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Keith J. Munro

Keith J. Munro

Harrisburg, SD- Keith James Munro, 30, of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013 as a result of injuries sustained in an oil rig accident near Williston, ND. His funeral service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation begins at 5:00 PM Tuesday, January 7 at the church, where the family will greet friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Keith James Munro, son of Steven and Robin (Mutschelknaus) Munro, was born September 4, 1983 in Sioux Falls, SD. He grew up there. Keith graduated from Lincoln High School in 2002. While in high school he excelled in wrestling and was a multi-year All-State tuba player.

Keith attended South Dakota State University in Brookings for two years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University. He then graduated from the South Dakota Police Academy and began a career in law enforcement, working in Lennox, Mitchell, Turner County, Lincoln County and Tea, SD. Keith also worked as a carpenter starting in high school, throughout his college years and part-time after he became a law enforcement officer. Keith began work in the North Dakota oil fields with his college roommate, "Goose", in February of 2011.

On June 13, 2009 in Sioux Falls, Keith was united in marriage with the love of his life, Abby Millman, who was his pre-school sweetheart and "babe".

An avid outdoorsman, Keiths favorite season was whatever he could hunt or fish at the given time.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Abby; his parents, Steve and Robin Munro, his grandmothers, Ava Mutschelknaus and Audrey Munro, his parents-in-law, Paul and Lori Millman, two sisters-in-law, Jennalee Taylor and her husband, Lee and Emily Marsh and her husband, Jeff, all of Sioux Falls, SD; many aunts, uncles, cousins and a niece; his faithful canine companions, Maggie and Sophie; and a host of other relatives, neighbors and friends. Keith was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Emil Mutschelknaus and Kenneth Munro Sr. Obituary and online registry available at