Keith Lloyd Bahr

August 31, 1938 ~ March 1, 2012

Visitation will be Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 2:30 to 4:30pm and one hour prior to service, at Hilltop UMC in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am Monday, March 5, at Hilltop UMC, with Pastor Brook McBride officiating. Burial will be at Center Creek Cemetery, rural Granada, MN. Friends and family are invited to join the family at Winnebago United Methodist Church following the committal.

Keith Lloyd Bahr was born August 31, 1938, to Lloyd and Freda (Logan) Bahr on the family farm in rural Granada. He attended school in Huntley through the eighth grade. He quite school to take over the family’s dairy operation and to work on the farm. This was the beginning of a long career that demonstrated his hard working ethics that involved custom farming of grain, swathing and baling and dairy cattle. He also had a tremendous love for animals that included cattle, horses and his dogs.

Keith married Sharon Speed on July 10, 1959 at the Winnebago United Methodist Church. The couple was blessed with four children.

Besides hard work, Keith will be remembered for his love of hunting anything; especially deer.

Sadly, in December, Keith suffered a major disabling stroke. On Thursday, March 01, 2012, Keith, 73, died at Southridge Care Center, in Sioux Falls, SD.

Keith is survived his wife, Sharon, of Valley Springs, SD; one daughter, Becky (Mike) Tonne, Granada, MN; two sons, Steve, of Marlow, OK and Jim (Nancy) of Brandon, SD; seven grandchildren, one brother Kenneth (Sandi) Bahr, Pequot Lakes, MN and one sister, Karen (James) Kortuem, Rapidan, MN.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Timothy Bahr.

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  • Jean and George Murphy says:

    Sharon and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We have shared many laughs with Keith and will never forget the great times and memories.

  • RobbinNeusch says:

    To the family… I always remember Keiths laugh and smile. My first husband (Brett Graham) and I used to stop out and talk to Keith when he was milking or working with the horses. Steve and Keith would always stop into the gas station I worked at in Fairmont. Steve would always buy the beer there.. I remeber the day steve was actually old enough to buy beer how Keith got a chuckle out of that as I never carded Steve. May God bless your family

  • Stacy Huntington Scofield says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. The many memories of our horse adventures are often revisited fondly.

  • Ardell Blekfeld says:

    Sharon, Becky, Steve, Jim and families,

    My sincerest sympathy to you–I have so many fond memories of Keith and the Huntley days. I always remember him buying Lori chocolate ice cream and laughing when she dripped it down the front of her–such a joker. May you all find comfort in the memories that each of you hold dearly and may God grant you all peace and comfort in the days ahead!! My love to each of you!

    Ardell (Jose) Blefkeld

  • Val (Lane) & Ronnie Hall says:

    Sharon, Becky, Steve, Jim and Family,
    So Sorry for the Loss of your Loved one. I have fond memories of Keith and Family from the good old Huntley days. GOD BLESS and Comfort all of you. Sending our LOVE, Prayers & Strength to all. ~♥Val & Ronnie Hall

  • Leo and Rosie Heinrichs says:

    Sorry to heard about your loss, but we remmber all the good times we had with you guys at the horse shows. Are thoughts are with you.

  • Roger and Cindy Wolter says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the memories of time with Keith, May God Bless your family. Roger and Cindy Wolter

  • Ykema family says:

    Our sincerest sympathy from the Ykema family to yours. We had the honor of meeting Jim’s parents at his home and was always there at the Luverne horse shows. Keith’s caring attitude extended well beyond his own family. He will be missed but his kindness won’t be forgotten.

  • Rick and Lori Dump says:

    You are all in our thoughts with your loss of Keith. We both enjoyed our time with Keith. We never knew when he would drop by for a visit. His smile and visits will be greatly missed.
    Rick and Lori

  • Tonya Graham says:

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your family member. I don’t know anyone other than Steve and Sharon. But I will never forget them for the support and sympathy they showed me when I lost my dad in sept. My prayers go up to you all!

    Tonya Graham

  • Sandi Sonnicksen Paczkowski says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!

  • Karen & Brad Anders says:

    Sharon & Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. Keith will be dearly missed by all. I was just thinking about Keith the other day, and the different adventures we had together.Fondest memories.
    Karen & Brad Anders

  • Nancy Sahr says:

    Sharon, I am so sorry for your! I will NOT be able to make it to Winnebago either. I can explain it to you when I see or talk to you later.
    Again you have my thoughts and prayers! Love alway, Nancy

  • Travis Heuertz & Family says:

    Jim and family sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our prayers. May God bless you in this time of need.

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