Richard Dale "Dick" Kean(1937 - 2013)

Dick Kean passed on Dec. 21 after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Utica, Kan., on May 25, 1937, to Oral Maxine Kean and Frank Elmer Kean. Dick spent his childhood in Hoisington, Kan. The family moved to Greeley, where Dick joined the U.S. Navy and served 2½ years between 1955 and 1957.
Dick married Lois Bohannon on Sept. 1, 1961, in Hoisington. They moved to Lakewood to start a family in April 1962. On Sept. 1, 2013, Dick and Lois celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.
Dick was a friendly, hard-working man. He earned his living in construction in the drywall business. Dick enjoyed camping, fishing, golf, penny poker, country music and trips to Branson, Mo. When he retired, he enjoyed making yard ornaments, which he always happily shared with neighbors and friends.
Dick was a dedicated husband and father. Dick is survived by his wife, Lois; daughters Valorie and DeAnna, son Greg; 11 grandchildren, Tyler, Sam, Ricky, Kelly, Brandi, Bryanna, Sydney, Ian, Courtney, Brendan, Lauren; one great-granddaughter, Tiffany; as well as brothers Dennis and Randy and sister Paula.
Dick will be most remembered for being a family man. His generosity, kind spirit, smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Published in Columbine Courier from Jan. 1 to Jan. 7, 2014