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April 30, 2020

Kieth R. Seward

Kieth Randall Seward, 86, Whitewater, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Kieth was born on August 19, 1933, in Williamsfield, IL, to William and Myrtle (Morgan) Seward.

He received his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois. On September 3, 1960, he married Elisabeth Therese Ulbert. Kieth worked for Wisconsin Power and Light, Swiss Colony, Avonmore and Bytec. He served in the US Marine Corps. He served the Monroe, WI, community as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club and United Fund, and as New Glarus Town Chair for 10 years. Kieth enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Whitewater.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elisabeth, Whitewater; children, Christopher (Carla) Seward, Mary (Michael Ebsen) Trelstad, Beth (Dan) Bowie, Daniel (Cheryl) Seward, Michael (Chauncey Dunn) Seward, Nicholas (Mike Horan) Seward; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Hudson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Elaine, Iolene and Barbara; brother, Claire.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Whitewater, with burial to follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Palmyra, WI.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rainbow Hospice for their loving care. As an expression of sympathy you may wish to consider memorials to Rainbow Hospice or to the Carbone Cancer Center-UW-Wisconsin.

Online condolences may be made through Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, by visiting


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