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Michael Barkenhagen

Keith Robert von Barkenhagen

August 24, 1972 - February 16, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Keith Robert von Barkenhagen. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Keith Robert von Barkenhagen of Cortona, Italy, passed away on February 15, 2021.  He is survived by his wife Tania LaBounty von Barkenhagen, his mother Christine Barkenhagen, his father and stepmother Michael & Jennifer Barkenhagen, his brothers, Aaron and Ryan Barkenhagen, and his three sisters, Shannon Lance, Annette Mahoney, and Jessica Schield. Keith was an overachiever since childhood; he was an epicurean who loved Labrador...  see more
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  • Mimi  Kaszycki
  • Ashley Madrid
  • Gayle  Hanson
  • Tanmeet Sethi
    “...And when great souls die,
    after a period peace blooms,
    slowly and always
    irregularly. Spaces fill
    with a kind of
    soothing electric vibration.
    Our senses, restored, never
    to be the same, whisper to us.
    They existed. They existed.
    We can be....  more
  • Gayle Hanson
  • Tanmeet Sethi
    Keith was and remains one of those rare gems in our lives. Our family met Keith and Tania in 2016 while on a life changing travel around the world. We immediately connected and shared a spiritual love for olives, good food, healthy debate and laughter....  more
  • John Sponsler
    My name is John Sponsler or as Keith as Tania affectionately call me, John-John. I met Keith in early 1999 at a young businesspersons networking event. I had just moved to California and a co-worker suggested checking it out to meet some new people. I...  more
  • Terrie Braunholz
    So sorry to hear about this. Our condolences and prayers your way. I met Keith and Tania when they did a home party for me. We enjoyed having them both and learning about their passion. I am placing an extra order in his memory right now.
  • Riley Barkenhagen
  • Nancy Gutierrez
  • Matt Smentek
    Shedding tears of Tuscan green L'arte Olive Oil this week over the news of my dear friend, Keith von Barkenhagen's passing.

    Condolences to Tania, Keith's family and all of his friends around the globe.

    Below is my story about meeting Keith and our...  more
    My Friend Keith.pdf
  • Robbin Behrens
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  • Robbin Behrens
    There are no words to express my sadness. I first met Keith and Tania in 2016 when I went to Cortona to dog sit for them while they took a short holiday. They picked me up at the Camucia train station and from the first moment made me fell like I was...  more
  • Jane Lemons
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  • Christine Barkenhagen
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  • Jackie Hughes
  • Jessica Schield
    Christmas in my family is a wild 24 hour event. We cook together, we play wild games while opening presents, we play pool and, when we had one, spend the wee hours of the morning sipping on wine and soaking in the jacuzzi laughing and catching up. I have...  more
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  • Diane Greiner
    I am heartbroken and saddened by this horrific news. I first met Keith on my first trip to Cortona about six years ago. I bought his olive oil and the next year I visited I chatted about how he came to Italy and his business . In subsequent trips I’ve...  more
  • Annette Mahoney
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  • Annette Mahoney
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  • Annette Mahoney
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  • Sherrie Liebenow
  • Nancy Thompson
    I will remember the day we all picked olives in Cortona and then went to see them pressed ...Your smile was contagious and I will always remember you my friend. Rest In Peace now.
  • Sue Cecere
  • Robbin Behrens
  • Elizabeth Mitts
  • Megan & Sebastian DelBrenna
  • Anu Garg
  • Jessica Schield
  • Autumn  Wood
  • Jaber Khuri
    We are so sorry to hear of this heartbreaking news of Keith’s passing. Our deepest condolences to the Barkenhagen family. May he Rest In Peace.

    Joe and Cathy Khuri
  • Ring Stafford
  • Elizabeth Nuttmann
  • Jackie Koontz
  • Lisa Beard
    So sorry for your loss. My condolences to Tanya and the Barkenhagen family. Keith was so special to so many.
  • Michael Leaverton
  • Patricia Silverman
  • Lisa Beard
  • Christy Carter
    My condolences to the Barkenhagen family.
  • Christy Carter