Keith Douglas Brill, 92, of Oostburg, went Home to his Lord peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at Pine Haven Christian Communities – Haven Drive Campus.
Keith was born to Harvey and Lillian (Brethouwer) Brill on February 21, 1929, in Oostburg. He was a 1947 graduate of Oostburg High School and continued his schooling at Carroll College and Marquette University. He graduated from Marquette with a bachelor’s degree in Business. Keith was employed at Oostburg State Bank starting in 1950 until his retirement in 2005. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953. Keith was united in marriage to Marilyn DuMez on June 5, 1953, in Oostburg.
Keith was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Oostburg, where he served as youth director, Sunday school teacher, elder, sang in the choir, and was a part of Men’s Bible Study. He was also a member of the American Legion, serving as Post Commander for various times over the years and served as Bank Director at Oostburg State Bank from 1962-2007. Keith also was a member of Bank Administration Institute, Oostburg Business Association, Oostburg Kiwanis, Wisconsin Banker Association, and Independent Banker Association. He served as a boy scout leader, cub scout leader, and was a member of the Gideons International.
Keith loved being around his family and attending all their activities. In recent years, he enjoyed attending his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, fishing, hunting, and trips to the cottage on Wilke Lake. He enjoyed watching and playing all sports. Keith had the opportunity to be on the Honor Flight in November of 2014.
Keith is survived by his daughter, Nancy (Terry) Katsma of Oostburg; his four sons, James (Shelly) Brill of Colorado Springs, Timothy (Julie), Stephen (Gail), and Thomas (Kim) Brill, all of Oostburg; 15 grandchildren, Theodore (Rachel) Katsma, Angela Katsma, Allison (Jon) Van Dyk, Betsy Brill, Karri Brill, Ryan (Samantha) Brill, Shaun (Morgan) Brill, Janae Brill, Adam (Megan) Brill, Amanda (Eric) Bollar, Evan (Kelsey) Brill, Derek (fiancé Felicia) Brill, Jacob Brill, Megan Brill, and Isaac Brill; 20 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sisters-in-law, Jane (Duane) LeBreck, Sue (Art) Dulmes, Yvonne DuMez; brothers-in-law, L. Don (Mary Lou) DuMez and Michael (Jean) DuMez; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Keith was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; granddaughter, Stacie Brill; parents; sister, Mary (Richard) Bayer; and brother-in-law, Duane DuMez.
A funeral service to celebrate Keith’s life will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Oostburg on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 11:00am with military honors to follow. If unable to attend, all are welcome to join via livestream by visiting wenig.live/KeithBrill . Keith will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery.
Family and friends may greet the family at Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg on Monday from 3:00 until 7:00 pm and again at church on Tuesday from 10:00am until the time of service.
Memorials are appreciated and will be distributed in Keith’s name.
Keith’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staffs of Embrace Care Management, Pine Haven Christian Communities, and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.