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Keith Brett

Keith Brett passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 19, 2021 during a trip to Chicago, the city he loved. Thankfully, before his passing, he was able to visit friends he had not seen in awhile. Keith is survived by his two children, daughter Bailey and son Connor, his wife Katy, his brother Kit, and his sister-in-law Julie. Keith will be forever remembered for the love and pride he had for his children, the kindness and generosity he shared with everyone, and for the endless joy and laughter he brought to all he met and loved.

Keith was known for his wisdom, giving great advice to his family and friends and especially teaching his children to always stand up for themselves. He was an amazing man and he had the ability to make friends anywhere he went. He was absolutely hilarious and could make an entire room laugh. Keith found so much joy in traveling to new places and he loved spending time in nature, camping and fishing. He had a passion for cooking and eating amazing food, a skill he taught to his kids. He loved listening to great music, especially the blues and The Rolling Stones, while playing pool or shooting darts.

Keith was an incredibly hard worker and supported his family in any way he could; his family was everything to him. He was very proud to see his son Connor graduate from high school and his daughter buy her first home. His kids were almost all he ever spoke of, and he was immensely proud of them. Keith was in a great place, happy, hopeful and had many plans for the future. Keith's death was unexpected and he will be dearly missed by many.

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.


I am so sad to Hear of Keith’s passing. He was a great friend for many decades. We met in the Virgin Islands got to travel to Honduras together. He will be very much missed. The Croppie fishing here on Pillager lake will never be the same without him. Much love and grateful to have met him.

Tony and Tammy Buettner

Tony and Tammy Buettner Jul 28 2022 11:26 AM

Happy Birthday dad, we love and miss you every single day.

Bailey Oct 22 2021 3:02 PM

Was feeling lucky to reunite in WA with my first true St. Thomas buddy and friend. To see the life and family you were blessed with. He is truly one human through time and distance I count as a real friend. I love you Keeff❣til I see you again on the other side💔✌

Vicky Lewis Oct 6 2021 9:06 PM

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Vicky lewis Oct 6 2021 8:58 PM

Jerry and I were so incredibly sad to hear this news! How he would make us laugh!

Marion Scully Sep 29 2021 5:56 PM

You are my best friend, the happiest days of my life were spent with you. My whole heart is filled with sadness not only because I miss you so much but because of the pain your children are feeling. I know they knew how much you loved them. They had to. Bailey and Conner, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad talked about both of you all the time and he was so proud of you. You were his life!

Barbara OBrien Sep 26 2021 4:15 PM

Will miss you terribly Keith. Too soon

Steve Sessa Sep 25 2021 11:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Keith Brett

Leonor Castellar Sep 25 2021 5:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Keith Brett

Julie Brett Sep 24 2021 8:01 PM

Keith befriended me immediately on my first day on the job in Evanston. He and Katy welcomed me into their home on many occasions where we just laughed our heads off. So very sad to read of his passing.

Andy Dennin Sep 24 2021 5:07 PM

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