Keogh, James J. age 77 of Blaine, passed away on November 13th after his struggle with leukemia. He was a patriot and proud veteran, serving from 1961-65 as a Russian translator in Turkey. He will be remembered as a Teamster, tinkerer, carpenter, golfer, golf smith, and philosopher, and particularly as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Joanne; children James (Karen), John (Shonna), Julie (Mike), Aileen, and Colin (Nickie); grandchildren Noah, Brennan, Jack, Sydney, Sommer, Skylar, Caden, Wyatt, and Oscar; siblings Ann, Tom, Pat, and Mike; many other loving family and friends. Due to covid, memorial service will be private. Inurnment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Minneapolis VA. Livestream will be available on: Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000