Julia McKeever

Saturday, March 31, 2007
Julia McKeever

Julia McKeever, 96, of Albert City, and formerly of the Linn Grove and Sioux Rapids areas passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Pleasant View Home in Albert City.

Funeral services for Julia will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the Riverside Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove. Rev. Russell Westbrook will officiate.

Interment will follow at Barnes Township Cemetery at Linn Grove.

Julia Thressa Rosdail was born March 2, 1911, in Langford, S.D. She was raised and educated in the Langford area and also Rembrandt and Norway schools. She was a descendant of the Sloopers, the first group of Norwegian immigrants to travel to America aboard the sloop "Restoration" in 1825.

Julia was united in marriage to Virgil "Jack" McKeever on April 2, 1932, in Jackson, Minn. The couple farmed northeast of Linn Grove for 48 years. Both were members of the Riverside Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove. In 1974 they retired to Spencer. In 1990 they moved to Sioux Rapids and in 1992 celebrated 60 years of marriage. The Pleasant View Care Center in Albert City was Julia's home from August of 2000 until her death.

Julia is survived by her children: Jill Yriarte of Fort Dodge, Jerry McKeever and wife, Minnie of Sioux Rapids, Jeanette Cahalan and husband, Dick of Eagle Grove, Jackie (Tom) Ball and husband, Tom of Sutherland; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Ethel Rosdail.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents, Orvie and Dena Rosdail; brothers: Harris and Clarence Rosdail; grandson, William Jack McKeever; and son-in-law Marty Yriarte.

The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.

Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the Sliefert Funeral Home website: www.sliefert.com