O’Keefe Jr., Daniel “Sonny”, Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 at his home. Age 83 years. Son of the late Daniel and Helen (Meredith) O’Keefe, Daniel was born August 22, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean War as a sergeant for 4 years discharged in 1952 and was a member of V.F.W. Post #1566. He married Elaine Grossman, his loving wife of 59 years, on December 12, 1953. She survives him. Dan retired from Swift Food in 1986 after 35 years in the food industry. He attended Countryside Trinity Church. Dan enjoyed hunting, fishing, painting and spending time with family and friends especially his special buddy, his grandson, Daniel. Dan had a great sense of humor, quick wit and had many stories to share. Surviving besides his loving wife Elaine, are three sons and their spouses, Tim and Kim O’Keefe, Saginaw; Mike and Terri O’Keefe, Jacksonville, Florida; James and Jan O’Keefe, Auburn; seven grandchildren, Katie and Cody Davis, Chad and Casey Nachtweih, Brandi Nachtweih and George Ursuy, Daniel O’Keefe, Haley, Ramy and Rory O’Keefe; five great-grandchildren, Gradyn, Rylie, Mikayla, Nolan and Baylor; a brother, Bill O’Keefe; two sisters, Noreen Anderson and Judy Ordway; several nieces and nephews. Dan was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Ronald O’Keefe; a sister, Shirley McRae; a sister-in- law, Pat O’Keefe; brothers-in-law, George Anderson and Mack McRae. The family wishes to thank Covenant Healthcare active community nurses and staff especially, Renee, Sherie and special friend, Casper Markert for their excellent care. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Pastor Kenneth Parker will officiate. Burial will take place in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Military Services conducted by V.F.W. Post # 1859. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Tuesday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Countryside Trinity Church. www.snowfuneralhome.net