Keith Kreul Update
Keith A. Kreul, age 89, of Fennimore, died on Thursday Dec. 28, 2017 at the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. He was born on April 21, 1928 in Mt. Ida Township, Grant Co., WI, the son of Harry and Elsie (Wehrle) Kreul. He was united in marriage to Dolores Morfey on Feb. 14, 1953.
Following graduation from high school, Keith attended and received his bachelor’s degree from U.W. Madison in Mechanical Engineering. In Oct. of 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Army until being honorable discharged in Oct. of 1953. Keith was employed at Fairbanks-Morse in Beloit until he moved back to Fennimore and joined his father on the family farm operating under the name “Diamond K Farms”. In 1966, he was a part of the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society Steering Committee, which was instrumental in the building of the nursing home. Keith also held various positions within state organizations. In 1970, Keith was Chairman of the WI Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, 1971, State Executive Director of that USDA agency, he managed the WI ASCS office in Madison, 1981, and Keith was appointed State Director Farmers Home Administration. He was also very active in the American Legion post #184; serving as County Commander from 1964-1966; District Commander from 1970-1972; Department Commander from 1973-1974. In 1979, he was elected National Vice Commander and in 1981 was appointed Chairman of the National Legislative Commission, and in 1983, Keith was elected National Commander. In 1985, Keith accepted a district director position with the ASCS agency where he held that position until Nov. of 1996 when he retired.
Keith is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years; Dolores of Fennimore, four children; Jeff (Lorie) Kreul of Madison, John (Karen) Kreul of Fennimore, Jim Kreul of Fennimore, Kim (Steve) Schroeder of Dodgeville, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; infant LeRoy, Richard “Dick”, and Roger Kreul.
At the request of Keith and his family, there will be no formal memorial services held at this time. A private burial with Military honors will be held at a later date at the Prairie Cemetery in Fennimore. Memorials may be given to the Fennimore American Legion Post #184 or the charity of your choice in loving memory of Keith A. Kreul. The Larson Family Funeral Home of Fennimore is assisting the family.