Dennis "Denny" Patrick Keefe was born on March 9, 1937, in South Beloit, IL. to Harold and Anna Keefe. Denny passed away peacefully at home, under the loving care of his daughter Denise and family, on November 15, 2017.
Denny was formerly married to Sarah Talley, and from that union 4 children were born. James M. (Susan) Keefe of Plymouth, IN., Deborah K. (Roger) Gottschalk of Bourbon, IN., Sherry L. (Dan) Howe of Lawrenceburg, IN., and Denise M. (Leonard) Betker of Beloit, WI. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. His Aunt Betty Fucsalla, his sister-in-law Leora Keefe, brothers-in-law James Riley and William Geiger, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, also survives him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters, 2 great-granddaughters, and one great-grandson.
Denny was a simple man that enjoyed simple things. He loved to watch NASCAR, play pool, Euchre, listen to Country/Blue Grass music, and drink a few beers with his buddies. He worked as a truck driver and continued to help out, long after he retired. His biggest joy was his children and grandchildren and seeing how well they were doing in life made him very happy.
A celebration of Denny's life will take place on December 2, 2017 at Foster Funeral & Cremation Service, Beloit, WI, visitation 12 noon until 2pm, service at 2pm. A reception will follow at the
VFW, 2711 S. Afton Rd., Beloit, WI 53511.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Victory Junction, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 32114 (victoryjunction.org) or The NASCAR Foundation, 6th floor, Daytona Blvd., Daytona, FL 32114 (nascarfoundation.org).