Keith Charles Ottenbreit was born at St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville, SK, on September 16, 1953, to Adam E. and Violet Ottenbreit. He grew up on the family farm with his brother, Bev. Keith attended Flegel School and was baptized, received his First Holy Communion and was confirmed at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Grayson, SK.
Keith was a 4-H member in 1968 when his dad was a woodworking leader. He enjoyed playing broomball with the Grayson Golddusters. When his Dad moved to Grayson in 1979, Keith took over the family farm and farmed for a few years. After selling the farm, he became a loader operator for a number of construction companies. He worked in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Keith enjoyed the outdoors; he loved quadding and was a member of the Grayson Ridgerunners. He was also a hunter and fisherman; he hunted whitetail deer and geese. He also took great pride in doing upholstery. Keith was very proud to be a shuffleboard champion; he has many trophies and plaques to show for it. He was a very proud uncle, visiting with his nieces and nephews whenever they came to Grayson.
Left behind to cherish their memories of Keith's life are: his brother, Bev (Lorraine), and their children, Stacie (Chris) Patton, Tyler (Carissa), Trevor (Trisha), Kim (Jo) and Graham, as well as his seven great-nieces, Katherine, Grace, Dylann, Kennedy, Violet, Vanessa and Vienna, and his three great-nephews, Ethan, Nathan and Liam; and many friends and relatives. Keith was predeceased by his parents, Adam E. and Violet Ottenbreit, and his stepmother, Mary Ottenbreit.