Keith G. Patefield, 92, of Kenosha, passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at Aurora Medical Center – Kenosha.
Born in Edgar, WI, on January 20, 1930, he was the son of the late Hurvey and Blanch (Lamson) Patefield. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953. He came to Kenosha in 1964.
He married Ruth Marion and together they had five children. Then, on December 28, 1987, he married Kathryn Zengel. She preceded him in death on October 19, 2006.
Keith worked at Johnson Motors for six years then was employed as a machine operator and repairman at JI Case for 20 years and retired in 1990. His faith was important to him, and he was an active member at Kenosha Bible Church where he served as a greeter. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed tractors, campers, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Patefield and James (Kandace) Patefield; three daughters, Toni (Raymond) Oseman, Christine (Dennis) Skrede, and Patti Ostergaard; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; four step-grandchildren; and four brothers, Arden (Dixie), Garry (Barbara), Ben (Yvonne), and Harlan (Bonnie) Patefield.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Rod (M. Faith) Patefield; and his first wife, Ruth Marion.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 23rd, at Proko Funeral Home, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, February 24th, at Kenosha Bible Church, 5405 67th Street, at 11:00 a.m. with full military honors. Interment will take place privately at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.