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Former NW Neb Resident Succombs To COVID-19

MAPLE GROVE, MN – Another person with ties to the Chadron are has died of coronavirus COVID-19. 84-year old Charles “Charlie” or “Bob” Keal of Maple Grove, Minn, grew up in northwest Nebraska and graduated from Chadron High School. He died April 15 of COVID-19.

After high school, Keal spent 4-years in the U-S Air Force before attending and graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He then worked for IBM in Rochester, Minn, for 25 years before taking early retirement and becoming a college instructor, teaching Computer Science at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Keal’s family is planning an online remembrance gathering. Memorials can be made online to The Food Group emergency food shelter at thefoodgroupmn.thankyou4caring.org