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Carlin Francis Keough

Carlin Francis Keough, 70, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, passed away on January 15, 2024. He was born on July 5, 1953, in Des Moines, Iowa. Carlin was survived by wife Jeanette Keough Son Frankie Keough, grandson Isaak Keough and nephew Jeremy Musso.


Carlin was proceeded in death by Father Don Keough, Mother Shirley Lasley (Keough), Sister Claudia Keough, Brother Donny Keough.


Carlin was a man of many interests. He cherished his family above all else and found great joy in spending time with them. Carlin's son, Frankie remembers their time together, from teaching him how to swim and grill to watching their favorite movie, Tombstone, and playing video games. Carlin had a special tradition of playing "birthday pool" with Chris

on his birthday every July 5th. He loved grilling out but unfortunately, a stroke in 2019

prevented him from doing so. They moved to Altoona; Jeanette continued to grill for the both of them.


Carlin was an avid fan of football, particularly the Kansas City Chiefs. He would cheer on his

favorite team every Sunday. Carlin also had a deep appreciation for music. Throughout his

life, he enjoyed listening to various music. Carlin served in the Air Force, where he

as an air traffic controller. His dedication and commitment to his military service was.

commendable. After his time in the Air Force, Carlin continued his career as an air traffic

controller for the FAA. He also worked as a police dispatcher for the Des Moines Police

Department and worked at CDS as a Print Operator.


In his free time, Carlin enjoyed playing pool, grilling, watching movies and spending quality time with his family. These hobbies brought him much happiness and allowed him to create lasting memories with his loved ones.


A ceremony honoring Carlin's life will be held at the American Legion Post 403 in Van Meeter at 12:00pm. He will be laid to rest at the Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family.


Carlin Francis Keough will be deeply missed by his family and friends.




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