Keith Kaul, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Keith was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served from 1965-1969. His bravery during the War earned him many awards including National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Defense Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Keith was born on May 7, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois to Emmet Kaul and Kathryn Venice. He was the Scout Master of Troop 245 where he touched the lives of many young scouts. He spent the last 20 years of his life in San Antonio, Texas. In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, collecting coins, and living each day to the fullest.
He is survived by his wife, Fatima; and his children Robert Kaul, Jennifer (Richard) Sydoryk, Karen (Larry) Eisner, Deborah (Nathaniel) Richards and Karolyne Kaul. He is also survived by his dear brothers Nicholas (Betty Lou) Venice, Peter (Nancy) Venice and Steven Jeras. He was the proud grandfather of Hailey, Katherine, Rebekah, Christopher, Max, Calvin, Sophia, Amanda, Charlotte and Camille.
Keith was a gentle soul. He praised God for each and every new day. He was a kind man, always smiling and encouraging. He treated everyone with respect and enjoyed making new friends everywhere he went. Keith lit up the room with his contagious smile. He was an amazing storyteller, a lover of life, an encouraging father, and a compassionate grandfather.
There will be a memorial for Keith Kaul on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at Parkview Community Church, 764 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. All are welcome! Condolences may be sent to 35 South Stewart Avenue, Lombard, Illinois 60148.
Day is done, gone the sun, from the lake, from the hill, from the sky. All is well. Safely rest. God is nigh. – “Taps”