Keith A. Rand

Dec. 14, 1930 – Nov. 20, 2010

Keith A. Rand of Waukesha died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at the age of 79. Keith was born in Eagle River on Dec. 14, 1930, a son of Clarence and Laura Rand.

He married the love of his life, Sharon Sutton, on June 19, 1954. Keith worked as an electrical engineer for Waukesha Engine for more than 20 years. His work gave him the opportunity to travel often, allowing him to visit more than 57 different countries. Keith was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waukesha. He loved hunting and spending time with his family. Keith proudly served his country during the Korean conflict in the U.S. Marines. Keith was also a member of the American Legion and VFW Post 721.
Keith will be dearly missed by his wife, Sharon; children, Tori (Eric) Zwisler and Craig (Caroline) Rand; grandsons, Evan and Taylor Zwisler; and brothers, Norm (Shirley) Rand and James Rand. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William, Robert, Gene, Jackson, Marvin; and a sister, Carol.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service with military honors Saturday, Dec. 18, at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Larry Smith will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Spring City Garden Club, W230-S4353 Milky Way Road, Waukesha, WI 53188, are appreciated.

The family of Keith would like to thank River Hills West and Hospice Advantage for their dedicated help and sincere care.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.