October 9, 1937 - August 26, 2018
Grand Junction, CO -- Arthur Lee Keach, Jr., age 80, of Grand Junction, CO, formerly of Williams Bay and Janesville, WI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2018, from renal failure caused by diabetes. "Lee" was born October 9, 1937 in Oxford, WI, to Arthur and Hildegard ("Jimmie") Keach. He graduated from Adams Friendship High School in 1955. Following graduation, served four years in the Air Force, and four years in the Coast Guard. Lee married Ruth Sherwood from Tomah, WI, on November 26, 1956 and had three children, Cheryl, Randy, and Rebecca. He married Vicki Austin on November 4, 1967, and had a son, James. Lee and Vicki recently celebrated their golden anniversary in 2017. Lee enjoyed fishing in the lakes atop the Grand Mesa, and besting the gaming casinos. He remained an avid follower of the Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer football. As he was a "connoisseur" of Wisconsin cheese, he would frequently have it specially delivered to his Colorado home. He loved to make people laugh, and never missed an opportunity to share a joke.
He is survived by wife, Vicki Keach of Grand Junction, CO; children: Cheryl (Kenneth) Fosdal of Brantwood, WI, Randy (Sally) Keach of Cheyenne, WY, Rebecca (David) DeWar of Milton, WI, James (Jenifer) Keach of Sun Prairie, WI; eight grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. "Lee" was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth (spouse), and his sister, Jean Strack.
Memorial Services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Roseberry's Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Friendship, WI, 53934. There will be a visitation at 10:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday. Interment will be at Mt. Repose Cemetery.