Michael Keefe, 57
Nov. 2, 1957 -- Feb. 9, 2015
Mike Keefe, 57, passed away Feb. 9, 2015, after a brave battle with cancer. He was born in Port Washington on Nov. 2, 1957, to Pat and Flossie Keefe.
He was married for 25 years to his loving wife, Debbie (Schmit) Keefe.
Mike was a proud father to Nick, Zach, Andrea and Alex “Bubby” Keefe. He was the second oldest in a family of 10 children.
Mike had an infectious laugh and a smile that could light up a room. He had a true heart of gold that touched everyone who knew him. While Mike was winning Salesman of the Year, more dear to his heart were the relationships he built with his colleagues at Grand Appliance. He was a true outdoorsman. Mike was in his element when he was up north at his family’s cabin on the lake. He welcomed all his friends and family to share his love for the cabin. Mike also had a true passion for turkey hunting. For the last 10 years, he helped organize a very successful Learn to Hunt Turkey Program for the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Mike is the adored son-in-law of Ralph and Gloria Schmit. He is survived by nine siblings, Toni (Pat) McKinnon, Tim (Kim) Keefe, Jason (Laurie) Keefe, Shawn (Chris) Keefe, Stephanie (Dale) Schueller, Amy (Scott) Christian, Sarah (Shane) Schigur, Mary (Bill) Davis and Jenny Keefe. He is further survived by his brothers- and sisters-in-law, Connie (Mike) Weiland, Randy (Kay) Schmit, Jodi (Ronnie) Plier, Jeff (Angel) Schmit, and Brenda (Eric) Schneider. Mike is also survived by 41 nieces and nephews, six great-nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
The visitation is on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 1619 Washington St., in Grafton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials of your choice are appreciated. Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to view the Michael P. Keefe video tribute or to send online condolences to the Keefe family.
The Keefe family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Lawlis Family Hospice for all of their wonderful care and compassion.