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In Memoriam: Sheila Keating

By Joseph Chapman

Sheila Keating

The Prior Lake Amateur Baseball Association is saddened by the loss of Sheila Keating, who battled health challenges in recent years and passed away on July 27, 2023.  Sheila was a lifelong “Laker,” graduating from Prior Lake Senior High in 1984. Her husband, Mike Keating, is the current PLABA Board President who also has had a long association in support of PLAY Baseball. Their daughter, Meghan, served in the Vet Cafe at many PL baseball games, and their son, Tommy, played for the Prior Lake Jays and was a standout player for the PLHS Lakers and Post 447 Laker Legion teams. Sheila was a regular presence at Veterans Field.

An excerpt from Sheila’s obituary reads: “Sheila was always Tom and Meghan’s biggest cheerleader and supporter. She never turned down a sporting or social event and her laugh was always the loudest in the room wherever she was. Sheila made everyone feel loved and welcomed and was their favorite audience member. She loved to celebrate life and was incredibly generous. It brought her so much joy to see her family and friends with the many gifts that she passed along.”

A Time of Gathering will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at St. Michael Catholic Church (16400 Duluth Ave SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 3, 2023.  Visitation time will be held prior to mass from 9:30 – 11:00 AM. Interment will be at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Prior Lake.

PLABA sends love and peace to Mike, Meghan, and Tommy and their extended family and friends.  Sheila’s smile has been missed and will be remembered by those fortunate to have known her.