August 30, 1939 - January 29, 2016


A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, Feb. 1, at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Thomas R. Keene, 76, of Waite Park. Tom died on January 29, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM on Sunday, and one hour prior to services on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Tom was born on August 30, 1939, in Shipman, Illinois, to Frank and Ethel (McCart) Keene. He was raised in Pekin, IL, by his mother and Step-Father Albert Jones. Tom married Arlinda Thole on November 10, 1973. He was an electrician for Waite Park Manufacturing. Tom retired from Spanier Bus Service in 2010. Tom enjoyed traveling and especially reading maps to find the scenic back roads. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events.

Tom in survived by: his wife; daughter Terry Keene of Rochester, son Thomas (Wanda) of Wappapello, MO, son Robert (Trish) of Morganton, NC, step-son Brian (Catherine) Neuman of Baxter, step-daughter Brenda (Dan) Neuman of St. Cloud, son Gregory (Laurie) of St. Cloud; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother Earl Keene and sisters Mabel White and Alberta Bernaix.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Thaddeus, Bill, and Carl, sisters Helen Reeves, Emma Bolyard, and daughter-in-law Sharon Neuman.