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Keith R Schwalenberg
Feb. 15, 1946 - June 1, 2018
Hilbert, WI
Funeral Service:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
1:00 pm
Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church
181 Main St.
Potter, WI 54160
Funeral Visitation:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church
181 Main St.
Potter, WI 54160
Burial Service:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Hillside Cemetery
Chilton, WI 53014
Keith R Schwalenberg
Hilbert, WI

Keith Schwalenberg passed on from this life June 1, 2018 after nearly a decade of declining health.  He is survived by his wife Vivian, daughter Karmin (Chris/Fr. Moses), three grandchildren Hannah, Noah, and Judah, sister Doryn, brother Terry (Mary), nieces Megan and Lauren, brother Kurt, as well as a number of steadfast and faithful friends.

Keith was born and raised in Wisconsin on the farm that he loved. He married his high-school sweetheart, Vivian, on February 18, 1979. He attended Concordia University in River Forest, graduating as a teacher with a B.A. in History and Geography.  After teaching for a short time, his love for the outdoors compelled him back to the farm. He worked the land with his brother Terry, and undertook migratory beekeeping, which became his life-long occupation. He reveled in the beauty of agrarian life, in all of its seasons.

He cherished every moment with his grandchildren and their hearts are deeply connected to him.  Spending time with their Papa will always be a highlight of their lives. 

Beyond all these things, his greatest love was Jesus Christ and study of the Bible.  His quest for Truth and desire to commune with God was the hallmark of his life.  His drive for everyone to come to Christ was evident to all.  Eternal life with God was his deepest hope and beginning his heavenly existence is the culmination of his earthly purpose. 

Funeral services are set for 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church (181 Main St.) in Potter. Friends may call at the church from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on the day of the service. Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Chilton.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Keith Schwalenberg’s name.
Keith has left an indelible impression on me from the many talks we had while he was my employer. Too many ways that he impacted my thinking to recount here. Through his advice though, had the courage to start praying with my wife even before we married. Wish I could be more like him in many ways. I do thank God for the mentorship that he gave to me and to so many others. So cool to see a guy so giftedly strong and capable be so on fire for the Lord. Looking forward to more of those long talks unhampered.

Sid Schulz (Worked for Keith /worked with Vivian) - June 9, 2018


I will always cherish the memories and friendship with Keith and his family may God bless and keep you all close

John Schisel (Friend) - June 7, 2018


Terry, Mary, and family,
Sending my deepest sympathy for your loss. Cherish the memories!

Judy Woelfel (New Holstein) - June 4, 2018


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