May 6, 1934 - January 21, 2017


Memorial Services will be 12:00 PM Friday, January 27, 2017 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Linnea Keehr, age 82, who passed away peacefully Saturday at her home in Sauk Rapids. Burial will take place at Benton Cemetery, Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services Friday at the funeral home.

Linnea was born May 6, 1934 in Sauk Rapids to William & Gertrude (Heinzel) Soder. Linnea married Delroy Leyk on June 14, 1952 in Sauk Rapids who passed away at a young age. She then married James Keehr on July 12, 1969 in Sauk Rapids. Linnea was a former member of the Hope Presbyterian Church in Sauk Rapids. She also was a member of the Eastern Star, St. Cloud East Side VFW Post 4847 Auxiliary, and Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254 Auxiliary for over 50 years. Linnea loved to be surrounded by her family; especially up at the cabin. Linnea will always be remembered by her kind and loving heart that touched the lives of so many. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Linnea is survived by her children, Ricky (Laura) Leyk of St. Cloud, Timothy (Lonnie) Leyk of Sartell, James (Michelle) Keehr of St. Cloud, Conny “Swede” Karlsson of St. Joseph; sisters, Jet Heckler of Sartell and Jurene Kipka of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Andrew (Becky) Leyk, Joe Leyk, Mark (Angela) Leyk, Luke Leyk, Brittney Keehr, Piper Keehr, Tanner Burchett; and great grandchildren, Brady Jerenberg, Alex Leyk, Gavin Leyk, Isaac Leyk, and Gabriella Leyk. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Delroy on December 24, 1966, James on September 8, 2001; and siblings, Frank “Kenny” Soder, William “Bucky” Soder, and Evana Forcier.