Bar and Odin Café. Denise thrived in the kitchen. She is fondly remembered by her delicious lunch specials when employed at PJ’s II in Bingham Lake. June of 2014 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Robert Keech. Together they loved to garden and fish. In late 2020, after many years of hard work and dedication she was able to finally retire and enjoy simpler things of life. Those who knew Denise will remember by how much she loved and was proud her children.
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Interment Information

Butterfield City Cemetery
Address not given
Butterfield, Minnesota, United States