Kevin Keil

Kevin Keil

Kevin Keil, 64, of Springfield, died peacefully at his home Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, August 10, at Sturm Funeral Home.  Family and friends shared memories at Kevin’s house Tuesday evening, August 11. John Watson American Legion Post 257 provided military honors.

Kevin Keil was born June 26, 1951, in Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota, to Alexander Albert Jr. and Mary Ann (Groebner) Keil. He attended St. Raphael Catholic School and Springfield High School. Kevin served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. He worked many years for Carlson Construction and M&R Paving and Excavating. Kevin enjoyed life on his hobby farm where he worked in his shop restoring classic vehicles. He also enjoyed painting, fishing, and woodcarving, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Kevin had a love for animals and raised horses for a few years.

Kevin is survived by his children, Jessica and husband Matthew Bushard of Shakopee, and Travis Keil and wife Leslie of Eden Prairie; grandson Noah Bushard; sisters, Sharon (Jack) Sturm of Aitkin, and Kathy Keil of St. Cloud; and nephews, Jeffrey Sturm and wife Angie of Alaska and their daughter; and Tim Sturm and wife Misty of Aitkin and their two sons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex, in 1993, and Mary Ann, in 1997. 

The Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield handled funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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