Keith Ivan Rivers, Jr.

Sterling, Michigan
September 13, 1956 - April 16, 2019

Service Location

Outdoor Adventure Rifle River Resort


Services will be held at the Outdoor Adventure Rifle River Resort,334 Melita Road, Sterling, MI 48659 on May 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Obituary Notice

Keith Ivan Rivers, Jr., of Sterling, passed away peacefully at his home under the loving care of his family on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, age 62 years. Keith was born on September 13, 1956 in Saginaw to Keith and Bessie (Hickmott) Rivers, Sr. He was an employee of Outdoor Adventure Rifle River Resort in Sterling, Michigan for 16 years. At the resort, Keith and a couple of his co-workers…..”The Three Musketeers”….. were dedicated to the maintenance and overall care of the grounds and facilities. He was a hard worker who truly enjoyed his job and all the friends he worked with. In his spare time, you could find Keith spending time fishing, wood working, and attending the races at the Whittemore Speedway. Above all, Keith was a devout family man who absolutely cherished the priceless time spent with his wife, children, and grandchildren! He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Keith is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou Rivers, to whom he married on September 24, 1976 in Standish. He is also survived by his 3 children; Tom Rivers of Sterling, Jennifer Rivers of Prescott, and Keith (Brittney) Rivers, III of Prescott; 4 grandchildren, Anthony, Brianna, Dominick, and Aaleyah “Little Peeps”, his faithful dog, Toby; 2 brothers and 3 sisters, Linda (Mark) Patrick of Rushsylvania, Ohio, Pamela Payne of West Mansfield, Ohio, Marie Rivers of Belle Center, Ohio, Robert Rivers of Belle Center, Ohio, and Jeffery Rivers of Belle Center, Ohio; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. Keith was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Thomas John McConnell; brother-in-law, Kenny Payne, and a nephew, Jeremy Rivers.
334 Melita Road, Sterling, Michigan 48659
Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and his family will celebrate his life through a memorial service on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM at the Outdoor Adventure Rifle River Resort, 334 Melita Road, Sterling, MI 48659. An online guest registry is available at


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