Keith Owen Kleinknecht passed away Sunday, Jyuly 26, surrounded with love of family and friends. Keith was born April 234, 1954, in Evansville, In. and was raised in Orange.

He was the youngest son of Karl and Joyce Kleinknecht. He graduated from Lutcher Stark High School and earned a Bachelor’s  Degree from North Texas University, Denton.  Keith pursued his love of flying, earning his private pilot’s license and currently, a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. He loved spending time with his wife, family and friends and together they traveled the world. His other passion was golf.

Keith will remain in the hearts of his beloved wife, Dawn; daughter, Nicole (Wade) Bradford Albert; son, Adam Bradford; grandson, Luca Albert; mother, Joyce Kleinknecht; brothers, David (Nancee) Kleinknecht, of Orange and Kent Kleinknecht, of Los Angeles, Ca.; nieces, Melissa (Keith) Kleinknecht Dubois, Michele (Ty) Kleinknecht Weeks and children of Bridge City; aunts and uncles, James (Jackie) Morrow, Phyllis Huff, Earl Hottenstein and many cousins of Evansville.

He is preceded in death by his father, Karl Kleinknecht.

A celebration of life service for Keith was held, Saturday, Aug. 1, at O’Connell Funeral Home in Hudson, Wi.

Memorial contributions may be  made to the First United Methodist Church of Orange, or the Heart Association.