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James Nelson Keehn

July 21, 1946 ~ August 18, 2017 (age 71)

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     James N. Keehn, age 71. of Byron, IL, formerly of the Brodhead area, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017, at Crimson Pointe Senior Living, Rockford, IL. He was born on July 21, 1946 in Stoughton, WI, the son of Orrin and Charlene (Gempler) Keehn. He married Judity Friemuth on July 7, 1989. She passed away on February 25, 2016.

     Jim was a truck driver, working for USF Holland for 34 years. He was a member of Teamsters Local 325. He enjoyed traveling, antique autos, fishing, mechanical items, and spoiling his dog Nova.

     He is survived by a step-daughter, Kelly (John) Allen, Byron, IL; stepson, Daniel G. McGee, Madison, WI; four grandchildren, Sarah (Rebekah) Allen, Dixon, IL, Cheri (Brandon) Reynolds, Polo, IL, Samantha Allen, Charleston, SC, Rebecca (Alex) Crooks, Richlands, NC; eight great-grandchildren, Emily, Jordon and Dallas Reynolds, Mackenzie and Trent Johnson, Shawn and Michael Crooks and Adaya Frohling; a sister, Shirley (James) Krueger, Mason City, IL; and a brother, Jerry (April) Roenneburg, Janesville, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a brother, Richard.

     A private Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

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