Date of Death: March 13, 2021
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until time of services beginning at noon at Corey Church of the Nazarene, 10056 Water St., Three Rivers with Pastor Gary Carr officiating. Interment will take place in Rosehill Cemetery.
Larry L. Keene Sr., 82, of Marcellus, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 at home.
He was born August 1, 1938 in Dowagiac, the son of Milford M. and Meta (Byrnes) Keene. After graduating from Dowagiac High School, he entered the Marines at age 17, and served for three years.
Larry worked at K&M Machine-Fabricating in Cassopolis, where he was a plant manager; South Shore Tool & Die in Baroda, North American in Three Rivers, and Houghton’s in Vicksburg. He served as the Marcellus fire chief and an EMT, the Marcellus village president, and Flowerfield Township clerk.
He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and his church family at Corey Church of the Nazarene. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling to Florida, working, driving, and sports – notably Detroit Tigers baseball and Michigan football.
Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife, Susan (York) Garrison Keene; son, Larry (Connie) Keene Jr. of Lawton; sons-in-law, David Hansen of Marcellus and Thomas Dalman of Marcellus; stepchildren, Laura (Gordon) Fries of Portage and Patrick Mullins of Constantine; grandchildren, Morgan (Scott) Byler, Zachary (Chelsea) Keene, Mallory Keene, David W. Hansen, Meghan (Brent Lundberg) Hansen and Ryan Hansen; great-grandchildren, Gibson Byler and Catherine Hansen; brother, Milford (Karen) Keene Jr. of Three Rivers; sisters, Linda Hutson of Zolfo Springs, Fla. and Bonnie (Ron) Sachse of Three Rivers; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlene (Huyck) Keene, in 2001; daughters, Kim Dalman and Penny Hansen; sisters, Martha Wirick and Jackie Richmond; brother, David Keene; step-son, Sean Vollmar.
Donations in Larry’s memory may be directed to Corey Church of the Nazarene or Kindred Hospice. Envelopes are available at and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, MI 49093.
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Susan and family,
Larry was a good man, he had a lot of personality, and a good sense of humor. I’m very sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you Larry and family!!! Keep all your memories of your dad close to your heart and he will always be near!!!❤️😇
Pam and Tyge Romig
Prayers for his family.
Condolences, healing prayers and loving hugs to your families. ❤️
I’m so sorry to hear about Larry. May the Universe send you peace & healing. I’m in Ohio so won’t be able to attend the service.
Aunt Susie, I am so deeply sorry for this loss. Uncle Larry was a great guy. He always made me laugh.
My condolences go out to the family and friends that knew him. RIP Sparky!
So sorry for your loss, Milford. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
We will miss you always Papa Larry, we love you!