Keith D. Dewald, Sr.

AuGres, Michigan
July 18, 1951 - December 25, 2019


Private Arrangements

Obituary Notice

Keith Dwayne Dewald, Sr. ended his earthly journey on Christmas morning, December 25th, 2019, surrounded in the arms of those he loved the most, his wife, Cathy, his children Keith Jr., and Shawna and their respective spouses, Julie and Ken, and his grandchildren, Cole and Hanna, in the comfort of his home.

Keith was born July 18, 1951 to Alloyes and Velda Dewald and was a lifelong resident of Au Gres. He grew up in his father’s business, Dewald’s Shell, and eventually became its owner, later working for United State Gypsum.

Keith was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying trapping, hunting and fishing. He continued to enjoy these activities even after an accident left him paralyzed in the year 2000. Deer hunting was his passion which he enjoyed with his son and grandson as well as taking the "scenic route” with his son-in-law. Keith had a keen interest in collecting antiques and took great pleasure in the collecting process. He enjoyed watching the wildlife outside his sunroom windows including, deer, turkeys, eagles, squirrels, cranes, and birds. Mostly, Keith enjoyed and loved his family.

Keith is survived by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Cathy, which he referred to as “Nervous Nelly”; his son, Keith Jr. (Julie) Dewald; his daughter, Shawna (Ken) McFarlane; his grandchildren, Cole Dewald and Hanna McFarlane; his mother, Velda Dewald; his brother, Kevin (Pam) Dewald; his sister, Debra (Dave) Pockrandt; brothers, Todd (Jen) and Troy Dewald; and many nieces and nephews. Keith was preceded in death by his father, Alloyes Dewald.

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Cathy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
— Paulette Huhn
So sorry Cathy!
— Tim Jennings
Cathy and family I am so sorry for your loss. Keith was such a great guy. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
— Margie and Donna Proulx
Kathy and family,
Please accept our condolences for your loss. Keith was a great friend and he will be missed.
— Lowell and Evelyn
Cathy, I am so very sorry to hear of Keith's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Keith was very blessed to have such a wonderful wife and caregiver. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Teresa Blust
I am so sorry for your loss. Keith was always a good friend and I will miss him.
— Tom Coats
So sorry to hear about Keith. Cannot Express in words how we feel.
— Ernie and Janice
Cathy and Family, my heart goes out to you! I will hold you in prayer for peace during this difficult time.
— Rose Langdon
I am so sorry to hear of Keith's passing! He was such a special man. He will be missed.
— Pam Koepke
We are so sorry for your loss. May the peace of God be with Keith now. Lee and a Linda Johnson
— Linda Johnson
We are so sorry for your loss Cathy and your entire family. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. May God bless you and watch over you at this difficult time. ❣️❣️
— Joe & Giedre Stefankiewicz
Cathy..our prayers are with you and your family ! Keith was truly a lovely person and will be missed by many 💗
— Tom & Louann Bell
Cathy..our prayers & hearts go out to you and your family..Keith was truly a beautiful person and will be missed by many 💗
— Tom & LouAnn bell
So sorry to hear of Keith's passing. Much love and prayers for family from us. God Bless
— Kristine Coyle
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss. John and Kathy George
— Kathy George
Cathy, and family, we are saddened to hear of Keith's passing. His love of life, his personality that shown through all of life's challenges are encouragement for all that knew him. We count ourselves fortunate to have had this opportunity. Be encouraged with knowing the man he was, be proud of the manner in which he lived and also be content to know that your love showed through.
— Chuck & Kathy Turner
Aunt Velda, Cathy & family, I’m so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. The last time mom & I saw Keith he had a big smile on his face and kind words to share and that is how we will remember him. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Rest In Peace now cousin Keith. ❤️ Lisa
— Lisa Spillane
Lots of good memories of keith , working at usg, alabaster. So sorry for your loss
— Charlie cottrell
So very sorry to hear of your loss Cathy and family. Thoughts and prayers over the weeks to come. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
— Roxanne and Larry Biskner
Cathy and family - so sorry about your loss. Kieth was always amazing on how he never let anything keep him from doing what he wanted. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers
— Fred and Velda Jennett
I am so so sorry for your loss.
— Jim and Cheri Urban
Cathy. May you find peace in knowing you were always there for Keith with a warm and loving heart. Hugs for you and your children. Remember his sparkling eyes and smile. ❤️
— Elwood and Colleen Sheffer
I am so sorry for your loss Cathy. May God welcome Keith home and you and your family may find peace. Much love to you and your family.
— David Wanner
I am so sorry for your loss. I will have your family in my prayers 🙏
— Angelina
Dear Cathy,
I know we didn't really know each other, but please accept my deepest condolences.
— Cindy Duby Petrey
I am saddened by the news of Keith's passing, such a kind man. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends for feelings of comfort and moments of peace during this difficult time.
— Jodie
We want to extend our sincere condolences to Keith’s family at this sad time. We send our love and prayers that God be with you and help to ease your pain and be with you in your grief. We pray the God has taken Keith into his loving arms and that he is at peace and will forever watch over his family that he loves so much.
— John and Carol Rosich
Sorry to hear about Keith. Knew him many years and he was fun to be around. Our sympathy to Cathy and the family.
— Dale Borske
I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family and friends of Keith. I have so many good memories of Keith as we grew up together.
— Leroy Sorenson
Kathy and family. So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing!!! I know he was your everything and you took wonderful care of him!! Gary and I are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May God bless you Keith and your family.
— Joellen stephan
He will be missed at the park. Always had a smile and a kind word that made you feel comfortable right away. I never knew Kieth before the accident but the Keith I knew wasn’t the poor me at all. He was adored by his family especially his grandchildren. I will miss him but, I know he’ll be fine in heaven.
— Lynn Webber
Cathy, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to you sweet lady.
— Patti Davis
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
— Jim Johnson & Tricia Bizoukas
Keith was the sweetest little boy, and a very special man! Thanks to his amazing family, he continued to enjoy his life. Our heartfelt sympathy and wishes to Velda, Cathy and the Dewald family. The world has truly dimmed with his passing, however we trust that he has found eternal peace with Alloyes and his Grandpa Willet.
— Bonnie Roberts Kaplan
My deepest condolences to the family of Keith. I worked with Keith many years ago at Als Shell in AuGres. He will be missed by all that knew him.
— Donald Ferguson
Cathy, I am sorry to hear of Keith's passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
— Cathie Garner
Sending the entire Keith Dewald family my condolences. Cathy, You demonstrated the highest wifely virtues in all the love and care provided to Keith. Peace to you during this difficult time. Most sincerely, Catherine
— Catherine Nickell-Simpson
Sorry to hear about Keith. He was always filled with kindness and was a pleasure working with as he had a smile on his face no matter what the day consisted of, I will always remember the passion for the outdoors that Keith shared with my Boys at young age, again, that's who Keith was. Our Condolences to the Dewald family!
— Jim & Jeanne Sheehan
Cathy, I am so sorry to hear about Keith. I wish I could have met the both of you under different circumstances than the way we originally met. The both of you have been in my thoughts and prayers over the years. My sincere condolences.
— Bruce Czyl

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