Friday, Sept. 24
He was born on Oct. 29, 1945, in Sioux Falls to the late Calvin Buehler Schaefer and Lucille Mary Elliott. In 2009 Keith made his journey to Alaska, where he began his residency in Willow. Keith spent two years in the United State Army, before being honorably discharged. He earned his Bachelor of Science of Carpentry and worked as a construction manager most of his life.
Keith is preceded in death with his father Calvin Schaefer, mother Lucille (Elliott) Schaefer and brother Jim Schaefer. He is survived by his sister Sharda (Lyle) Kratcha; nephews Jeff Kratcha, Scott Kratcha, and Mike Schaefer; nieces Jauet Spanos and Jill Cumpton.