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Dennis "Mike" Keefe

Dennis Michael Keefe, affectionately known as Mike, age 71, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away in his home, Friday morning, March 31, 2017. He was born April 13, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio to Daniel and Elizabeth (Evans) Keefe. On May 4, 1967, he married his beloved wife, Janet Merritt.

Mike retired from Dana. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt deer, fish, trap turtles and shoot archery.

Mike will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 49 years, Janet; children, Pamela (Jesse) Paiva, Dennis Edward Keefe and Kimberly (Danny) Franklin; grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, Jesse, Sarah, Zachary, Lianna, Kassidy and Brooke; great-grandson, Carter; 2 brothers and 2 sisters; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Yvonne Marie Keefe and brother, Dan Keefe.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, April 4th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631). Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Donna Stutzman officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Tuesday, April 4th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 5th at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home

Interment: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

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Sure will miss you, Buddy--Hope we remember the recipe for the turtle soup! Have a shot and beer on old Johnny boy! Peace and sympathy to the family.

John & Sue Piotrowski Apr 5 2017 12:00 AM

Love ya Mike .Gonna miss you.ButchTaber and Family.

Michael Keefe Apr 3 2017 12:00 AM

Mikes family, a great loss a beautiful man.. Always kind to all .. Seeding love and support.

janice knab Apr 3 2017 12:00 AM

Grampa, there's a million and one memories, stories, etc I could share about you and I will when I can organize the words better. But for now I just want to say that I love you so much and I'm missing you more and more as the minutes pass. I'm not sure how we're all going to get through this, but I promise you to be as strong as I possibly can and be there for everyone. I hope you're watching over us and will keep us safe. I love you grampa...

Jessica Mahoney Apr 2 2017 12:00 AM

Janet and family, I only knew Mike through phone calls. I met him through my Uncle Elmer. I heard many stories and was looking forward to meeting him one day. My heart sank when Uncle Elmer told me the news. Sending thoughts and strength to all of you through these hard times and will continue to even after. Rest peacefully Turtleman. Getting to know you and hearing some of your adventure stories made my life richer.

SandraDee Laury Apr 1 2017 12:00 AM