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“Dear Patty, children and the Keck families, I'm so sorry to hear about Steve. He was quite a card growing up down the street. Our thoughts and...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Rich Koehler - Leesburg, FL

“I love you dad! I miss you so much! Until we meet again best friend! ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Brian Keck - Swansea, IL - Son

“Please accept my condolences for your loss. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Brock (nee: Silch) - LA

“So sorry to hear about your loss. I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Caroline Silch - Belleville, IL

“Melanie, Blake, and Aubrey, Don and I want to express our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Blake's Dad. I know he will sorely be missed. He...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Sandra Steppig - Phoenix, AZ

“Dear Patty, Bian and Blake,We are very shocked and saddened at the passing of Steve. We know what a very difficult time this is for all of you. ...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: James Keck - Highland, IL

“Dear Patty and family,We can only imagine your pain at the loss of Steve. His courage and stamina during his long illness is a testimony to his love...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Betty and Tom Gibbons - IL

“Deepest sympathy to the dear family of Steve . The battle is over. May you reflect on all the good memories. Wayne & Christie Scher ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Christie Scher - Belleville, IL

“Patty and family, I am so sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers for you all ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Shelley Hawthorne-Zotz - IL

“Patty,Brian,& Blake, & Family, Over the years I got to work with Steve on several projects. I always looked up to Steve because his knowledge of...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Greg Pickerel - Belleville, IL

“Rip my dear friend ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Rick Hewitt - Reno, NV

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Steven R. Keck, 66, of Belleville, IL; born on October 21, 1951 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO after a long fought battle surrounded by his family.

Steve was a laborer. He was the owner and operator of P.K. Contracting. He was a United States Army Veteran. In his free time Steve enjoyed trips to the casino. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his father – William Keck. One sister-in-law – Janet Keck.

He is survived by his loving wife – Patty, nee Emerson, Keck whom he married on February 24, 1973 in Belleville, IL. His sons – Brian (Danielle) Keck of Swansea, IL; Blake (Melanie) Keck of Millstadt, IL. His grandchildren – Sean, Lana, Aubrey. His mother – Doris, nee Randle, Keck of Belleville, IL. Three brothers – Bob (Pat) Keck of Swansea, IL; Dave (Chris) Keck of Swansea, IL; Mike Keck of Belleville, IL. One brother-in-law – Don (Ed Sitek) Emerson of St. Louis, MO. Three sisters-in-law – Margie (Danny) O'Saben of Millstadt, IL; Janice (Steve) Tade of Belleville, IL; Sharon (Boyce) Adams of Belleville, IL. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

The family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Rothstein who provided wonderful care and support to Steve for the last 16 years. Also a special thank you to his nurse Michelle and the Renal Team of Washington University.

In accordance with Steve's wishes private services will be held.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.