THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: June 26, 2013
Donald Don Keon, 74, Crivitz, formerly of Green Bay, died Friday morning, June 21 at home.
Born in Lena on Oct. 8, 1938, he was the son of the late Donald and Dorothy (Randall) Keon.
He served in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1957-1961 and married the former Jean Barr on July 25, 1959 at First United Methodist Church in Green Bay. He worked at Halron Oil Co. then for the Green Bay Fire Department, retiring as Captain in 1992. He built his log cabin retirement home in Crivitz with the help of family and friends. During retirement he volunteered with the Twin Bridge Rescue Squad. He enjoyed scuba diving, fishing in Canada, hunting out west, camping, horseback riding and could fix anything, especially friends cars. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Green Bay.
He is survived by his wife, Jean of Crivitz; two children, Randall (Penny) Keon of Crivitz and Kristin (Tomas) Zettler of Green Bay; two grandchildren and their mother, Annette Hicks; three step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dick (Mary) Keon of Green Bay and Wayne (Liz) Keon of Two Rivers; a sister, Meredith Keon of Pulaski; two sisters-in-law, Judy Boncher of Denmark and Nancy Keon of Green Bay and other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ross and a daughter, Leslie, both in infancy; two brothers, Jack Keon and Jim (Mary Lynn and Helen) Keon; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cecil and Margaret (Pauls) Barr; a brother-in-law, Tom Boncher; several nieces and nephews who were special to him and many special friends and neighbors.
A private memorial service for only the family will be held up north at a later date. Malcore-East Funeral Home, Green Bay assisted the family.