Keith “Skeeter” Konickson, 55 of St. Hilaire, MN passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at his residence.

A gathering time for family and friends will be held from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. Burial will be at Community Cemetery in St. Hilaire, MN.

Keith Douglas Konickson was born August 5, 1965 in Thief River Falls, MN the second of three sons born to Jerry and Arlys (Swenson) Konickson. He was baptized and confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church in St. Hilaire, MN. Keith attended St. Hilaire Elementary School, Franklin Middle School and graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls.

Following high school, Keith worked at Vigen Construction in Red Lake Falls, MN. At the age of 21, Keith was involved in a motorcycle accident which left him with physical challenges.

Skeeter had an adventurous spirit. He loved spending time in the outdoors, fishing, camping, kayaking, swimming and spending time with his loving family and friends. He also had a soft heart for animals. Skeeter was always up for a good time. He had a great sense of humor and his quick wit would always make others laugh.

Despite his challenges, Skeeter could be found throughout the St. Hilaire community cruising around on his scooter.

Survivors include his mother, Arlys; brother, Bradley both of St. Hilaire; niece and nephew, Jade and Chase Konickson, several aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends; and his cat, Keko.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Konickson in 2002; brother, Kurt in 2011; grandparents, Henry and Alice Konickson, and Alvin and Dorothy Swenson.


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