Keith E. Granberg, 71, of Mondovi passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Keith was born on June 22, 1945 to Carl and Bonnie (Taylor) Granberg in Superior, Wisconsin. As a child, his family moved to Prentice, Wisconsin. He graduated from Prentice High School. Immediately after graduating, he enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served in Vietnam on the USS Hancock. After his service, Keith returned to Prentice and married Karen Wicklund. Together they raised three children in Mondovi, Wisconsin while he earned a living as a steamfitter. Throughout life he pursued the family tradition of working with antique clocks. In 2000, he married Jeanne Reimer and added another daughter to his family. Ill health forced Keith into an early retirement in 1997, but he didn’t slow down. After retirement Keith continued to travel the country. His sense of adventure and his ability to play the hand that he was dealt inspired many.
Keith is survived by his wife, Jeanne Granberg of Mondovi, WI; four children, Lynn Granberg, Julie (Ed) Minor, Ron Granberg, and Jennifer (Tom) Hamachek; daughter-in-law, Shelley Granberg; grandchildren, Mat (Lauren) Boyer, Bethany (Jeff) Meachen, Jim (Elizabeth) Gustafson, Connor Granberg, Kyra Granberg, Samantha Skrove, Jackson Huycke, Aaron Huycke, and Ben Huycke; great-grandchildren, Andrew Boyer, Aiden Boyer, Alex Boyer, Emma Meachen, Ben Meachen, and Briella Gustafson; and two brothers, Brody (Janet) Granberg and Lloyd (Peggy) Granberg.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Emil Granberg.
Memorial services will be Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel with Pastor John Meachen officiating. Visitation will begin two hours prior to the service at the funeral home on Sunday.