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Keith E. Onken

Keith E. Onken, 79, of Ovid, CO, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022, at North Colorado Medical Center at Greeley, CO.

Keith was born on November 10, 1942, on the family farm in rural Lodgepole, Nebraska, to Armin and Minnie (Folkerts) Onken. He went to grade school in Lodgepole and graduated from Sidney High School.

Keith married Sharon J. Shoopman on July 12, 1961, at Sterling, CO. Their union was blessed with two daughters, Pamela and Camilla.

Keith worked at the family-owned “Onken’s Gas Station” in Sidney until 1962 when he went to work at Kansas-Nebraska Gas Company. In 1967, Keith took...


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