Charles “Chuck” R. Keogh, 89

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Waubun – Charles “Chuck” R. Keogh, age 89, of Waubun, died peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Valley Home in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waubun. Burial followed at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Mahnomen.
    Charles R. was born November 16, 1927, to Charles and Irene (Swanard) Keogh, in St. Louis, MO. His youth was spent in the St. Louis area until 1942, when his parents moved to Waubun and began farming.
    Chuck attended Waubun High School and graduated with the class of 1945. The following year, he enlisted in the US Army and served until 1948, when he was honorably discharged.
    Chuck enrolled at NDSU in 1949. He met the love of his life, Carol “Susan” Johnson and the couple was united in marriage on September 14, 1951. They purchased their first home, a farm northeast of Waubun, in 1952. They raised dairy cattle and grew small grains.
    In 1958, Chuck returned to college to further his education at Moorhead State University. Upon earning his Bachelors Degree in Education, Chuck began teaching Math, Science and Physics at Waubun High School. While in Waubun, he started the wrestling program and was the wrestling coach for a number of successful seasons.
    Chuck received his Masters Degree in Education from Moorhead State University in 1980 and served as assistant principle through 1983. He continued teaching until his retirement in 1989. Chuck and Susan remained on the farm until July of 2016, when they moved to Valley Home Assisted Living in Thief River Falls.
    Chuck was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waubun. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and gardening and became a master gardener.
    Chuck is survived by his wife of 65 years, Susan, Thief River Falls; three daughters: Peggy (Steve) Ondrush, Kansas City, MO, Lisa (Tim) Johnson, Minot, ND, and Kathy Pegrem, Pipestone; two sons, Dr. Steve (Donna) Keogh, Thief River Falls, and Danny (Donna) Keogh, Wahpeton, ND; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one brother, Kenneth (Pat) Keogh of Waubun, and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Arrangements entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home of Mahnomen. Online Guestbook at