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Keith Dale McCoy
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“McCoy was a fellow AE2 in VF24 stationed at NAS Alameda. Met him on a cruise I joined on USS Midway in Subic Bay in PL. We shared many good times...Read More »
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“He was the best friend I ever had. After joining VF24 on the Midway we became work and soul mates. I will miss him very much ”
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“My sincere sympathy to your family on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. I was saddened to hear the news. I will remember him for his...Read More »
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Keith Dale McCoy was born October 14, 1938 in Crosby, MN to Wesley (Dale) and Irene (Keeler) McCoy. Keith graduated from Crosby High School in 1956 and then enlisted in the United States Navy working as an aviation electrician on the USS Midway. After the Navy, Keith worked building power lines throughout Nevada and Colorado. He married Sherri Jenkins in 1961, and three children were born to this union, Kim, Wade, and Trace. Keith continued his education for telephone communications in Oakland, CA and then moved back to Minnesota in 1965. He worked for the local telephone company until 1980 when he began Central Minnesota Telephone Co. After 10 years he retired. Keith met Susan Foslien and they were united in marriage on July 6, 2001 in San Francisco, CA. The loving couple traveled around the USA and Europe. They built their dream home on Lobster Lake near Alexandria, MN, cherishing every moment they spent together on the pontoon, and with Keith's children and grandchildren. Keith loved the earth, farming, and gardening, annually claiming the title of the "Tomato King." Annual sledding competitions with the grandchildren, hunting in the north woods with his sons and grandsons, and target shooting were a few of his hobbies. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Keith D. McCoy died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Douglas County Hospital with his loving wife and children by his side. He is survived by his wife Susan Foslien of Garfield, daughter Kim Tennison of Glendale, AZ, sons Wade (Kari) McCoy of Alexandria and Trace (Lisa) McCoy of Clearwater, six grandchildren; Shane Tennison, Marie "Tennison." Austin McCoy, Kaci McCoy, Kyler McCoy, Jack McCoy, great grandchildren, sisters Coleen (Rod) Raymond of Deerwood and Wendy Flannigan of Crosby, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Dale and Irene McCoy. A Celebration of Keith's life will take place at the Anderson Funeral Home from 5-7PM on Thursday, July 7, 2016. A Graveside service will be held at Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby, MN on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Prostate Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic. Gifts can be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905 or gifts may be made through their website: philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/give Please call 1-855-852-8129, if you have any questions about your memorial gift. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. www.andersonfuneral.net

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