|Remembering Harrison Keel|
Harrison S. Keel, retired building services technician as housing lead in the family apartment area, died Nov. 4 at his home in Grand Forks. He was 54.
Keel, the son of John Oliver and Meta Jo (Blake) Keel, was born June 17, 1952, in Wilmington, N.C. He lived in many places growing up but called Wilmington home. He graduated from Doughterty County High School at Albany, Ga., in 1970. Harrison joined the U.S. Air Force in 1973 and moved in Grand Forks. In 1975 he moved to Turkey, and turned to Grand Forks in 1976.
He married Cathy McGiffin on Feb. 12, 1980 in Crookston, Minn., and retired from the Air Force in 1993.
He graduated from UND in 1997, with a bachelor's degree in arts and communication, and began working at the University in 2003, where he received the meritorious service award in May 2006.
He is survived by his wife, children, Sean Collins, RAF Molesworth, UK; Tiffany (Jonathan) Straub, Valdosta, Ga.; Tracy (Shane) Spivey, Lake Park, Ga.; and Marci (Clayton) Thomas, Great Falls, Mont.; five grandchildren; brother and niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and cousin Swain.
Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks.