Obituaries

Ryan Patrick Keegan

Aug 21, 2019
Keegan, Ryan

Services

Mass of Christian Burial: will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church , 1021 Poplar St.  La Porte CIty, Iowa 50651

Visitation

4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1021 Poplar St. La Porte City, IA 50651 and one hour before the service.

Cemetery

West View Cemetery

Memorials

May be directed to the family, where a memorial fund will be established at a later date.

Biography

Ryan Patrick Keegan, 43, of La Porte City, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at MercyOne Medical Center Waterloo as a result of injuries sustained in an accident. He was born November 16, 1975 in Waterloo the son of Richard “Dick” and Constance “Connie” Schmit Keegan.  

He was a 1994 graduate of Union High School in La Porte City and attended Hawkeye Community College for Agriculture Technology.  

He married Audra Jean Schmitz on August 29, 1998 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City.

Ryan worked at P&K Midwest in Keystone as a Service Technician and owned and operated Ryan’s Repair Inc. in La Porte City.

Survived by: his wife, Audra of La Porte City; two daughters, Alexa Jean and Alivia Katherine both at home; one son, Jace Ryan at home; his parents, Dick and Connie Keegan of La Porte City; three brothers, Kevin (Michelle), Keith (Darcy), Neal (Katy) all of La Porte City; three sisters, Denise (Todd) Clark of La Porte City, Leta (Dan) Schmit of Jesup, Angi (Todd) Fischels of La Porte City; father and mother-in-law, Dan (Donna) Schmitz of La Porte City; one brother-in-law, Lance Schmitz of Grand Junction, Colorado and two sisters-in-law, Annette (Ryan) Franzen of Grand Junction, Colorado, Alicia Schmitz of La Porte City and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: paternal grandparents, Robert (Kathryn) Keegan; maternal grandparents, John (Sally) Schmit and one nephew, James Keegan.

Ryan was a quiet young man who so loved his wife and kids very much.  Given a natural talent for mechanical repairs and tech knowledge, he would often be called upon seven days a week to put that talent to work.

He would always answer that call with enthusiasm as this was his second “love”.  He also enjoyed the outdoors, riding tractors, tending to his cows, and sitting around a fire pit.  He was a hardworking, helpful man who reminded us not to worry about the small stuff.

Ryan will be lovingly and sadly missed by his family, friends and co-workers.

La Porte City Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131. 

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  1. Robin | Aug 29, 2019
    Sympathies to your family, thinking of you all and wishing you peace of mind at this hard time.
  2. Zach McFarland | Aug 26, 2019
    Thoughts and prayers to your family. Will miss Ryan's sense of humor.
  3. Marvin and Sue Hrubes | Aug 25, 2019
    Our prayers and sympathy go out to all the family members.  We were so sad to hear the news.  Ryan's smile in the picture at the lead of this obit page tells a great story.  May he rest in peace.  We will miss him.
  4. Don & Pam Mahood | Aug 25, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a great guy and will be dearly missed by so many.
  5. Tim and Jill Marshall | Aug 24, 2019
    Ours prayers go out to Audra, Dick and Connie, and the rest of the Keegan family.
  6. Susan (Jaquith) Johnson | Aug 23, 2019
    Prayers to the Keegan family. Thinking of you all.
  7. Jodi & Evan Hrabak and family | Aug 23, 2019
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Ryan's passing. Ryan was always such a kind person. We will be praying for you all. 
  8. Sandy Westendorf Hackbarth | Aug 23, 2019
    Very sorry for your loss, Audra, Dick & Connie and your whole wonderful family!  You are all in our thoughts and prayers
  9. Chris and Lori Marshall | Aug 23, 2019
    So very sorry to hear this news.  Our thoughts go out to the whole Keegan family.  Prayersfrom Colorado.
  10. Brian Moline | Aug 23, 2019
    My sincere condolences to Audra, and to Ryan’s entire family. I will always remember Ryan’s smile, sense of humor, and the twinkle in his eye. 
  11. Jessica Caughron | Aug 23, 2019

    Audra I am so saddened to be hearing of your famiyour familys loss.  You are heavy on my heart and deep in my thoughts.  

    Jessica Caughron (Shampoo Salon)

  12. Brian and Mary Jaquith | Aug 23, 2019
    Our sympathies go out to all who were touched by this  great guy!  He will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts.  Rest in gods arms Ryan!
  13. Branden & Jenn Petersen | Aug 23, 2019
    I remember Ryan’s kindness and gentle spirit. Our condolences to the Keegan family.
  14. Tammy Carlson | Aug 23, 2019
    Sending our thoughts and prayers for the entire Keegan family.  Ryan was a great technician and good coworker. He will be surely missed by many.
  15. Stacey (Lesh) Borrenpohl | Aug 23, 2019

    I'm so very sorry for this loss for Audra, their children, and the Keegan family. I remember Ryan for his easy going way, sense of humor, and that warm smile. I'm praying for you all.

  16. Nancy(Carroll) Ledoux | Aug 23, 2019
    Our prayers & thoughts are with you Dick & Connie, and you're whole family. We am so sorry for your loss. Love, Nancy (Carroll) Ledoux, and my girls Kim Carroll Manley, Paula Carroll Brooks.
  17. Shawn | Aug 23, 2019
    Prayers for all of you! Bob and Shawn Buhrow
  18. Bill & John Bartenhagen | Aug 23, 2019
     Kevin, so sorry to hear about your brother. You are in our thoughts.

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