Daniel Francis O'Keane
November 18, 1939 - May 31, 2023

Daniel Francis O’Keane passed away suddenly on May 31, 2023, at the age of 83. He is preceded in death by parents Irma Loew and Francis O’Keane. Dan is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Joyce (Beilke); son Jason (Ali Naughton) and granddaughters Sophie, Holly and Liv; dear sisters Karen Liebl and Kay O’Keane; nieces Suzanne Boneck, Tamara Jackopin, Karen “Kari” Liebl, Jennifer Loew, Jessica Maxwell, Erin Bradley and so many close relatives and friends.

Dan was born on November 18, 1939, in the Town of Erin, WI, and was born and raised on the homestead settled by his ancestors. He graduated from Hartford High School and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a member of the marching band and assumed the role of lifelong proud alumnus. He later earned a Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dan worked for many years as a vocational counselor at the Curative Rehabilitation Center. Dan was passionate about the heritage of his family, the history of the Town of Erin and all things Irish. He cared for and was involved deeply in his community, including his beloved church. Dan loved reading, participating enthusiastically in his book club, and enjoyed watching and feeding the countless birds in their yard. He was a true sports enthusiast who enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved watching the Packers, Badgers, Brewers, and tennis. Dan was a kind, loyal person who was playful and quick to smile. But most of all, he loved his family -- they always came first. He could be counted on to make sure his family had whatever they needed, no matter what it was. He was a true best friend and companion to Joyce, and proud of his son and granddaughters and loved being close to them.


Memorial to be held on Friday, June 16 th at St. Paul’s UCC Church - Erin (495 St. Augustine Road, Colgate, WI 53017). Visitation starting at 11:30am at the church, with service to be held immediately following at 12:30pm. Memorials preferred to St. Paul’s UCC Church - Erin, American Heart Association, or donor’s charity of choice.