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Jack A. Keitel

Jan 18, 1936 - Nov 17, 2019


Jack A. Keitel, 83, of Sheboygan, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home. He was born January 18, 1936 the son of the late Arno and Alice (Oehler) Keitel. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran grade school and graduated from North High School in the class of 1954. Jack was in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. On June 29, 1957 he was united in marriage to Joan Mueller at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He was employed at J.F. Ahern for 42 years, retiring in September 1997, a member of the Plumber and Steamfitter local 400, Appleton and past President of Local 401, Sheboygan. He received a 50-year membership pin from Local 400, Appleton. He was also a member of AAL (Thrivent) Branch 1754. Jack was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls. Jack also enjoyed driving for Enterprise Rent-a-Car for over 10 years. On June 2007, Jack and Joan celebrated their 50th anniversary with family. Later, they enjoyed an Alaska Land and Cruise along with many other trips. They also had a place in Florida for 10 years. Jack will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; three sons, Kal (Renee) Keitel, Rod (Jenny) Keitel and Jay (Cindy) Keitel; grandchildren, Greg (Jill) Keitel, Amy (Andy) Wetzel, Stacy (Tyler) Hagerstrom, Tim Keitel, Jeff Keitel, Kelly Keitel, Zach Keitel, Brooke (Eric) Ledermann, Trent (Sarah) Keitel, Kailee (Vince) Ridenour; sister-in-law, Janice Keitel; great-grandchildren Abby and Luke Keitel, Zoe and Jackson Hagerstrom, Nevaeh and Norah Ridenour and James Wetzel.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Victor and Daniel Keitel.
A funeral service will be held for Jack at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in the chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 6706 Superior Ave., Kohler, with visitation from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will take place in the Gardens of Peace Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name. Condolences may be expressed online at
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the first-floor nurses at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home for all of their care and support.



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Jamie Spalinger

Our sympathy on the passing of your dad. Thinking of you and your family and remembering you in our prayers. The Spalinger Family

James Keitel

I am so sorry for your loss. Can't even think of the words to express my feelings. May God be with you. He is in heaven now.

James Wagner

Sorry for your lost of a father , husband and grand dad. I new jack many years ago and mmay God Bless you all in this sad time.

Howard and Mary Ann Kusler

Our sympathy to you, Joan and family. So happy you could celebrate your many happy years of marriage and enjoy your family.

Alan & Marjorie Diederichs

We are sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He will be missed by his Family and the many friends he made through his life. I worked many years with Jack starting in 1965 at the beginning of my Apprenticeship. Also had many good times with Jack and Joan on a personal level. All the best to the Family, Marjorie and Alan

Gene & Jeanette Lutze

Sending sympathy and prayers for your whole family. Gene and Jeanette Lutze

Gary and Karla

Joan and family...…. We were blessed to have Jack and Joan as neighbors for many years. We were saddened to learn Jack has died. His love of family and friends is the real-deal. The world has lost someone very special in Jack; Heaven is very lucky to have him. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

John Beeck

Kal, sincerest condolensces from Debbie and I. I remember your father from when we were in Webolos scouts - warm smile and friendly to everyone! Warmest regards - John and Debbie Beeck

Layne and Alan Millburg

Prayers for comfort and peace to Kal, Renee, and family for the loss of his father, her father-in-law, and the children's grandfather.