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Keith Elmer Morkve, 65, of Hatton, North Dakota, died Friday October, 25th, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Keith was born February 12, 1948, to Arnold and Gertrude (Naastad) Morkve. Keith grew up at the rural farm. He attended Garfield #1 and Hatton Public School. Keith was also a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of rural Hatton. On April 15, 1978, Keith married Karen Elgie in Minot, ND. Together, they had two daughters.
Keith spent 15+ years working at the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, retiring last April. Retirement found him a little busier than he ever planned on being, just working around the home farm. Keith always kept a nicely mowed yard, and loved to move snow. It was always company and parking lot ready through every season.
Keith was very creative with his hands. He could look at most anything and recreate it. He had won many awards with his work at the Fertile Fair in Fertile, Minnesota. Keith had a very quiet, old soul, was kind and tender hearted, and loved to visit with anyone who would stop to talk.
Keith is survived by his mother, Gertrude, Hatton, ND; Daughters: Melissa (Jared) Bjorenson, Texas, Lindsay (Brian) Rudolph, Jamestown, ND; Grandchildren: Nicholas, Brandon, Brayden, Landon; Sisters: Arlene Olstad, Mayville, ND, Marilyn (Phil) Olstad, Minot, ND, Linda (Bruce) Stromstad, Beltrami, MN, Janet (Tom) Miller, Argusville, ND. Keith is also survived by the mother of his two daughters, Karen Morkve, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2:00pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, Rural Hatton, ND. A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00pm with a 7:00pm prayer service at Hatton Prairie Village, Hatton, ND.
My sympathy to all of Keith's family. I so enjoyed visiting with him all the years Mom lived at Sun Center. He always had a smile and time for a visit.
Arlene Osland Hanson Oct 30 2013 12:00 AM
How we'll miss our dear cousin Keith. We have many memories of him around our house - the wonderful things he has made for us over the years. My sisters and I are SO grateful we got to see him just over a month ago. What a great cousin he was! Love, Jerry & Nancy Willey
Nancy Willey Oct 29 2013 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathies at the passing of dear, sweet cousin Keith. We will remember him through the crafts and keepsakes and with many special memories. Love Beth and Terry Innes
Beth Innes Oct 29 2013 12:00 AM