Obituary of Keith Russeau
Keith Douglas Russeau was born on March 15, 1951 in Monroe, Michigan. He is one of six children born from the union of Radis and Kathryn (Kiley) Russeau. Keith attended Monroe High School, graduating with the Class of 1969.
Keith married the love of his life, the former Barbara Roush on August 7, 1998 in Toledo, Ohio. From this union, came a blended family of ten children. He worked hard to provide for his family as a painter for Davidson Building for over twenty years. Keith contributed to building many of the local businesses in the Monroe and surrounding communities. He also owned his own painting and wallpaper business for many years.
Keith loved his family dearly and would do anything for them. He was a very generous man and would never ask for anything in return. Keith never judged and always had an open heart to those around him. He enjoyed spending time up north with his family. Keith could fix just about anything he set his mind to and was always first to offer help on projects. He was always smiling and joking; making you laugh and turning your bad day into a better one. He was known to give the best bear hugs ever.
You could always find Keith somewhere running around Monroe in his Sherwin Williams t-shirt, Wranglers and tennis shoes. He’d have a Pepsi in his hand and a smile on his face. Keith was an amazing dancer. He loved his country music and was an avid bowler in past years. Keith was a collector of many things. His brothers and buddies were a huge part of his life. In his younger years, Keith, his buddies and his brothers would all run around Bolles Harbor enjoying a good beer. He had many friends and if he didn't know you, he'd make friends with you quickly. You truly couldn't help but love him.
Keith Douglas Russeau, age 66, passed away at 12:57pm on Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home. In addition to his parents, Keith was preceded by his brother: Thurmond “Skippy” Russeau; sister: Pamela Russeau; and grandchildren: Tristan, Conner, John, Jeremiah and Jasper.
To cherish his memory, Keith leaves his beloved wife of nineteen years: Barbara Russeau of Temperance; his children: Douglas (Brandy) Russeau of Monroe, Kevin (Shauna) Russeau of Monroe, Stacianne (Chuck) Howard of Colorado Springs, Roger Russeau of Monroe, Bryan (Tonya) Russeau of Monroe, Kathryn Russeau of Monroe, Angela Russeau of Monroe, Jenni (Joe) Przeniczny of Toledo, Maggie Nation of Ida, and Corin (Paul Petronelli) Greene of Petersburg; brothers: Radis “Butch” (Linda) Russeau of Monroe, Dennis (Wanda) Russeau of Carleton, Gary (Karen) Russeau of Monroe, and Neil (Donna) Russeau of Monroe; sister: Paula Rose of Monroe; thirty grandchildren; two great grandchildren; good buddies: Dale Parker, Danny Nadeau, Tony Lucio, Tom Fillmore and many more.
Friends are invited to come Celebrate his Life from 12:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at LaRoy’s Hall, 2375 South Telegraph Road La Salle, Michigan. Arrangements have been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185. “LET’S EAT!!”
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Monroe AmVets Post 1942. Online guests may leave words of comfort and inspiration or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.