AP NEWS

Diane Keehn

November 10, 2016

GRAND ISLAND — Diane Keehn, 57, of Grand Island, formerly of Blair, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at First United Methodist Church in Columbus. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in St. Edward with 1:30 p.m. graveside services. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Diane was born March 19, 1959, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Jack and Dorothy (Petermann) Palen. She grew up in Council Bluffs and Columbus, where she graduated from Columbus High. Diane married Brad Keehn on Oct. 8, 1982, in Beaumont, Texas. Along with raising her family she worked as a hairdresser, dental hygienist and for the Ft. Calhoun School system until recently moving to Grand Island. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Diane was an excellent cook and baker.

Survivors include her husband, Brad Keehn of Grand Island; son, Brandon (Stephanie) Keehn of Gering; grandchildren, Kloie and Kaitlyn Keehn; father, Jack Palen of Hastings, Iowa; sister, Vicky Christianson of Columbus; brother, John Palen of Norfolk; sister, Jackie (Sam) Korth of Columbus; sister, Sherry Palen of Lusk, Wyoming; brother, Jackie (Michelle) Palen of Des Moines, Iowa; stepbrother, David (Rita) Lustgraaf of Council Bluffs, Iowa; stepsister, Sandy Offenbecker of Modale, Iowa; stepsister, Sheryl (Rodney) Keesse of La Vista; stepsister, Cathy Waldron of Pisgah, Iowa; stepsister, Patty Williams of Shenandoah, Iowa; stepbrother, Johnny Lustgraaf of Council Bluffs, Iowa; stepbrother, Steve Lustgraaf of Shenandoah, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Lustgraaf; father; stepfather, Vern Lustgraaf; and brother, Paul Petermann.

Condolences may be directed to www.mckownfuneralhome.com.