Ronald Hugh Keach

Ronald Hugh Keach

Ronald Hugh Keach

Ronald Hugh Keach, Age 84 passed away at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, WI on March 28, 2021.

Ron was born on July 7, 1936 to Hugh & Ruby(Hanson) Keach in Friendship, WI.  He graduated from AF High School in 1954 and set a State record in track for the 440.  He married Shirley Allen in Clyman, WI on Oct. 18, 1958.  He served in the USArmy for 3 years.  He worked as a telegrapher on the Railroad, worked at the Papermill in Port Edwards for several years and ran the family farm along with his father & his sons.   In his earlier years, he was a member of the Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church, served on the Church Council, was a member of the Trinity Cemetery Association, served as Strongs PrairieTownship Chairman, was a director on the Board at the Necedah Bank & was a member and past President of the Arkdale Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh& Ruby Keach & three infant siblings: Lee, Theodore & Rose.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, ShirleyKeach, daughter Julie (Robert) Goodhue, sons Danny Keach, Michael (Charmaine)Keach and David (Kathy) Keach, several grandchildren &great-grandchildren.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 26th, 2021 at the EastArkdale Cemetery.  Pastor Terri Skildum will officiate.   A picnic will follow the graveside service at the Arkdale Lions Park.

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  1. Cathy Rathermel says:

    Shirley, Julie and family, we are sending Gods peace to you and your family. Loss is so hard and we are thinking of you and family. Hugs to all. Peace

  2. Jeffrey&Roxanna Allen says:

    Rocky an I are so sorry to hear. Uncle Ron was the BEST he will be missed. Our thoughts an prayers are with you guys.

  3. Carol Broaddus says:

    Shirley and Family,
    We’ll surely miss visiting at the farm every year. He shared great stories and he loved the pecan kringle we often shared.
    May great memories carry you through.

  4. Bob and Janis Cada says:

    We are sorry for your family loss. Peace, love and comfort to each of you during your time of sorrow.

  5. Sheila Romell says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to Julie, Bob and the Keach family.

  6. Matthew & Anna Fournelle says:

    Our condolences to the Keach family.

  7. Alan Paulson says:

    Shirley and Mike, Ron was a special person to my dad and family and all that knew him.

  8. Lavonne Scott says:

    So sorry Julie & your Mom. My deepest sympathy. I hope your Mom is well .

  9. cheryl (keach) fosdal says:

    You have our deepest sympathy. Prayers for comfort. peace and his wonderful life.

  10. Charlene Jensen says:

    My sympathy to Ron’s family. Treasure the memories.

  11. April Roller says:

    My thoughts are with you

  12. Jill and Duane Renner says:

    Thinking of you at this sad time. Remember the happy times, sending prayers.

  13. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    My deepest sympathy!!! I am so sorry to hear this! Keeping all of you in my prayers!!!!,

  14. Pamela Twachtman Georgeson says:

    So sorry to hear of Ronnie passing. Thinking of you. My deepest sympathy.

  15. Peggy Sleeman says:

    My sincere condolences to the entire Keach family.

  16. Ron Rick and Brianna Carlson says:

    Our condolences to everyone

  17. Bev J Ward says:

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  18. Joan Morgan says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  19. Bobbie Thierfelder says:

    So very sorry to hear of the lose of your father Julie. May he find peace and comfort.

  20. Kathie Anderson says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. The memories of laughter and love will help get you through these hard times. You are in our prayers.

  21. Kathryn Newsom says:

    sending my heartfelt condolences to the Keach family, he was a wonderful man, a dear friend to all who knew him, and a wonderful neighbor, he truly will be missed, hugs to you all.

  22. Nancy Fenton says:

    Julie, So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My deepest sympathy to you and your family! 🙏

  23. Richard and Marj Colby says:

    So sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories.

  24. Larry & Crystal Nawrot says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  25. Linda(Graham) Trautmann says:

    To the Keach Family,
    It is with heartfelt sympathy I write to you. Ron and Shirley were such dear neighbors to our family. Love them both. Ron would bring mom Kwik trip food each week. It was so sweet of him. Mom and Dad so enjoyed their company. Dad and Ron road to work for many years too. May God bring all of you comfort and peace during this time. Please give Shirley a hug from me.

