We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home
Robert “Danny” Dale O’Keefe passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2022.
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home will be providing end-of-life services. Upon request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.
Born April 29, 1933, to Edward and Stella (Bennett) O’Keefe, Robert primarily grew up in Wisconsin Rapids area. He was the tenth of eleven children in the family. Robert graduated from Lincoln High School in 1952 and served in the United States Army from 1954-1956. Robert married Nancy Jean Eberhardt on August 25, 1954. They have four children: Vickie, Rick, Jon, and Julie.
Robert was a long-term employee of Consoweld and Consolidated Papers, having started working there out of high school until his retirement in 1991. Avid snowmobilers with a love for northern Wisconsin, Robert and Nancy moved to Minocqua in 1996, returning to Wisconsin Rapids seven years ago. Robert was an ardent Green Bay Packer fan, frequently reminiscing about his going to the 35th NFL Championship game – “The Ice Bowl” - on December 31, 1967,
Immediate family survivors include his wife Nancy, children Vickie (Jeff) Gukenberger, Fort Myers Beach, FL; Rick (Cheryl) O’Keefe, Wisconsin Rapids; Jon (Lori) O’Keefe, Nekoosa; and Julie (Bruce) Kramer, Wisconsin Rapids; five grandchildren – Jason O’Keefe, Kasey Jo O’Keefe, Tyler (Haley) O’Keefe, Andy (Leah) Kramer and Prairie (Luis) Martinez; and three great grandsons – John Michael O’Keefe, Jameson O’Keefe, and Kellen Kramer.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and 10 siblings: Donald, Richard, Gregory, William, Jeanette, Virginia, Faith, Phyllis, Hanna and Donna, as well as several nieces and nephews, in-law family members, and many long-time friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ronnie Kirschling and Aspirus Riverview Cancer Care and the Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their compassionate care and services.
Sympathy cards and remembrances can be directed to the Robert O’Keefe Family, 1771 Fly Rod Trail, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494.
Memorial donations may be made to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services Funds, 333 Pine Ridge Boulevard, Wausau, WI 54401.
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