Thomas Alan Keith

Dec 21, 1946 - Oct 30, 2011

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What a wonderful thing to do Karen Knepp, as Garrison's magnificent PHC winds down, to remember another one of the primary reasons that show has been such a success and such a part of our lives....namely, Tom Keith. He was an integral part of the program and I enjoyed attending many, many live performances while he was on PHC and remember as well the countless mornings driving into St. Paul and listening to the inimitable Jim Ed Poole. Bless the memory of this gifted and good man and his...

"when someone we love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure..."

Although time softens the edges of grief, the loss remains. We cont. praying God will surround Tom's family & friends w/ His encouragement & strength. Karen & Family (TX)

r.i.p. Tom
You brought so many smiles to my face over the past 20 years.
I can hear your fireworks as they take you home. Your Elk's bugle salute to you is beautiful.

Thinking of Tom Keith passing over and his many gifts as Jim Ed, also of David Keith, Tom's brother whom I met when he worked in a family systems counseling practice reflecting the work of The Family Crucible, a book written by a family systems teacher from Madison Wisconsin. Wondered what ever become of David who I think moved to New York State.

Oh my I just found sad......

My strongest memories are of Jim Ed Poole. The wry self effacing wit, the great songs, the sports. His legacy of humor will linger a long time here. My condolences to his family, I am so sorry. The radio waves are a little less rich, a little less funny.......

To Tom's Dear Ones,
I just want to join the chorus and express my sorrow and condolences to all who knew Tom and loved him dearly, especially Tom's wife and family, his coworkers, chums, and neighbors. Hearing everyone speak so lovingly of Tom over this past week gives me more insight into his character and a deeper sense of the loss experienced by Tom's death. He has been an inspiration and a pure joy to so many of us. May we somehow learn a bit from his golden example, carry on his...

As a former MPR employee in the 80's as well as an usher at APHC, I have many fond memories of working with Tom. He was a kind, generous man with a great sense of humor. I would watch in awe while he worked his magic on stage. My heart goes out to his family.

A very sad day for all of us. Tom Keith has kept us entertained for more years than I can count on PHC. A true talent. One always wishes that they could have told him in person how much joy he brought all of the Saturday nigh listeners to PHC, It is a true gift when you can lift the spirits of so many on one night a week. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends, Bless you, Tom.

Sad day at Prairie Home Companion today. Tom will be greatly missed every Saturday night.. thoughts and prayers are with his family and the cast of the show.


Thomas's Obituaries

"Tom" Age 64 Tom was a well-known and beloved Minnesota Public Radio and Prairie Home Companion performer for 40 years. He passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 30. Tom grew up in West St. Paul. He joined the Marine Corps in 1965, completed four years of service, then received a...

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