CHARDON – Keith “Skip” Halleen, age 85, of Chardon, passed away Nov. 10, 2021, at David Simpson Hospice House in Euclid.
Born July 16, 1936, in Ashtabula, he was the only son of the late Richard and Geraldine (nee McCool) Halleen.
After finishing his service in the National Guard, he worked as a union plumber (Local 55 Cleveland) for over 35 years. The jobs he was most proud of included what is formerly known as Jacobs Field, Cleveland Browns stadium and Perry Nuclear Plant.
He showed incredible grit and compassion in every aspect of his life. Keith put all he had into what he did and wasn’t afraid to tell it like it is.
He loved Ohio sports, nature and beer. But more than anything he loved being around family.
He was a devoted father to four: Lori Sorley (nee Halleen), Scott (Kwangmi) Halleen, Paul Halleen and Ronald (Rebecca) Halleen. A loving grandfather to eight: Joshua, Amanda, Katie, Corwin, Heather, Brandon, Ava and Wyatt. An adoring great-grandfather to nine. A caring uncle to many and a loyal friend to many others.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Roberta “Bobbie” Halleen (nee Close).
Family and friends are invited to say a final goodbye to Skip on Nov. 15, 2021, from 5-8 p.m., with a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021, at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon.
Burial will follow at Hambden Township Cemetery.
Arrangements made by Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chardon. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.