Donald Keeton

Wessington Springs

Donald Keeton, 91, of Wessington Springs, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Weskota Manor/Avera Health in Wessington Springs.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26 at United Church of Christ in Wessington Springs. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by Wessington Springs American Legion and South Dakota National Honor Guard. A prayer service was held Friday, April 25 at Basham Funeral Home in Wessington Springs.
Donald Eugene Keeton was born on Oct. 27, 1922 to Tony and Maude (Martin) Keeton in Jerauld County.
On Oct. 1, 1948, he was united in marriage to Viola (Blackie) Walker at the United Methodist Church in Wessington Springs. To this union three children were born, Larry, Lou Ann and Leola.
Don served in the United States Army from 1943-1946 during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star and other honors for his service.
He owned the Motor Clinic with Herb Keeton and Howard Frank and later owned Springs Salvage. He was a loyal fan of all sports and followed the activities of his children and grandchildren. He will be missed in the stands.
Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and going out to supper and gambling at the casino with his wife of 65 years.
Don is survived by his wife, Viola; his children, Larry (Patricia) Keeton and Lou Ann Fischer, all of Wessington Springs; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herb and Lester; one sister, Lucille; and an infant daughter, Leola.

Comments are closed.

  • Weather

    Woonsocket
    April 17, 2021, 8:43 am
    Mostly cloudy
    39°F
    real feel: 34°F
    humidity: 91%
    wind speed: 9 mph NNW
    wind gusts: 16 mph
     
  • Upcoming Events

    April 2021
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    March 28, 2021 March 29, 2021 March 30, 2021 March 31, 2021 April 1, 2021 April 2, 2021 April 3, 2021
    April 4, 2021 April 5, 2021 April 6, 2021 April 7, 2021 April 8, 2021 April 9, 2021 April 10, 2021
    April 11, 2021 April 12, 2021 April 13, 2021 April 14, 2021 April 15, 2021 April 16, 2021 April 17, 2021
    April 18, 2021 April 19, 2021 April 20, 2021 April 21, 2021 April 22, 2021 April 23, 2021 April 24, 2021
    April 25, 2021 April 26, 2021 April 27, 2021 April 28, 2021 April 29, 2021 April 30, 2021 May 1, 2021
  • Recent Posts

  • Contact Us

    Ph/Fax: 605.796.4221
    Email: swj4221@icloud.com

    PO BOX 218
    Woonsocket, SD 57385
  • Archives