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Alan Lee Keune

March 19, 1953 — July 6, 2023

North Little Rock

Alan Lee Keune

Alan Keune, age 70, of Maumelle, AR passed away on, July 6, 2023, at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock.

Alan Lee Keune was born March 19, 1953, the third son of Kenneth C. and Ruth Pauline (Anderson) Keune. He grew up in Fort Atkinson, IA and graduated from Turkey Valley High School in 1971. He worked with his dad at Keune’s Tiling and Trenching for several years along with starting his own business, Al’s Backhoe Service. Alan was often seen on the seat of his motorcycle, dune buggy, snowmobile, or 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge.  

On February 6, 1986, Alan married Holly Ean in Rochester, MN. Alan managed a Jiffy Lube Store in Rochester.  In 1997 they moved to the North Little Rock, AR area. For 21 years Alan operated large machinery, lately operating a quarry haul truck for Granite Mountain Quarry, formally known as McGeorge Contracting Co. Alan enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, and taking care of their acreage. In 2004, Alan was a forensic consultant and horseshoe aficionado. Alan was known for his mechanical skills in any car, truck, or snowmobile. If it was broken, he could fix it. His little secret was sewing (this skill he got from his mother).

Alan is survived by his wife Holly of Maumelle, AR and his two sons, Caleb (Nancy) Keune of West Gardiner, ME and Marshal (Caitlin) Keune of Sherwood, AR, along with 3 grandchildren Quinn Keune, Paisley Keune, and Kiley Keune. His siblings: Mike (Bonnie) Keune of Little Turkey, IA; Kenneth R. (Susan) Keune of Decorah, IA, and Penny (Jamie) Johnson of Sumner, IA, sister-in-law Susan Keune of Marion, IA, brother, and sisters-in-law: Claudette (John) Lamprect of Burnsville, MN, Jay (Renee) Ean of Rochester, MN, Mary Beth Ean of Rochester, MN, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth C. and Ruth Pauline (Anderson) Keune, his brother Gary Keune, and nephew Mark Keune, his father and mother-in-law, Norbert, and Loretta Ean, and his Brother-in-law Bruce Ean.   

He Leaves us with this Quote “I’m glad you got to see me”.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Rev. 21:4         

Visitation will be held from 6:00PM-8:00PM on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at Smith-Sherwood Funeral Home (7700 Hwy 107).


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