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Keith F. Hughes – Obituary

Name: Keith F. Hughes

Age: 85

Born: 07-27-1936

Died: 09-21-2021

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

St. Paul's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Keith F. Hughes, age 85, of St. Cloud.  Keith passed away September 21 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Reverend Leroy Scheierl will officiate.  Entombment will take place in the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, September 27 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.   Visitation will continue after 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the church.

Keith was born July 27, 1936 in St. Cloud to Fred and Valeria (Spaniol) Hughes.  After graduating from St. Cloud Cathedral High School, he graduated from St. John’s University in 1958.  He went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School.  He married Julie Ann Janzen on August 27, 1960 at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin.

Keith practiced law in St. Cloud in his family practice at the Hughes Law Office, now Quinlivan and Hughes. He retired at 74 years old.  He was active in his community, serving in the Minnesota State Senate from 1964 -1972, serving on the Board of Catholic Charities, St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, St. Cloud Opportunities Board, St. Cloud Sertoma, Minnesota State Bar Association and Board of Governors.  While attending St. John’s he was in ROTC and served in the National Guard after.  He was also a longtime active member of St. Paul’s Parish, Knights of Columbus Council 961 and the Crosier Apostolate.

Keith is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Julie, children Mary (Andy) Coulter of Minneapolis, Katherine (Joe) Cashman of Little Canada, Mark (Megan) Hughes of Roseville, Timothy (Ashley) Hughes of Edina, Rachel (Brian) Bonin of White Bear Lake, and Matthew (Heidi) Hughes of White Bear Lake, 23 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren (with one on the way), twin brother Kevin (Joanne) Hughes, and sisters Mary (Tom) Mathews, Sheila (Jim) Tembrock all of St. Cloud.

Preceding Keith in death were his parents, grandson Peter Cashman, and brother Brian Hughes.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Guestbook for Keith F. Hughes

Matt Hughes
, Son
October 21, 2021, 3:05 pm
I love my dad dearly. And I miss him, a wonderful dad. We are all better for knowing him. May the soul of Keith Francis Hughes, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
David G. Schultenover, S.J.
, Friend
October 14, 2021, 4:58 pm
All who have known Keith Hughes know of his generosity and nobility. The wider world that have not known him should know that their world has been greatly enriched by his presence. We are all grieve his passing but know that he has been welcomed into the communion of saints where he continues to exercise his concern for us. My prayers for his family and all who miss him.
Mark Hughes
, Son
September 30, 2021, 4:10 am
Miss you Dad. Thanks for always being there. Love you.
Sister Colleen Haggerty
, St. Cloud Hospital friend
September 27, 2021, 1:24 pm
The Sisters of St. Benedict - especially those of us who worked at St. Cloud Hospital - have always been indebted to the Hughes family/firm. My prayers for you, Julie and family. At any event you and Keith were always so gracious. Greetings and prayers for his siblings, Kevin, Mary and Sheila. I am not able to be there to greet you in person but know I pray for all of you as you journey in your loss. Sister Colleen Haggerty, OSB
David J Sauer
, Friend
September 25, 2021, 5:54 pm
Keith will be missed. Have known him since high school. Our sympathy to Julie and kids. Dave and Joyce Sauer
Doug Anderson
, Fellow lawyer
September 24, 2021, 3:11 pm
I met Keith in 1980, when John Simonett was appointed to the Supreme Court. Keith was chairman of the District Ethics committee and I was appointed to fill Simonett's term on the committee. For several years, I was a committee member, and developed the utmost respect for Keith and his leadership, professionalism and his integrity. He had also served in the state senate with my other partner, Gordon Rosenmeier The Rosenmeier firm had a great and collegial affiliation with the Hughes firm and, later, with the Quinlivan and Hughes firm. Keith was a great credit to the legal profession and to the state. My condolences to his family. He was a wonderful person.

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