Dennis Keeler

April 18, 2012

Life in Winfield

by Steve Romanelli

Winfield quietly lost one of its model citizens this past week, Dennis Keeler, who in his retirement years decided to give his experience in electrical engineering and sound logic toward a community that was welcome and willing for his talents and his desire to share them.

It was my pleasure and distinct honor to meet him and have worked with him on the Plan Commission in 2005 prior to his decision to successfully run for Village Trustee in 2007.

His unassuming style was a disguise for his vast technical knowledge and expertise which he truly wanted to serve Winfield in any way possible. He did not crave politics or the troublesome bickering that often accompanies those who actually do enjoy being politicians. His goal was to give his advice where he could and seek to listen to residents who cared to share their opinions as well.

He never talked “political agenda” as he never had one. His efforts were cut short far too early due to a health issue, called Multiple System Atrophy, which eventually became life threatening.

He is survived by his lovely wife, Eileen, and his 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Multiple System Atrophy research at Mayo Clinic, c/o Scott Arthur, Development Dept. 200, First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated.

Please click here to view Dennis Keeler’s obituary.

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Positive on Winfield is a blog with articles on local issues, local events, and local interests in Winfield, IL. Positive on Winfield is the blog website of the local civic action group, Winfield United for a Better Community.

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