Keith Lloyd Cooley

MADISON- Keith Lloyd Cooley, age 87, passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2016, with his wife by his side.

He was born on May 13, 1929, in Mount Hope, Wis., the son of Frederick and Melcena (Riddiough) Cooley. Keith graduated from East High School in Madison in 1948. He and Kathleen I. Mellenthien eloped on August 16, 1951, in Dubuque, IA. He served in the U. S. Army from 1951 to 1953. Keith graduated from the Madison Business College and worked for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for 34 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1954 where he served as treasurer and on several boards.

Keith lost his eyesight in 2002 to a rare disease. He remained cheerful and positive despite his disability and was an inspiration to family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen; four children, Cindy (Bill) Gleason, Kevin (Vicki) Cooley, Todd (Michelle) Cooley and Anne (Bryan) Piesczak; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 11 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, with a luncheon to follow. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.

The family would like to thank the staff at Oak Park Assisted Living and Memory care for their tender, loving care. We will miss you, Keith!

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive

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