Andrew McKeown – Albany, Minn.
Andrew Paul McKeown, age 36, of Albany, MN. died at home on 1/27/2013.
He was born September 27, 1976 in Montevideo, MN. to Thomas and Pamela (Wallien) McKeown.
Andrew graduated from Apple Valley High School in 1995; South Dakota State University in 2001; and Argosy University in 2004.
Andy married Jennifer Johnson on September 24, 2004 in South Carolina; they were divorced in 2011.
He was employed for the past 8 years at St. Cloud Hospital as a CT Technologist.
His hobbies included fishing, hunting, writing and spending time with his two children.
Survivors include daughter Kate Maureen McKeown and son Aidan Thomas McKeown of Albany, MN; parents Thomas and Pamela (Wallien) McKeown of Creston, Iowa; sister Megan and brother-in-law Adam Sears, of Lowell, MA.; nephew Thomas and niece Emily Sears of Lowell, MA; grandmother Mavis Punt of Lakeville, MN., and grandfather David Wallien of Fairmont, MN., and Tucson, AZ. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he dearly loved.
Andy was preceded in death by his grandparents James Byron McKeown and Alice Jane McKeown of Montevideo; step-grandfather Wilbert Mace of Montevideo; Martin Punt of Sioux Center, IA; and step-grandmother Shirley Wallien of Fairmont.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, February 1st at 12:00 noon at Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Drive SE in St. Cloud, MN with Pastor Wayne Anderson officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 1st beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church prior to the service. Memorials are preferred for a benefit fund for Kate and Aidan McKeown, children. Donations can be made to US Bank Kate and Aidan McKeown Fund, 1015 West Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301 or any US Bank location.
Andy was a gentle spirit who wore his heart on his sleeve; he had a personal relationship with his Lord and Savior and is now at peace. His family takes comfort in knowing we will see him again, for it isn’t the end of him but only the beginning! The beginning of a much better life where… ”He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4.