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Alma Keney
10/8/2012
 
Pembina, N.D. - Alma Wilkie Keney passed away, with loving family by her side, at Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier, N.D., Oct. 3, 2012.
Thelma (Alma) Laura Kreitz was born in Ridgeville, Manitoba to Louis and Helen (Henning) Kreitz.
On Nov. 25, 1944, she married Lawrence E. Wilkie in Emerson, Manitoba. From this union, three sons were born, Lawrence D., Robert, and David. The family resided in Noyes, Minn.
Dec. 9, 1972, Lawrence E. died suddenly. Alma continued to reside in Noyes until January 1976, when she married Fred Keney. They resided in Hamilton, N.D.
In January 1983, Alma moved to Pembina, where she lived until she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May, 2012.
In the 1960's, Alma started to work at Motor Coach Industries where she was employed for many years. She worked past retirement age, as she valued the friendships she had there.
Alma loved spending time with her family and her friends. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, dancing, and the daily jumble word puzzle. She created beautiful afghans for her loved ones and handwrote cookbooks with her family member’s favorite recipes.
She spent a couple of winter months in Arizona with her dear friends, Burt and Martha Simmons.  
She is survived by her three sons and their families. Lawrence D. (Dianne) of Shoreview, Minn., Robert of Hugo Minn., and David (Marica) of Grand Forks, N.D., seven grandchildren,  and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Ruth, husband Lawrence E. and ex-husband, Fred Keney.
Funeral services were held Oct. 8, 2012, 1 p.m. at the Pembina Lutheran Church, Pembina, N.D.
Interment was held in Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock, Minn., with Rev. Beth Peterson, presiding; Bettie Lou Stegman, organist and Douglas Finney, soloist.  
Pallbearers were Alma’s grandchildren.
Austin Funeral Home, Hallock, was in charge of arrangements.   

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