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Edward  Keenan

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Edward Keenan
Bettendorf, Iowa
Died on Thursday, April 27th, 2017

12:00 to 1:30 pm Monday, May 1st, 2017
Weerts Funeral Home
1:30 pm Monday, May 1st, 2017
Weerts Funeral Home
Cemetery: National Cemetery
Edward John Keenan, 82, of Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Genesis East, Davenport, surrounded by his family. Services in celebration of his life will be held at 1:30 pm Monday, May 1st at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, where his family will greet friends from 12 noon until time of service. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Ed’s family invites friends to join them at a reception at the family home at 3:00 pm Monday.

Ed was born in 1934 in Fonda, Iowa, the son of John “Jack” Edward and Vivian Keenan. He had two sisters, Irene Burnside and Alice Kendall. Ed worked in his parents’ family restaurant, The Keenan Cafe, and was a student athlete. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and served in Fairbanks, Alaska, working as an air plane mechanic. After four years with the Air Force, he attended and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1961 with an accounting degree. While attending the University, he met Stephanie Howes, and the couple married on May 19, 1962 in DeWitt.

Ed worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for 35 years, developing systems for AMCOM where he retired in 1996. He was very proud to receive recognition for his 35 years of civil service.

Ed was an enthusiastic father and grandfather who loved to fix and repair things. Ed had a skill in designing stained glass art, building furniture and fixing up vintage homes owned by his two daughters in Chicago. Ed had a passion for 1955-1957 Chevy cars (his first car), building WWI and WWII model fighter planes. In his leisure time Ed enjoyed playing games, going to movies, spending time with his family and making Grandpa’s famous pancakes. Ed was incredibly energetic and always willing to lend a hand helping others. Ed loved to meet new people, making conversation and learning about others’ history- it was said that he knew all of the waitresses in the Quad Cities. Ed had a saying- “Accountants just want to have fun” and he did in everything he did. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him.

Ed was a proud husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife Stephanie; children John (Anne) Keenan, Melissa (Kent) Voetberg and Megan (Bryan) Anderson; and grandchildren Graham, Brie, and Quinn Voetberg and Zoe Keenan.

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