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Family planning private service for Keeshan

Son says memorial for 'Captain Kangaroo' will be in spring
/ Source: The Associated Press

A private spring service is being planned for Bob Keeshan, his son said Monday. Keeshan, best known for his role as television’s Captain Kangaroo, died Friday in Windsor at 76 after a long illness.

Keeshan’s son, Michael, said a private service for family and friends is being planned for sometime in March or April. A location has not yet been determined, he said.

A separate local service for Keeshan, possibly at the Children’s Hospital of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., also is being considered, Michael Keeshan said.

Keeshan moved to Vermont in 1990 and was active as a children’s advocate, writing books, lecturing and lobbying on behalf children’s issues. His TV show, “Captain Kangaroo,” was on the air for nearly 40 years.