Helen "Dolly" Metz Keeland


January 5, 1948 - March 7, 2008


Helen “Dolly” Metz Keeland was born January 5, 1948 at Alexandria, SD to Clarence “Tony” and Josephine (Benson) Metz.  She grew up in the Alexandria and Mitchell areas and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Mitchell with the class of 1966.  She worked for Nepstad’s Flower Shop in Mitchell before moving to Portland in 1968.  She worked for Helen’s Flowers in North Portland while attending cosmetology school at North Portland Beauty School.  She later owned and operated St. Johns Beauty Salon in St. Johns until disabled by multiple sclerosis.  She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.


She is survived by two children: Ryan and Jennifer Keeland of St. Johns; nine siblings: Carl Metz and wife, Jan, John Metz and wife, Joyce, Bernard Metz, Francis Metz, Margaret Johnson and Carolyn Stevenson all of the Mitchell area; Mary Borszich and husband, Don of Grand Junction, CO; Christina Gardner and Kitty Lund and husband, Rich all of Portland, OR and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clarence Metz.


Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association.



To Be Announced


Saturday, April 12, 2008
1:30 PM
Memorial Service
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Private Burial
Graceland Cemetery
Fulton, South Dakota

Posted by Gump on January 12, 2012
Great hamemr of Thor, that is powerfully helpful!
Posted by Cynthia Mathews on April 10, 2008
Dolly had such a sweek smile! I know her family will miss her.
Posted by Judy (Backlund) Gohl on April 9, 2008
Dear Metz family: I was sorry to read about Dolly. I remember when you moved down the road from us and came to school at Rosedale #2. Dolly & Kitty were just little girls.
You all have my sympathy.
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