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Robert Keen

Robert William "Rob" Keen

March 19, 1964 - August 17, 2020
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Obituary

Robert “Rob” William Keen, 56, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at home on Monday, August 17, 2020. Honoring his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded with a private family graveside service taking place on Friday, August 21, at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Robert was born March 19, 1964 in Fort Meade, Maryland, the son of Charles and Patricia (White) Keen. He was united in marriage to Debra Jensen on September 16, 1994 in Clinton, Iowa.

Robert started his career at International Paper; following the Plant closure, he went back to school and acquired a HVAC technical degree. He worked as a Union Sheet Metal Fabricator for Climate River Valley.

He enjoyed boating and loved being on the river. Years ago, he enjoyed attending the River Boat Days activities, especially tractor pulls and demolish derby’s. He was happy to make it known to all that he was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. He also enjoyed socializing and tipping back a few Heineken’s.

Robert was an avid radio scanner enthusiast. In 2015, Robert had a vision of utilizing a social media platform, Facebook, to help keep the community informed and aware of events broadcasted on the scanner – he created the “Scanner -info Clinton/Camanche/Fulton” page. Because of his fondness for animals, he quickly added one more approved item for folks to communicate on his page, this was near and dear to his heart - allowing folks to post lost pets in an effort to re-unite them with their owners. His little Facebook page started out with less than 50 members and quickly grew to the current number of 19,0000+ members. He spent enormous amounts of time managing his page trying to keep it fair, balanced and in-line with his vision – this was a labor of love for Robert Keen. Later on, in life he simply enjoyed posting beautiful pictures each morning of his beloved river.

Robert touched thousands of life’s in such a positive manner, some of those folks he never met. He will be forever missed by his family, friends and the community as a whole.

Bob is survived by his wife Debra, one step-son Travis; his parents – Charles and Patricia Keen; two sisters – Patricia “Patty” (Gene) Flynn, Laura (Jim) Brown; Charles (Karen) Keen Jr., Joseph (Tammy) Keen; with several nieces, nephews, cousins and thousands of friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother in-law.

Memorials made can be directed to the family.

This service will be live streamed on Lemke Funeral Home Facebook page.
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Ann Hillmann Kitalong

Posted at 08:32pm
May you be safe and happy in heaven Love Aunt Ann Hillmann and family
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Michelle St Maria, Gregory St. Maria and Nanette Pidala

Posted at 03:08pm
We are so very sorry for your loss.
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Jean Mayfield

Posted at 07:17pm
Sorry for your loss. Don't know him personally but seen his name on comments. His comments always made sense to me.
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Amy Oudekerk

Posted at 04:09pm
Sorry for your loss. He going to be missed by the whole community. Prayers.
 
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Nanette Pidala Posted at 07:48am

My sincerest condolences to the entire Keen family. May you all find peace and comfort in your memories and each other. Your cousin, Nanette
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