Carl H. Keel

  • Born: January 19, 1929
  • Died: September 20, 2019
  • Location: Princeton, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Beaver Dam

N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Tel. (920) 885-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family


Carl H. Keel, age 90, of Princeton and formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 20 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 19, 1929 to John and Henrietta Keel, immigrants from Germany and Switzerland. He married the love of his life, Patricia A. Schmidt, on June 18, 1949 at St. Michael's Church in Beaver Dam, WI.

Carl was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and an employee at Kraft Foods for 30 years before retirement. He was an avid sports enthusiast and was inducted into the Rock River Baseball Hall of Fame on October 28, 1995. In addition to his passion for sports, he also loved nature, bird watching, and the great outdoors. He enjoyed many years of deer hunting excursions at the cabin with family and friends. Carl was a devoted family man and especially loved his grandchildren.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 70 years, Patricia; his four children: Kathy (Victor) Sunderland, Linda (Dan) Napralla, Cindy (Donn) Duerst, Mary Jo (Scott) Soldner, and daughter-in-law Rachel Longseth; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. His two brothers, Robert (Shirley) Keel and John (Sandy) Keel, and many nieces and nephews will also remember him fondly. Carl was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Keel; his parents; a brother, Abe; two sisters: Elsie May and Mary Anne Buschkopf; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 27, at 9:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1211 W. Main St., Princeton, WI 54968. A mass to celebrate his life will follow at 11:00 AM with Father Dale Grubba presiding. A private burial will be held on Saturday, September 28 at St. Michael's Cemetery, Beaver Dam, WI.

In lieu of flowers, our family suggests memorials made to: St. John the Baptist Church, 1211 W. Main St., Princeton, WI 54968 or to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, OH 43699-0086.

His spunk, energy and sense of humor will be dearly missed by all.