Dan A. Keener, 74, Hutchinson, formerly of Rush County, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Wesley Towers Thorne Care Center, Hutchinson.
He was born Dec. 9, 1944, in Great Bend to John and Della (Folkerts) Keener. He was a 1962 graduate of La Crosse High School and a graduate of Barton County Community College.
He married Ann Baalmann on July 13, 1968. He later married Pat Edwards on Dec. 9, 2006. He was a businessman, volunteer firefighter, EMS educator, and the Rush County EMS director for 17 years before his retirement.
He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center, 40-year member of Walnut City Masonic Lodge No. 215, Rush Center, 37-year member of the ISIS Shrine, Salina, and member of Fort Hays Shrine Club, Hays.
Survivors include his wife, Hutchinson; a son, Don Keener, Shawnee; two daughters, Anjeanette “Angie” Roth and husband, Jamey, Victoria, and Anamarie “Amie” Keener and John Dollus, Dallas; three grandchildren, Joseph Roth and wife, Emily, Hays, Jacob Roth and Adella “Addie” Roth, both of Victoria; two sisters, Donna Schmidt and husband, Galen, and Dena Irvin and husband, Don; two foster grandsons, Ryan Downing and Kevin Malek, both of Victoria; two stepsons, Rick Storm, Wilmington, Del., and Mark Storm and wife, Wendy, Topeka; three stepdaughters, Lori Hall and husband, LaBan, Toni Landon and husband, Terry and Tracy Jenkins and husband, Randy, all of Hutchinson;10 step-grandchildren, Hilary Holtz, Roni Galimore and husband, Ethan, Carl Bengston and wife, Callie, Devin Storm, Rachel Storm, Sophia Storm, Jessica Woodyard and husband, Greg, Turner Landon and wife, McKenzie, Joshua Jenkins, and Courtney Jenkins and fiancé, Tyler; five step-great-grandchildren, Layla Holtz, Katilynn Holtz, Hudson Holtz, Jovie Harrison, and Jhett Woodyard; and many cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Dan Keener, Jr.; and his foster grandson, Stephen Paul Reed.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center; burial in Locust Hill Cemetery, Rush Center.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, and from noon to 12:50 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Dan A. Keener Memorial Fund to be used for local community needs.
Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be sent to www.charterfunerals.com/locations/janousek-lacrosse.php.