Donald's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Donald H. Keirstead, 82, passed away April 21, 2016 in Bangor. Don was born February 23, 1934 in Presque Isle, the son of Howard and Ella (Burden) Keirstead.

He was a potato farmer and owner of Clover Leaf Farms which was founded in 1903 by his grandfather. Don was a member and Past Master of Trinity Lodge #130, member of Anah Temple, member of the Maine Potato Council, 50 year member of Maysville Grange and life member of the Presque Isle Fish and Game Club. He was a lifelong member fan of the Presque Isle Wildcats, and co-owner of a hunting camp at McKeen Crossing where he shared very fond memories with a group of special friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Roberta (Smith) Keirstead of Presque Isle; a daughter, Donna Thornton of Somerset, NJ; a son, Scott Keirstead and his wife Llori (Lamoreau) Keirstead of Presque Isle; a granddaughter, Lindsay Geaghan and her husband Andrew of Brewer; a grandson, Aaron Keirstead of Presque Isle; a great grandson, Isaac Geaghan; and a great granddaughter, Connemara Geaghan of Brewer; a sister, Ruth Wyman of Auburn; a brother in law, Sidney Smith and his wife Marilee of Mapleton; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who could always count on Don to make them smile.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Friday, April 29, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church Street, Presque Isle. A Masonic service will be held at 11:30 AM. Friends may call from noon to the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will be later this spring at Johnson Cemetery. Donations may be made in Don's memory to County Dialysis, 21 North Street, Presque Isle, Maine 04769. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
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