Lynn Keck, 64, of rural Decorah
Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:53 AM
Lynn "Mike" Keck, 64, of rural Decorah, Iowa, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Cresco Care Center in Cresco.
Mike was born Oct. 17, 1947, in Decorah, the son of James and Irene (Ward) Keck. He was a 1965 graduate of the Canton High School. On July 26, 2003, he married Priscilla Dyreson at their home in rural Decorah. Mike farmed in Winneshiek County and since 1993 was a welder at Featherlite.
Mike was a handy man around the house and with his carpentry skills built their garage and pole shed. He also enjoyed fishing, vegetable gardening, was a pool player and a member of several pool leagues. Mike and Priscilla both enjoyed watching and feeding birds. They also had two labs they've had since 2000 that they raised from pups.
Mike is survived by his wife, Priscilla, of rural Decorah; four children, Michelle (Dan) Albertson of Calmar, JoAnn (Scott) Fairchild of Burr Oak, James (Kim) Keck of Decorah and Jerry (Torie) Keck of Ossian; Priscilla's children, Stuart (Amy) Dyreson of Glenwood, Minn., and Jeff (Kirstin) Dyreson of Preston, Minn. Together Mike and Priscilla have many grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mike is further survived by two sisters, Helen (Zeno) Kappes of Decorah and Kathy (Dave) Frederick of West Branch, Iowa.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gerald Keck.
A Scripture Service will be held Saturday, Sept 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Plymouth Rock, rural Cresco with the Rev. Dennis Cahill officiating. Interment will follow at St. Agnes, Plymouth Rock Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony.