Funeral Services for Mark A. Keenan, age 58, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 15th, at St John’s Lutheran Church, 1300 W. Benjamin Avenue, in Norfolk. Reverend Randy Rasmussen will officiate. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 14th, at 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Mark was born August 3, 1962 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Vincent and Phyllis (Larson) Keenan. He graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls in 1980. Mark received his Bachelors in Political Science and History from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota in 1984. Finally, he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law in Vermillion, South Dakota in 1987.
Mark married Debra Hassel at the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls on December 22, 1980. Following Mark’s graduation, he began his law career with Jewell, Gatz, Collins Law Firm in Norfolk, Nebraska. He then joined the firm of Moyer, Moyer, Egley, Fullner and Warnemunde in 1991. In April 2008, he began his private practice, Keenan Law Office, in Madison, Nebraska until his passing.
Mark loved to fish, play golf and attend the races. Early on, he frequently attended Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD. Most recently, he enjoyed spending his weekends at Eagle Raceway near Lincoln, NE where his favorite race car driver and friend, Clint Homan, raced.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Deb Keenan, Norfolk, NE; sons Jared Keenan of Lincoln, NE and Jeremy Keenan of Lincoln, NE; daughters Joslyn Keenan of Lincoln, NE and Jennifer Keenan of Omaha, NE; brothers Michael (Jeanene) Keenan of Kansas City, MO and Paul (Donna) Keenan of Boca Raton, FL; sister Kathy Keenan, Coral Springs, FL; father Vince (Nancy) Keenan, Sioux Falls, SD and granddaughter, Jadyn Keenan of Lincoln, NE. He was preceded in death by his mother Phyllis.
Deb and her family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Timothy Davy, Dr. Chris Price and Dr. Rabih Fahed for their compassionate care and support throughout his illness, along with the countless nurses involved in his care.
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