He was born nearby on December 26, 1919 to Frank and Zona (Morgan) Connell and farmed his entire life in the Ritzville-Benge area.
He served in the U.S. Army in WWII in dangerous work involving unexploded bombs.
Keith is survived by a sister-in-law Kay Connell, Ritzville, WA; three nieces, J’Roi (Dave) Reynolds, Maryland, Jody (Aaron) Davis, Livingston, MT, Coco (John) Daley, Benge-Washtucna, WA; great-nieces and nephews, Jared Northcote, Robin Conn, Mike Connell, Jeff Ashenbrenner, Aimee Brunckhorst and Karen Connell.
Preceded in death by his parents and by a brother Lloyd Connell and a nephew Mick Connell.
Memorial Services will be held Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Benge Community Church, Benge, WA with military honors.
Urn placement will take place at a later date at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.
Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA in charge of arrangements.