Keith Dennis

Obituary of Keith Dennis

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Keith Dennis was born on January 22, 1973, in Wayne County, Michigan. He was the son of Marilyn Joyce Dennis. 

Sometime after graduating high school, Keith gained employment with R&A Tool & Engineering Company in Westland.  In his younger years, Keith was an active member of the "Office Installation" hockey team, where his love for the sport flourished. Keith's never wavering passion for hockey continued well after his playing days.  He shifted his focus more so to rooting for his Detroit Red Wings Hockey Team.

Another of Keith's greatest joys was hunting, particularly in various parts of Michigan, especially with his Uncle Larry. They shared countless adventures and stories, bonding over their mutual love for nature and the thrill of the hunt. Keith also enjoyed spending time on Lake Erie, cruising the waters in his speedboat and casting his reel.   He cherished these moments even more when he had the pleasure of bringing his daughter, Madison, along for the voyage. From her early years in a car seat, she developed a love for fishing and cherished every opportunity they had to create special memories together.

Keith’s love for sports extended beyond the ice and the lake. He was also an ardent fan of the Detroit Lions and Michigan Wolverines football teams.  Additionally, Keith had a passion for collecting guns. He appreciated the craftsmanship and history behind each piece in his collection. His fascination with firearms was not only a hobby but a way for him to connect with the rich heritage of America.

He was a passionate soul who had a steady love for music, especially the rhythms and electrifying guitar solos of metal bands. From a young age, he immersed himself in the world of heavy metal and attended countless concerts, capturing the raw energy and catharsis that only live performances could provide. Throughout his life, he remained a devoted fan, and even when his health no longer permitted him to attend concerts, his spirits continued to rock to the soundtracks of his cherished bands.

Keith was committed to his community, serving the Village of Estral Beach as a volunteer firefighter, fearlessly placing the needs of others ahead of his own. His dedication to protecting and serving those around him was truly admirable.

Above all else, Keith was a proud father. He adored his daughter, Madison, and took great pride in her achievements. He would boast with joy about her receiving a full academic scholarship to the University of Michigan.  He will forever be remembered as the "cool" dad, a man who had a zest for life, an unwavering love for his family, and a profound connection to nature that touched the hearts of those that knew him.

Keith Dennis, age 50, of Estral Beach, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday; August 15, 2023.  His passing was preceded by his mother.  To cherish his memory, he leaves his loving daughter: Madison Dennis.

No public services are planned.  His care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation will take place through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.

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