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Keith D. Wells, 90

Feb 2, 2015

Formerly of Blue Earth Keith D. Wells, age 90, of Boone, Iowa, formerly of Blue Earth, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Westhaven Community Assisted Living, in Boone, Iowa. Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Hope United Methodist Church, in Blue Earth, the Rev. Russ Jacobsen officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Keith was born June 21, 1924, in Blue Earth, the son of John A. and Lewie A. (Reynolds) Wells. He was raised in rural Blue Earth and Elmore and was a 1943 graduate of Elmore High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 as a combat veteran who was wounded in action. He returned from his service and was soon married to Marvel Weber on Feb. 18, 1947, in Blue Earth. Keith was a full-time lineman with Blue Earth City Power for 32 years and worked part-time for 12 additional years. He was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church until its merging with Hope United Methodist Church, where he was currently a member. He held various offices in his church and was a member of the American Legion Post 89, VFW Post 4580 and the Disabled American Veterans. Keith was a 20 year member of the Blue Earth Fire Department and local Ambulance service for 11 years. He was a staff member of Patton Funeral Home for 17 years as well. Keith loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He and Marvel enjoyed concerts, plays, traveling and were active dancers.

Keith is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Carolyn) Wells, of Boone, Iowa; daughter, Kimberlee (Wane) Souhrada, of Stewartville; grandchildren, Brandon (Melanie) Lee, Justin (Emily) Wells, Collin (Amy) Gaffney, Lisa (Filipe) Olas; great grandchildren, Cody Lee, Brandon Lee, Jr. and Carter Wells.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marvel; brothers, Derald, Virgil, Austin, Carroll and Wilbur “Pat” Wells; sisters, Cleora George, Cecil Gangstee and Lelia Worlie and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Wells.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com. Expressions of sympathy are preferred in the form of memorial donations.