Keith, Dale Arthur Age 73, of Rogersville, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013. Dale was retired from the Romeoville Police Department as a police social worker with 20 years of service. Previously Dale was a social worker with numerous schools, state and local agencies in Illinois, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Aside from his career, he was also a wrestling coach and referee, and a volunteer for many charitable organizations. Dale was a member of the Saint Luke's Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, IL; graduated from Southern Illinois University and received his Masters degree from the University of Illinois. Dale was awarded an Honorary Member of the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps and recently served on the Board of Directors of the Rogersville Heritage Association. As a social worker Dale was passionate about helping others in need, often at his own expense. He loved to award others with his own sense of humor. Dale enjoyed trains, history, the military and a good joke. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Frank and Mildred Borden Keith; sister, Arla June Siciliano; brother-in-law, Leo Siciliano. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rebecca McIntosh Keith; son, Michael Dale Keith of Chicago, IL; daughter, Michelle Dawn Keith Tampa and husband, Thomas E. of Plainfield, IL; granddaughter, Lindsey Anne Tampa; niece, Cynthia Boys Randall; nephew, Brian Boys; and many McIntosh nieces and nephews. Dale was loved and will be missed by all those who knew him. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville, TN, funeral services will immediately follow with Pastor Gordon Smith officiating. A pending memorial will be held in Romeoville, IL. Donations may be made to the
, 2008 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203. Online condolences can be made at www.broomefuneralhome.com. Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville is serving the Keith family.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Nov. 29, 2013
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