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Troy Everett Keezer


Troy Everett Keezer

Born: Thu., Apr. 9, 1970

Died: Mon., May 9, 2016


1:00 PM Thu., May 12, 2016

Location: Red Lake Community Center

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., May 14, 2016

Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Troy Everett Keezer, age 46, of White Earth and lived in Red Lake all his life, passed away unexpectedly on May 9, 2016 at the Red Lake Hospital. He was born on April 9, 1970 in Minneapolis, the son of Clifford Hanks of White Earth and Marjorie Joyce Keezer of Nay-Tah-Waush.

Troy always had a good sense of humor and always had a bullshit story to share with everyone. He loved fishing, leeching, ricing, being in the outdoors, and going for family visits around his home town. Troy was very close to his daughter and enjoyed spending time with her. Troy was a generous kind hearted man who loved to cook.

Family that Troy joins again are his parents; Clifford and Marjorie, aunts and uncles; Marvin Hanks, Clifford Hanks, Sherald Hanks, Dale Hanks, Dennis Hanks and Gloria Granboise, step father Curt Rossbach and numerous cousins.

Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are his significant other Christal Pierre of Red Lake, son; Dion (Wendy Barrett) Pierre of Red Lake, daughter Baby Joyce Keezer of Red Lake, sisters; Susan Moffett of Shakopee, Patricia Hanks and Maggie Hanks both of White Earth, and one grandson; Mason Barrett of Redby.

A wake for Troy will begin at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Red Lake Community Center and will continue until the 1:00 p.m. service on Saturday, May 14 held at St. Mary's Mission in Red Lake. Father Jerry Rogers will officiate. Pallbearers will be Robert Keezer, Lawrence Lussier, Robin Lussier, Ivan Lussier, Keith Nedeau, Jr., Randy Norris, Gerald Jourdain, Smash Hanks, Justin Sigana, Jason Spears, Dion Pierre, David Head, David Hanks, Rock Keezer and Larry Sigana. Alternate pallbearer is Jay Lussier. Troy's honorary pallbearers are Susan Moffett, Maggy Hanks, Patricia Hanks, Joyce Keezer, Patricia Sigana, Rose Thunder, Jan Lussier, Andrea Antell, Carlene Sigana, Tawn White and Holly Alger. Interment will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Red Lake following his Saturday service.

Troy's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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