O’Keefe, Frances Bernice (nee Schrader)

O’Keefe, Frances Bernice (nee Schrader)

April 4, 1923 – March 29, 2016
Age 92 of East Side of St. Paul Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Frances is preceded in death by Daniel, her husband of 72 years, daughter Jean (Marty), grandsons Nathan and Jeffrey Marty, and her sister Gerry Peters. Fran is survived by children; Mary (Doug) Holmgren, Dennis (Barb) O’Keefe, Judie (Bill) Lester, Patty (Keith) Sauer, Dan (Ellen) O’Keefe, Teresa (Gary) Faulkner, Jim (Jane) O’Keefe, Mark Marty, Tim (Joanne) O’Keefe, Mike (Linda) O’Keefe, Colleen O’Keefe (Dave Prentice), Kevin O’Keefe, Chris (Lon) Morey, 38 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Fran lived a full active life and was loved for her patience, calm demeanor, and dedication to her family and friends. Fran will be greatly missed. The family wishes to thank the Ramsey County Care Center and HealthEast Hospice. A Celebration of Fran’s Life will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th Street No., Oakdale, MN 55128. Visitation at 9:30 am, service at 10:30 am with burial and luncheon to follow. Memorials preferred to Ramsey County Care Center in Maplewood, MN or HealthEast.org/foundation (please designate Hospice). (Published in Pioneer Press on April 3, 2016)