Donna Thill-Keough


Donna A. Thill-Keough of Epsom, N.H., formerly of the Town of Belgium, died unexpectedly in Elk Grove, Calif., Monday, June 3. She was 60.

Mrs. Thill-Keough was born in Port Washington on March 17, 1959, to Gordon and Mary Wester Thill.  

She grew up on the family dairy farm in the Town of Belgium and graduated from Ozaukee High School in 1977.  

Mrs. Thill-Keough studied at the  University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she earned a degree in animal science.  

On June 20, 1981, she married Gary Keough at Holy Cross Catholic Church in the Town of Belgium.

The couple moved to South Dakota and later to Missouri, Virginia, Michigan, and New Hampshire, following her husband’s career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The couple recently visited Sacramento, Calf.

Her family said Mrs. Thill-Keough “was a down-to-earth woman with a fiery spirit and a sparkle in her eye.” She enjoyed scrapbooking, playing the game Angry Birds and cheering for the  Green Bay Packers.

Mrs. Thill-Keough is survived by her husband Gary of Epsom, N.H.; and daughters Erin (Daniel) Southerington of Richmond, N.H., and Allison Keough of Syracuse, N.Y.  

She is further survived by her parents Gordon and Mary Thill of Fredonia; brother Paul (Jennifer) Thill of the Town of Belgium; parents-in-law Robert and Anna Keough of Argyle; and brothers and sisters-in-law Colleen (Randy Lake) Keough of  Pasadena, Calif., Michael (Lori) Keough of Monticello, Kenneth Keough of Madison, Mary (Kenneth) Ledman of Alexandria, Minn., and William (Holly) Keough of Manawa.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Divine Savior Parish, Holy Cross Chapel in Belgium. Father Neil Zinthefer will preside.   

 Visitation will be at the church Thursday from 4 p.m. until the service.

Memorials to the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight are suggested.

Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is handling the arrangements.




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