Keith R. Green

Keith R. Green, 39, of West Bend, was welcomed into the gates of heaven on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Keith was born on Oct. 12, 1966 to Kenneth Green and Justine Meade in St. Joseph’s, Mich., where he also grew up.

Keith graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1985.

He later moved to Illinois where he worked at Dytel Corp.

On March 30, 1991, Keith dedicated his love and his life to his best friend, Esther L. Brauchler, at Historical Church in St. Joseph’s.

The couple moved to the West Bend area in 1993 and began a beautiful family of their own.

Keith also began working at Dairyland Seed in Kewaskum, where he was a dedicated employee for 13 years.

In his free time, Keith enjoyed camping, bowling, fishing, listening to Elvis and country music, and spending time working on his computer.

Above all other pastimes, he loved being a father and a husband. His family was always held at the center of his heart and came to his mind first through everything.

He thought about and took care of all the little things that often get overlooked.

Keith was an all around wonderful gentleman.

He has forever touched the lives and hearts of his best friend and soul mate, Esther; his adored children, Trevor, Alyssa and Miranda, all at home; his loving parents, Justine (Tim) Allen of Berrien Springs, Mich., and Kenneth Green of Smyrna, Tenn.; his dear siblings, Kevin Green of Watervilet, Mich., Amy (Paul) Clouse of Edmore, Mich., Kellie (Paul) Adams of Alma, Mich., Preston Green, Eric Green and Emilee Green, all of Smyrna, and Timothy Allen Jr. of Berrien Springs; and his siblings-in-law on Esther’s side, Tony (Debbie) Brauchler of St. Louis, Mo., John (Racheal) Brauchler of Mesa, Ariz., Fred (Ann) Brauchler of Canton, Mich. and Amanda Brauchler of Mesa.

Keith will also be missed by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other special relatives, dear friends and all the other members of the West Bend Moose Lodge 1398.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Roy and Luta Meade, and his paternal grandparents, Eldon and Lila Green.

A funeral service to honor Keith will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, with Chaplain Cheryl Matusiak officiating and the West Bend Moose Lodge 1398 also conducting a service.

Interment will take place in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend, following the service on Tuesday.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Monday (today), April 17, at the funeral home from 3 until 6 p.m., with a continued visitation on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m.

The family would like to extend their appreciation for memorials that are offered in lieu of flowers.