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Keith Panos

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Keith “Moe” Panos age 49 of Little Turkey, IA died Saturday January 23, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday January 28, 2016 at Assumption Catholic Church, Little Turkey with Rev. Nick March celebrating the service. Interment will be held at a later date. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Assumption Catholic Church - Little Turkey. Visitation continues an hour prior to Mass on Thursday. Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home - Protivin is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences for Keith's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com Keith “Moe” Panos was born May 8, 1966, in New Hampton, IA, the son of Alden and Marie (Snyder) Panos. He received his formal education from Turkey Valley Schools, graduating with the class of 1984. After graduation he entered the U.S. Army and remained in the Army Reserves for 15 years. On September 24, 1988, Keith was married to Julie Geerts. To this union three children were born. The couple later divorced. Keith started driving truck for Schneider International and then went on to work for Featherlite. In 1996 he began working at Croell Redi-Mix in Lawler and New Hampton. He had been working there ever since. Keith loved to go to auctions. He enjoyed buying different collectable items such as old toys or carnival glass. He had a passion for trucks and loved going to truck shows. Keith also loved his dogs, they were a part of his family. Keith will always be remembered for giving people a hard time and always being there for people. He will also be remembered as one of the hardest workers you could ever meet. He is survived by his parents, Alden and Marie Panos of Little Turkey, IA; two sons, Devin Panos of Little Turkey, IA and Derek Panos of New Hampton, IA; one daughter, Chyna (Michael Alderson) Panos of Sumner, IA; two step-grandchildren, Madison and Travis; three brothers, Steve (Bev) Panos of Spillville, IA, Tony (Charlene) Panos of Holly Hill, FL and Glenn Panos of Daytona Beach, FL; one sister, Margaret (Jay) Uhlenhake of Lawler, IA; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Adolph and Margaret Panos, Joseph and Mary Snyder; his two beloved dogs, Trey and Dozer.

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  1. I worked with Keith in ’94 at Featherlite and gave him a nickname of ‘Radar’. Ran into him again last year when I was doing some concrete work and the other workers got a kick out of the nickname. Sorely missed. Ron Corbin

  2. To Keith’s parents and children, may you find peace and comfort in the memories you have. I was a neighbor growing up and a classmate of Keith’s from K-9th grade. He was a good guy. I’m very sorry for your sudden loss. May he rest in peace. God bless you all. Amen. Mary Jo Bruess (Rothman)

  3. So sorry to Keith family was a friend and co worker for my husband gene we have one of the puppies she spoiled rotten. So we will miss Keith. Deb Curtis sumner

  4. Chyna, my prayers are with you and your family. I am sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing funny and serious moments you shared with your dad. God Bless. Michelle Keller

  5. Glen and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you all remember the good times with Keith. God Bless. Laura ‘Nulty’ Hutchens

  6. Sincerest sympathy to Moe’s family. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

  7. All your friends at Bauer Built Tire purchased the Beautiful in Blue for the family of Keith Jay Panos.

  8. Chyna, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your Dad but from reading all these comments I’m learning that he was an awesome guy that was loved by many. May you find comfort in the many memories you have of him.

  9. Alden & Marie, It is such a shock to read about the loss you have endured. My heart goes out to Keith’s children, to you and your family. May God hold you close during this difficult time. I will be praying for all of you. Sending sympathy and love. JoAnn Dostal

  10. Our deepest sympathy to Chyna, Deven, Derek, Eldon, Marie and Keith’s siblings. I remember the family riding the same school bus and living down the road from my Grandma Pechota. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lee and Pam Shores

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. Sudden passings are so hard and I wish you all peace. Chyna we have gotten to know you thru Travis and I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this hard time. From Julie Jones

  12. Thinking about you and praying that God will hold you in the palm of his hand during this tragic time. Take Care! Jan Bear

  13. Jay Kubat Family & POMPS Tire Rochester purchased the Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum for the family of Keith Jay Panos.

  14. Our deepest sympathies go out to Alden and Marie and Keith’s siblings and their families. Chyna Devin and Derek we love you with all our hearts and will always be here for you. All our love Mom and Dan.

  15. My sympathy to the family and friends of Keith Panos. I remember him and his children from my days working at Turkey Valley – full of energy! May God bless you all. Karen Schmitt

  16. Sending heartfelt sympathy to Keith’s family and friends. Though it has been a few years since I last ‘ran into’ Keith, I have many fond memories of visiting with him when Gregg and I owned the LT Tap. What a fun and crazy guy! May God’s ever presence and loving memories fill the emptiness in your hearts during this very difficult time. Dixie Wakeman…………San Diego

  17. To the family of Keith Panos, You have our heartfelt sympathy. He will be truly missed by many people. His quick wit and hardworking attitude has touched the lives of us all. Chyna, Devin and Derek, if there is anything we can do please let us know. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dennis and Diane

  18. Chyna, Devin, and Derek and all the Panos family. So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. You three kids meant the world to him and you will forever have him in your hearts. Our deepest sympathies go out to Alden, Marie and all of Keiths siblings. It is so difficult to lose someone so suddenly and unexpected. Draw strength and comfort from each other. Remember all the happy, fun times. All of us will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Derek. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jamie & Trish Wegner

  20. To the Panos family. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Nick and April Wegner

  21. To the Panos Family You are all in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss and I pray the Lords love and grace will find you all some comfort during this difficult time.

  22. Panos Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. . I lost my when she was 49, so I know there is nothing anyone can say or do to help with the amount of pain your heart feels, but please hold close to one another and always remember the good times and the wonderful memories.

  23. Moe was one of the most happy go lucky guys I have known & he always had something funny to say. He was a hard working & dedicated father who always talked about how proud he was of his kids. He had a ‘heart of gold & teasing laugh’ that will never be forgotten. His many friendship memories will be cherished by all that knew him.

  24. Chyna,Devon and Derek so sorry for your loss.your Dad was a good guy.Prayers for you all. From Rich &Jean Hackman .

  25. Chyna, Devon, Derek and family, so sorry for your loss/ Many thoughts and prayers for you all in this time. Keith was a great friend and will be miss by many. Sharon (Dreckman)-Zeien

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