Recent Losses

“In memory of many, In honor of all”

Joseph Keating: Heart #81

Co Founder of Second Chance for Life

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joe Keating. Joe will be missed by many.

Joseph Douglas Keating (JD) Age 90 of Woodbury MN died peacefully surrounded by family on November 26th 2018. Retired after a 38 year career at 3M. Joe was a 32 year heart transplant survivor, co-founder of the Second Change for Life Foundation, a heart transplant support group.

Ramona C. Foore:  Heart # 446

Former Second Chance for Life Board Member 

Foore, Ramona C. Age 71 of Rosemount, born March 15, 1947 in Webster, SD to Roman & Roseanna Grajczyk, passed away after a courageous struggle with heart problems as well as surviving after a heart transplant for 16 years. Ramona served in the U S Army during Vietnam.

Christopher Lower:

Chris was a two time heart transplant reciepent, he is survived by his wife,  3 children, his father and brothers. Chris also published a low sodium cookbook to help others with similar medical needs. Entire obituary can be found below. You will certainly be missed by many Chris.

Joe Rodgers:

Joe was survived by his mother, son, and daughter, along with his partner/girlfriend. Joe was a loving son, devoted and proud father, and a reliable friend to many. Joe was known for his sharp wit, sense of humor and contagious laugh. He will be missed by many.  Entire obituary for Joe can be found below:

Gregory Wentz:   Heart #912

Greg will be missed by many, He truly enjoyed visiting with people from all walks of life. He worked for Simon’s Furniture and Union Storage for many years, as well as owning a small business with his wife, Patti. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce. In retirement, he was a part-time courtesy van driver for Corwin Auto which was a perfect fit. He got to meet new people and drive around Fargo Moorhead checking out the latest road construction. Building and flying radio controlled airplanes was Greg’s hobby his entire life. He was a long time member and Board Member of the Red River Valley RC Flyers Club. Greg is survived by his wife, Patti, son, Brian (Sheila) Wentz, daughter, Sara (Matthew) Hoffmann, step-son, Michael (Michelle), and step-daughter, Jessica Monson. He will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren.!/Obituary