  26. Thomas Murphy says:

    Shirley Julie. Prayers and thoughts to the family

  27. Patti Rhinehart says:

    Dear Julie and family- I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You have many memories to treasure I’m sure ! Hang on to those as they are with you forever . Hugs and sympathy to the family

  28. Kathie and Jerry Dye says:

    Our heartfelt sympathies to the Keach family. May all your very special memories bring you comfort.

  29. Chuck and Barb (Larson) Dehmlow says:

    To the Keach family, so sorry for your loss. We are sending our sincere condolences your way through this difficult time.

  30. Don and Karen Rathke says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy to Ron’s family, he was a wonderful person.

  31. Rubber and Teresa Marti says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and sympathy are with you all.

  32. Sam/Marilyn Baggs says:

    Shirley & Families,

    So sorry for your loss. Blessings & peace to all.

  33. Lloyd Waller says:

    My condolences to the Keach family. God bless your memories.

  34. Penny Ross says:

    Julie & Bob
    Your Dad will be remembered in many hearts…
    He was the kind of man everyone liked, the kind who will not only be missed with tears but often reminisced about with laughter and smiles.
    Asking God to comfort you in this time.

  35. Pat Holm Jodarski says:

    RONNIE was one of a kind everyone has special memories to cherish. Growing up with him and the Carlson and Williams classmates was a special time, Ronnie took on the position of big brother no one messed with him, Our friendship continued when I returned to Wts road trips, yearly field tours and cookouts, etc., and as we grew to this “mature” age, daily phone welfare checks. I WAS TO GO FIRST and no matter how sick he was he was family pallbearer and on my list. All kinds of crazy things we talked about. RIP Ronnie may God bless your wonderful family in their grief.

  36. Donna Johnson Hermann says:

    Dear Shirley & family..My thoughts and prayers are with you all..May the love of family and friends comfort you during this time…

  37. Tom and Terri Harvey-Beversdorf says:

    Deep sympathies to our relatives! Brings out family history stories! My Dad and Mom had great ties. I just told Dad to go visit him again. I think as a kid we also got a puppy from them! Cherish time with Mom, although tough. Life is short. Love, Emil Kouba, Terri Harvey-Beversdorf, and Tom Beversdorf.

  38. Sue Moran says:

    So sorry for your families loss

  39. Larry and Becky Oleson says:

    Our sympathy to the families. Sending our prayers.

  40. Nancy Olson says:

    My condolences to you and your families, Dave, Shirley, and Julie.

  41. anonymous says:

    RIP my special friend until we meet again. God be with family and friends and the love and memories shared console you now and forever

  42. Steve & Danna Peterson says:

    To the Keach Family,
    Our heartfelt sympathy to you all! I remember Ron as a kind and hard-working neighbor. He was always so friendly. May God give you comfort and peace.

  43. Annie & Greg Erdmann says:

    So sorry for your loss , your family is in our thoughts as prayers

  44. Gerald & Cindy Murphy says:

    Shirley and family: So sorry to hear of Ron passing, good times will always be remembered. Would see Ron at alot of auctions, always had a nice thing to talk about.

  45. Monica Arndt says:

    My deepest sympathy to all. Julie please keep in touch regarding funeral and give mom hugs.

  46. Mike & Paula Fenner says:

    With deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Remember all the great times that you enjoyed!!!!!!

  47. Evelyn J Johnston says:

    To the Keach Family , We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for His Peace and His Comfort. Hugs to all.

    Larry & Evelyn Johnston

  48. Jeff and Ginny Fritz says:

    Our deepest sympathy. Thinking of you

  49. Sandra Pheiffer says:

    Julie, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Take care. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  50. Peg Lecy says:

    Sorry on your loss. May God family friends comfort you during this difficult time

  51. Jodi Helgeson says:

    I set up many times next to Ron at flea markets. It was always fun talking history with him and seeing what I didn’t really need to buy! My sympathy to you all.