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Keishawn W. Benjamin

In loving memory of Keishawn W. Benjamin, born on December 13, 2007 in Sioux Falls to mother Brianna M. Lovaas and father Seth W. Benjamin, Keishawn "Kei" passed away on January 18, 2010 in Sioux Falls. "Kei" was a very loving and playful little boy. He enjoyed playing outside, with balls, fish and dogs of all sizes. Even though Baby "Kei" was only 2 years old, he had a lot of personality and touched many hearts. He was an early riser who was very determined in everything he did. Everyone who had the opportunity to meet Keishawn was touched deeply by his warmth. With just a smile and a few words, he found a place in your heart. Keishawn is survived by his mother: Brianna M. Lovaas; father: Seth W. Benjamin; Grandmother: Traci Lovaas; Grandfather: James Niehaus; Grandfather: Ben Benjamin; Great Grandmothers: Diana Borgum, Janet Lovaas, and Janelle McAllister; Great Grandfather: John H. Neihaus, Sr.; God Parent: Katie A. Sage YellowThunder; uncles: Daniel Clapper, Isaiah Borgum, Jordan and Aiden Niehaus; aunts, Ariel and Alyssa Niehaus; nana: Mischelle Niehaus; cousins: Tianna, Tanner, Nate, Zack, Jade, Demondra, Emmanuel, Gabriel, Mia, Justin, Kali Kandon, Josh, Joey, Janae, and Dalton. Many more people will miss Keishawn dearly. Visitation will be Sunday, 3-8 PM with family present from 6-8 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Monday, 10:30 AM at First Lutheran Church with burial to follow at Hills of Rest Memorial Park. An on-line registry is available at

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