Keegan Eli McCaskie

Keegan Eli McCaskie

Senior Airman McCaskie, Keegan Eli passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Lake Dallas, Texas. Born April 18, 1988 in Lawrence, KS Keegan spent much of his youth in the United Arab Emirates before moving to Rochester, MN. Keegan attended Al Ain English Speaking School in Al Ain, UAE and participated in the Al Ain Vipers Hockey program. In Rochester, MN Keegan participated in the Rochester Youth Hockey Association and was a member of the Mayo High School Swim Team. Keegan graduated from Guyer High School in Denton, Tx and attended University of North Texas before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 2010. Keegan excelled at everything he did, had a fantastic sense of humor and was deeply loved.

Stationed at Ft. Meade, Maryland Senior Airman McCaskie received many commendations during his service with the Air Force in Afghanistan and Djibouti, Africa: Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, NATO Medal.

He is survived by his mother, Julie Doty of Denton, Tx, sister Amy Skye McCaskie and niece Coral Weston of Ashland, OR, father Mac McCaskie of Prairie Village, KS, grandmother Lois Doty of Rochester, MN, aunts Debra Doty of Cedar Rapids, IA, Lois Marris and husband David, of Rochester, MN, Cheryl Bissonette and husband Matt, of Owatonna, MN, cousins, Damon, Maria, Allie, Joe, Jacob, Caleb, Madison, Elijah, Aaron.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents George and Helen McCaskie, maternal grandfather David D. Doty and uncle, Donald D. Doty.

Funeral services are being coordinated by Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home in Rochester, MN.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 3, 2013