OBITUARY

Joseph D. Keating

June 27, 1928November 26, 2018
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Joseph Douglas Keating (JD) Age 90 of Woodbury MN died peacefully surrounded by family on November 26th 2018. Retired after a 38 year career at 3M. Joe was a 32 year heart transplant survivor, co-founder of the Second Chance for Life Foundation, a heart transplant support group. JD was an excellent baker and cook, he also enjoyed fishing and golf. Preceded in death by his parents Elmore and Janette Keating, brother George Keating and son Gregory Keating. Survived by his wife of 50 years Gloria M. Keating, sons Joseph D. (Doug) Keating Jr. (Pam) Stephen K. Keating (Vicki) sister Mercedes Delores Yarusso, stepdaughters Cheryl Anstett (Patrick) Debra Feltman, stepson Gregory Engfer. 8 grandchildren 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation and Service will be Tuesday, December 4th at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive. Woodbury MN. Visitation is from 5:00PM-7:00PM. Prayer service at 7:00 with dinner provided after the service. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, December 6th 2018 11:30AM Memorials preferred to Second Chance for Life Foundation.

  • FAMILY

  • Preceded in death by his Parents, Elmore and Janette Keating; Brother, George Keating; and Son, Gregory Keating.

    Survived by his Wife of 50 years, Gloria M. Keating; Sons, Joseph D. (Doug) Keating Jr. (Pam), Stephen K. Keating (Vicki); Sister, Mercedes Delores Yarusso; Stepdaughters, Cheryl Anstett (Patrick), Debra Feltman; Stepson, Gregory Engfer; 8 Grandchildren; 5 Great-Grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dustin Feltman
  • Dalton Feltman
  • Michael Keating
  • Timothy Keating
  • Leonard Hovan
  • Barry Hovan

Services

  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, December 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Christine Mosio

December 2, 2018

My dad, Ray Mosio had a few Best friends, and was lucky to have Joe be one of them. As a kid, I would see dad and Joe get together, and always walk off as if to tell some deep dark secrets. It never failed....they would always return laughing! Gee, how I always wished I would be invited. As I grew older I realized what some of those " jokes" were about. They should have written a book! You will be greatly miss Joe.

Cyndee Engfer

November 30, 2018

Joe, there is something about you... your quick wit, your awesome dance moves, your jokes, your fashion sense - WOW, your cooking and baking - nothing will ever compare; and so much more. You welcomed me into the family 41 years ago and always made me feel like a daughter, not a daughter-in-law. Thank you for being the wise, reasonable voice for so many years. I love you and I will miss you.

"God saw him getting tired, a cure not meant to be, so He put His arms around him, and whispered..."Come with Me." Author Unknown

Dalton Feltman

November 30, 2018

A wonderful Grandpa, always enjoyed hearing his stories from the Navy and loved to spend time fishing with him.

Allen Sohlo

November 30, 2018

Joe was certainly one of a kind..... he was there on my first day at 3M, back in 1974. Always gave me guidance and advice....and helped coordinate the purchase on my first suit to visit customers, (lord knows where he ordered it from, we never asked :)) .
A true "survivor" and always a great one to laugh and talk with.
I'm sure a terrible loss for Gloria and his entire family, but I'm also sure the memories will never fade.

Josh Hovan

November 29, 2018

We went to visit him and aunt glo at their cabin. He said we, jen and I, had to try his meatballs. While we were enjoying, jen stretched which is done by putting both arms behind her back and reaching back. Uncle J saw and his eyes immediately grew twice the size in amazement. We all laughed really hard at his expression and continued to enjoy his meatballs.

Dennis Dop

November 29, 2018

JD had shared with me how proud he was for having worked on the moon landing project and the seals that 3M( his group) had developed for the spaceship.

Douglas Feltman

November 28, 2018

My former father-in-law. What a great man. I always enjoyed spending time with him.

Doug Keating

November 28, 2018

A fashionista like no other, he didn't set the bar, he was the bar. The louder the color the better.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Joseph Douglas Keating (JD)
Age 90 of Woodbury MN died peacefully surrounded by family on November 26th 2018. Retired after a 38 year career at 3M. Joe was a 32 year heart transplant survivor, co-founder of the Second Chance for Life Foundation, a heart transplant support group. JD was an excellent baker and cook, he also enjoyed fishing and golf. Preceded in death by his parents Elmore and Janette Keating, brother George Keating and son Gregory Keating. Survived by his wife of 50 years Gloria M. Keating, sons Joseph D. (Doug) Keating Jr. (Pam) Stephen K. Keating (Vicki) sister Mercedes Delores Yarusso, stepdaughters Cheryl Anstett (Patrick) Debra Feltman, stepson Gregory Engfer. 8 grandchildren 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation and Service will be Tuesday, December 4th at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive. Woodbury MN. Visitation is from 5:00PM-7:00PM. Prayer service at 7:00 with dinner provided after the service. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, December 6th 2018 11:30AM Memorials preferred to Second Chance for Life Foundation.