Denise "Dede" Keck, Janesville, WI
March 25, 1957 - August 13, 2017
Denise D. “Dede” Keck, age 60, of Janesville died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, August 13, 2017. She was born in Janesville on March 25, 1957, the daughter of the Richard Brodie and Margaurite (McQuade) Brodie. Dede graduated from Parker High School in 1975, where she excelled in volleyball, softball, and bowling. She later married Gregory Van Keck and together they had two sons, Jeffrey and Kevin. Dede worked at Our House Memory Care and part-time at the Janesville Gazette. She previously worked for many years at Cedar Crest Health Care Center. Dede was a very giving, caring, and loving woman, who always had a smile for everyone. She enjoyed socializing with her friends, going out to eat, and spending time with her family. As a little person with a huge heart, Dede was an outstanding mother, daughter, and friend. She was a joy to be around and her contagious laugh will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her two sons, Jeffrey Richard Keck and Kevin Gregory Keck, both of Janesville; her father and step-mother: Richard and Vicky Brodie of Janesville; brother: Rick (Jody) Brodie of Ossian, IN; sister: Lori (Todd) Buggs of Milton; step-sister: Dannel Hovland of Wisconsin Dells; step-brother: Rick (Kathy) Hovland of McFarland; and several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends. She was predeceased by her mother and step-father, Margaurite Collins and Robert Collins.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Whitcomb – Lynch Funeral Home with Fr. Brian Dulli officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:30a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations would be greatly appreciated if they were made to her children.
Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Road, Janesville, WI (608) 752-2444