Bernard M. Keeley, age 84, of Ocala, FL and formerly of Faribault and Owatonna, died on Friday, December 14, 2012 in Ocala, FL.

Memorial services will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10 a. m. Interment and veterans military rites provided by the Central Veterans Association will be at the Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

A memorial visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home for one half hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Bernard Matthew, the son of Arthur and Emma (Gregor) Keeley was born on May 9, 1928 in Faribault.  He attended Faribault High School.  He married Delores Paschke on September 18, 1947 in Faribault and she preceded him in death on August 30, 1994.  Bernard met his current wife, Irene in Florida in 1995 and they were married on October 1st, 2011.  He formerly owned and operated a meat market in Winona, built homes in Faribault area with his father-in-law, he was self employed as a meat distributor for Schweigert Meats and prior to his retirement was employed by Hormel Foods in Austin.  He served in the U. S. Army; was a member of V. F. W. and a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault.

He is survived by his wife, Irene; two sons, Daniel (and Denise) Keeley of Faribault, William (and special friend, Amelia Crowley) of Duluth; one step son, John Dunbar of Ocala, FL; four grandchildren, Jill Keeley, Tracy (and Travis) Bice, Sarah Keeley and Jessica Keeley; step grand-daughters, Michelle (and special friend Robert Blackwell) Crowley and Skylar Dunbar; four great grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores; four sisters, Helen Braunger, Marion Schrader, Gertrude Wasner and Jeanette Hazlitt; one brother, James Keeley; and one grandson Bryan Keeley.

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Name: Jayne "Lockwood" Harris
Date: Monday January 07, 2013


Danny & Billy & Family, Your dad's picture looks just like "Bernie the wiener man" that I used to know and love, minus the ole cigar. So sorry to hear of his passing, but you know he's with the Lord now and in a much better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family's. Jayne

Name: Deb Zorn
Date: Thursday January 03, 2013


Deepest sympathies to the Keeley family. Bernie was always a fun-loving character to be around. His jovial spirit, famous one-liners and laugh will be missed dearly by all who loved him. I have many fond memories of Thanksgiving at their home as a child. Rest in Peace!

Name: Jim & Mary Lou Davidson
Date: Monday December 31, 2012


Billy, Danny and Family, Our deepest sympathy to All of You. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim & Mary Lou Davidson