Keith M. Sand

Keith M. Sand age 75 of Eau Galle, passed away on Tuesday September 3, 2019 at the American Lutheran Nursing Home in Menomonie.
Keith was born November 17, 1943 in Durand. He was the son of Leonard and Lorraine (Holcomb) Sand and grew up in the Eau Galle community on the home farm. He attended elementary school in Eau Galle and Durand High School. After high school, Keith continued farming with his family and eventually took over the family farm. Besides farming Keith was active in making maple syrup. He sold his syrup locally and at the Minneapolis Farmers Market for 14 years. Keith also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, spending time family and friends.
Keith is survived by his second wife, Shirley of Menomonie; two sons, Mike (Angie Rud) Sand of Elmwood; Troy (Heather) Sand of Eau Galle; four granddaughters, Aubrey, Madison, McKinley, Miley; six step daughters, Pamela Marson, Denise Holcomb, Linda Hoyt, Michelle Roemhild, Dawn Hillstead, Cheryl Roemhild; 18 step grandchildren and 36 step great grandchildren; a brother, Duane (Helene) of Utica, NY and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Saturday September 14, 2019 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.
Memorials are preferred to either the Eau Galle Sportsman’s Club or Clearview Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Durand is serving the family.


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