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Blanche M. Lasack Keegan
May 26, 1923–September 27, 2010
Blanche M. Keegan, 87, of Maquoketa, formerly of Oxford Junction, died Monday, September 27, 2010, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, October 1, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction. Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction, where a vigil service was held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation was also held on Friday one hour before the service at the church. Burial was in the Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Iowa.
Blanche Lasack was born May 26, 1923, in Oxford Junction, Iowa, to Henry and Christina (Landa) Lasack. She married Kerin Keegan on September 17, 1948 in Oxford Junction, Iowa. He died in 1983.
Everyone who met Blanche took to her beautiful brown eyes and gentle spirit. She was a person who made the best of everything. Blanche especially enjoyed her family, friends, hearing about and meeting people's children, taking about her life on the farm and playing her favorite game, Bingo. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction.
Blanche is survived by a sister-in-law, Alice Lasack of Lost Nation; nieces and nephews, William Horstmann and Jo Anne Horstmann of Lost Nation, Lou Ann Horstmann of Sevierville, TN, Michael Lasack of Martelle, Mary Ann Kouba of Wyoming, Steve Welsh and Mike Welsh of Welton, Barb Kincaid of Clinton, Shirley Curley of Oxford Junction, Stella Knapper and Susan Silvertsen of DeWitt; and many step nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Emil and Charles Lasack and two sisters, Dorothy Welsh and Lula Horstmann.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 1 October 2010

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