David A. Keeler, age 67, of Marengo, passed away February 3, 2020 at Avantara of Elgin. He was born in Chicago February 11, 1952 to his loving parents, Robert and Eleanor Keeler (nee Nemec).
David was raised in La Grange and graduated from Lyons Township High School. As a young man, David played guitar and played in several bands.
He worked for many years as a printer for Printpack in Elgin. There he met his wife Patti, and the two were married for 22 years. They enjoyed life on their farm in Marengo with their 16 pets, including several dogs and horses.
Loved ones will remember David as a loving and caring man who enjoyed storytelling and traveling across the country for dog shows with Patti.
David knew “a little bit about everything” and had a talent for explaining complex topics – he was a natural teacher. In his later years, David enjoyed discussing politics and following the latest developments on the news.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Eleanor.
David is survived by his loving wife Patti Elliott-Keeler; his siblings Diana (Rick) Davis and Robert (Peggy) Keeler; nieces and nephews Kristen (Mark Buckner) Davis, Rickey Davis, Jon Davis, Robert (Kelly) Keeler, and Joseph (Vannessa) Keeler; and great nephew Samuel Keeler.
The family will receive friends 12:00p.m. until time of Celebration of Life at 2:00p.m. Saturday February 22, 2020 at River City Church, 3450 Swenson Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174, Pastors Damian McCrink and Dan Dominguez officiating. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to River City Church, 3450 Swenson Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174; Hope Culture Church, PO Box 5840, Elgin, IL, 60121; and the Flatcoated Retriever Foundation Boraczek Cancer/Health Fund.
Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.