Co-Founder Robert Keene Passes

February 3, 2013  Minneapolis, MN  


Robert A. Keene (July 14, 1925), Co-Founder and Chairman of The John Roberts Company passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the age of 87.


Corporal Robert A. Keene, Second Marine Division United States Marine Corps, was a very proud Marine of his service as well as the company he built; The John Roberts Company.  He co-founded The John Roberts Company in 1951 with E. John Chelberg, which today employs over 300 employees.   Michael Keene, President and CEO of The John Roberts Company, stated, "our values originated from Robert Keene and his spirit will forever be the foundation of The John Roberts Company." 


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Thursday 4 - 8 PM

Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home

515 Hwy 96 West

Shoreview,MN 55126



Friday 12:00 Noon

Visitation begins at 11:00 AM

St. Odilia Catholic Church

3495 Victoria Street North

Shoreview,MN 55126


Celebration of Bob Keene's Life

Friday (following the Funeral and Interment)

North Oaks Golf Club

54 East Oaks Road

North Oaks, MN 55127