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In Memory of

Keane Allan Laakson

January 12, 1966 - July 26, 2012

Obituary


After a brief but vicious battle, Keane Laakson, age 46, a lifelong resident of the Hayward area, died on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his home.
Keane was born on January 12, 1966, in Hayward to parents Wayne "Jack" and Carlene (Pennington) Laakson. He graduated from Hayward High School and continued his education at UW LaCrosse. On June 10, 1995, he was married to his friend and partner Suzanne "Sam". Keane was a gifted athlete named one of the top 25 athletes in 25 years of Hayward High School twice, once for football and once...

After a brief but vicious battle, Keane Laakson, age 46, a lifelong resident of the Hayward area, died on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his home.
Keane was born on January 12, 1966, in Hayward to parents Wayne "Jack" and Carlene (Pennington) Laakson. He graduated from Hayward High School and continued his education at UW LaCrosse. On June 10, 1995, he was married to his friend and partner Suzanne "Sam". Keane was a gifted athlete named one of the top 25 athletes in 25 years of Hayward High School twice, once for football and once for basketball. He owned two thriving businesses, Stone Lake Oil and Laakson Ent. He had been a fantastic carpenter alongside, his best friend Kurt Proctor. He loved to golf and race stock cars. He enjoyed making people laugh and was always there with a smile and a helping hand. He was the most intelligent, compassionate and creative man I knew. Those that knew him loved and respected him. He will be missed terribly.
Keane is survived by his wife Sam, mother Carlene Dalesandro of Hayward, brothers and sisters:, Kel (James) Zett of Presque Isle, WI, Kerri (Neil) Goodman of Portland, MI, Kenny (Dawn) Goodwin of Lansing, MI, Kendra Zumsteg of Pewamo, MI, Keith (Siri) Goodwin of The Woodlands, TX, Kevin (Linda) Goodwin of Portland, MI, Marsha (Peter) De-Beukelar of Green Bay, WI, nephews and nieces, and many friends in business and the racing community.
Keane was preceded in death by his father Wayne "Jack" Laakson.
There will be a party at the Sawmill Saloon to celebrate Keane, Sunday August 12th from 3 until 7.
Please no flowers or money although the thought is greatly appreciated, it is not necessary.