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Memorials may be directed to the Abben Cancer Center in Spencer, Iowa
Wendell Louis Keir, the son of Robert and Lana (Peeso) Keir, was born March 25, 1942 in Spencer, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Spencer. He received his education at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri from 1954-1958. He later continued his education at Oakdale Christian High School in Jackson, Kentucky from 1959 until his graduation in 1962. Following his schooling, he farmed near Spencer.
Wendell married Sherran Thomas on October 17, 1969 in Des Moines, IA. After their marriage, they moved to Des Moines, where he was employed as a maintenance worker for the State of Iowa for 38 years, until his retirement in 2007. After retiring, they moved back to Spencer, Iowa to be closer to family. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Wendell enjoyed collecting old coins, attending Supper club for the blind, gardening, raising flowers, spending time in the outdoors was a member of the ICUB in Des Moines.
He passed away at Accura Health Care Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the age of 77. Wendell was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Kendall Keir.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sherran of Spencer; one son, Jason of Windom, MN; one brother, Richard and his wife, Grace Keir of Mankato, MN; one sister, Heidi and her husband, Ernie Galer of Iowa City, IA; 3 nieces; 1 nephew; several great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.