Keith L. Schlitz

May 21, 1932 June 24, 2012

Keith L. Schlitz, 80, of Watertown, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 24, 2012.

Keith was born May 21, 1932, the son of Ambrose and Elizabeth Schlitz. He grew up in the Town of Troy and attended Adams and Baker grade schools as well as Whitewater High School. Keith married Ethel Hawes on April 25, 1959, and they lived and farmed near Watertown. Keith loved farming and was an avid collector of John Deere tractors and farm machinery. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of Dodge County Antique Power Club and Grelton Flywheelers.

He was the beloved husband of Ethel for 53 years; brother of Harold (Diane) Schlitz; and brother-in law of Donald (Alice) Hawes, Robert (Pat) Hawes and Byron Pester. Keith is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Doris Pester.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, June 27, at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home, 103 W. Eagle St., Eagle, with the Rev. Lawrence Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Jefferson County Humane Society, W6510 Kiesling Road, Jefferson, WI 53549.

Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Eagle, 594-2442, is assisting the family. For the online guest registry, please go to www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.