Keith McVannell Obituary

Keith Lawrence McVannell
Keith Lawrence McVannell

November 17, 1953 - August 5, 2017
Born in Bay City, Michigan
Resided in Sunriver, OR


Keith McVannell was born in Bay City, Michigan on November 17, 1953 to Isabella and Ralph McVannell. Keith grew up in Bay City, Michigan, graduated from Bay City Central where he enjoyed and participated in one of his many interests: sports. In 1979 Keith, Sue (wife) and Shawn (son) moved to Oregon. Keith’s many interests included hunting, fishing, clamming & crabbing, hiking, and music. He had a deep commitment to his country and to God. Keith passed away at home after an 18 month battle with cancer.

He is survived by Susan McVannell (wife), Shawn & Teresa McVannell (son & daughter-in-law), Brandon McVannell (grandson), Bruce McVannell (brother), Darlene Dunn (sister-in-law), Carol White (sister-in-law), Sharon Nickerson (sister-in-law), Sandra & William French (sister-in-law and brother-in-law), Jerry Nickerson (brother-in-law), Rob Beaudoen (cousin) and other cousins.

Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 1pm at the McVannell residence.



Funeral Home
Baird Memorial Chapel
16468 Finley Butte Rd.
La Pine, OR US 97739


St. Charles Hospice
2275 Doctors Dr, Ste. 3
Bend, OR 97701
Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America
3011 Townsgate Rd, Ste 450
Westlake Village, CA United States 91361
The Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America has a mission: fund research that will lead to the quickest cure for mesothelioma.