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Robert "Bob" Keehn

Hawarden, IA: Robert "Bob" Keehn, 65, of Hawarden, Iowa, died Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Sioux Center Health in Sioux Center, Iowa. Military rites will held Saturday, June 11, at 10:30AM at the Sioux County Freedom Rock located at 599 13th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023 (southwest corner of the Hawarden City Park). A Celebration of Life will follow from 11:00AM–1:00PM at the Big Sioux Shelter at Oak Grove State Park located at 4051 Cherry Avenue, Hawarden, Iowa 51023. Porter Funeral Home of Hawarden is assisting the family with arrangements.


   Robert Darrell Keehn, son of Charles and Barbara Mae (Atkins) Keehn, was born April 25, 1957, at Sacramento, California. Growing up in a military family, Bob spent his youth living in different places around the world. After Bob turned 18 he joined the United States Army where he proudly served from October 22, 1975 – October 23, 1980. Following his discharge from the Army, Bob served for several years as a member of the United States Air Force Reserves. After his time in the military, Bob lived in Tennessee for about 10 years before settling in Hawarden, Iowa.


   Bob was united in marriage with Barbara J. Marshall on August 9, 2008 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He worked for Sioux Automation for 10 years and spent the last 20 years working for Pella Corporation, both at Sioux Center, Iowa. Bob had a passion for riding motorcycle and was a 32 year member of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club. He also enjoyed golfing. Bob had an awesome sense of humor that his family and friends will miss.


   Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara Keehn; 3 children, Robert “Toad” Keehn, Shannon Pennings, and Ryan DeVries; grandson, Joshua Keehn; and 3 siblings, Karla Von Hagel, Charles (Elyssa) Keehn, and Faith Keehn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Barbara Keehn; and sister, Cindy Keehn.

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We will miss your laughter, your smile with a twinkle in your eyes, making us wonder what you were up to next. We will miss your hugs. Ride free, Brother.
Wolfman and Peg

Randy and Peggy Riggs Jun 11 2022 6:28 PM



A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bob" Keehn

Ray Harry Jun 7 2022 1:44 AM

I knew Bob from working with him at Pella. I absolutely loved his blunt, straightforward manner---- he was the real deal!!! A good man who loved his family, veterans, & bikes!!! Crusty outside-- marshmallow inside!! Heaven will have to step up it's game!!!!!

Sue Reagan Jun 6 2022 8:43 PM

RIP Bob! Prayers for Barb and the rest of the family!

Teresa McPherson Jun 6 2022 11:17 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. Sympathy to entire family and friends.

Denise Harry Jun 6 2022 10:02 AM

I will miss Bobs’ quit wit, no bullshit/straight forward, honest opinions. Rest In Peace Bob! Hope to see you in heaven. Jeff

Jeff Vande Vegte Jun 5 2022 7:54 PM

Hello Family, U have my Sympathy 🙏
Bob would come out to the ⛳️ Golf Course first customer of the day! Very nice guy!

Sincerely Brenda and Gloria

Brenda Finch Jun 5 2022 6:36 PM