Mark Joseph Keefe was born on July 18, 1959 to James and Shirley Keefe in Fairmont, Minnesota. He attended St. John Vianney School through the 8th grade and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1978. He attended Mankato State University where he received his MBA. He married the love of his life Karen Marie Anderson on June 23, 1984. They originally lived in Zimmerman MN. and eventually built the home of their dreams in Eden Prairie. Mark worked for Target Corporation, Fingerhut, Donnelley Marketing and PrimeNet. He was the President and CEO of PrimeNet. On Feb. 10, 2010 Mark and Karen purchased PrimeNet in Largo, FL. and eventually expanded the operations to Shakopee, Minnesota. Mark and Karen have split their time between their homes in Seminole, FL and Eden Prairie, MN. Mark was a loving, generous, kind man with a great sense of humor. He valued hard work, loyalty and above all else, the love of his family was especially important to him. Mark enjoyed spending time at the beach with family and friends, traveling, cooking, collecting coins, fine wine, clocks and caring for his family.
Mark passed away on March 15, 2018 surrounded by his family at Largo Medical Center, Largo FL at the age of 58.
Mark is survived by his wife, Karen; son, Clinton and wife, Sarah Keefe (with twins on the way) of Helena MT., and their daughter, Kylie; daughter, Kendall of Los Angeles CA.; two sisters, Ann Beckel (Donald) of Dallas TX and Terri Franklin (Mike) of Apple Valley MN; one brother, Paul Keefe (Michelle) of Lakeville MN.; mother-in-law, Lou Ann Anderson; sisters-in-law, Debbie Dubuque (John) and Peggy Swenson (Byron), all of Crookston MN; brothers-in-law, Scott Anderson (Julie) Grand Rapids, MN, Rick Anderson of Kansas City, MO and Marleau Anderson of Brainerd, MN; nieces and nephews, Sarah Stoneman (Rodney) and children Owen, Brady, Knox; Rachael Payne (Douglas) and children, Max, Calvin, Miles; Martha Vu (Chinh) and children Elise, Jeremiah, Emily Haley (Chris), Laura Erchul (Tony), Joshua Franklin and fiancÃ© Jenna Nitschke; Mason Keefe, Taya Keefe, Myah Keefe, Thea Keefe, Amanda Dubuque, Matthew Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Hannah Anderson and fiancÃ© Matthew Walker, Rachel Bunten (Alex), Abby Swenson and children, Morgan, Madison and Ada; Luci Swenson, Kyle Swenson (Amber) and daughter Eleanor; Jake Anderson and children, Cleo, Marleau; Mariah Anderson (Zach) and children Connor, Anderson; Mychaela (Nick) and child Quin; and Lilly.
Mark will be dearly missed by many. When you see a beautiful sunset, it is a greeting of love from Mark.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) which had a special place in Markâ€™s heart.
Contact information for MOCA is (612) 822-0500. Their website is https://mnovarian.org.