Keith E. Chrisler, 65

Keith E. Chrisler, 65, of Cedarburg, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

He was born June 20, 1946, in Madison, the son of Kiron and Eda Quam Chrisler. He was a 1964 graduate of Monona Grove High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for two years. On April 1, 1967, he married Gail Simmons at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. Keith retired in 2010 as director of continuing education for the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Keith had a passion for music and enjoyed going to musical plays and performances. He sang for three years with the New Horizons Church Singers and the “Four Decades” quartet. Keith also enjoyed singing in various church choirs. He volunteered to sing at Newcastle nursing Home and Seven Oaks Nursing Home monthly until he became ill.

He enjoyed attending plays and performances at The Fireside in Fort Atkinson. Reading and spending time with his grandchildren was especially important to him.

He is survived by his wife, Gail; two children, Carla (Tim) Clemens of West Bend and Todd (Kristen) Chrisler of Cedarburg; four grandchildren, Collin, Brendon, Taylor and Tanner; his stepmother, Clarice Chrisler of Madison; sister, Pam (Bob) Johnson of Oklahoma; brothers, Jon (Kathy) Chrisler of Madison and Scott (Julie) Chrisler of Sun Prairie; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Cameron Chrisler.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. at Christ Church, 13460 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, with Pastor Bob Suhr officiating. Inurnment will be in Immanuel Cemetery, Cedarburg.

Visitation will be at the church on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to National Kidney Foundation, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin or Christ Church are appreciated.

The Eernisse Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cedarburg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, the Aurora Visiting Nurses Association, the Horizon Home Care and Sarah Chudnow Campus.