John Keelan 

John Edward Keelan, the only son of John and Ruth (Leslie) Keelan, was born on June 12, 1935, in Johns- town, Pennsylvania. He died Feb. 2, 2024, at Brodstone Healthcare at Superior, Nebraska, at the age of 88 years, 7 months, 21 days.

John was baptized in the Catholic faith and confirmed. He grew up in Pennsylvania, graduating from Johnstown High School and attended Kansas State University and Washburn. He played football for Kansas State from 1954 to 1958. He was honored as an All American, All Big Seven and All Missouri Valley player. John was recruited by K-State with a 4-year scholarship,...


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