Keith Maurice Kienle

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, Keith Maurice Kienle, loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away
at the age of 68.

Keith was born on October 1, 1952 in Pottstown, PA to Joy (Christman) Kienle and David Kienle, Sr. He graduated in 1970 from Owen J.Roberts High School and Northern Chester County Technical School.

Keith served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War from August 1972 to August of 1978. He worked as a Food Inspector for the Military during his service to our country. After the military, he went to college and graduated from Reading Area Community College in 1984. Keith worked in the food industry most of his adult life, retiring from Giant Food Stores as Customer Service Manager in 2015. Keith was not afraid of hard work and instilled this virtue into his daughters and granddaughter through his example.

Keith was cherished by his family, who he loved deeply, and by his many friends who appreciated his caring ways, and epic sense of humor. He grew up in Pottstown and he and his wife, Deb, moved to Douglassville and made their home there, where they raised two daughters. “Poppy” as he was called by his granddaughter, was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Douglassville.

He met his wife, Deb, while roller skating at CC Skate Ranch in Douglassville, and he continued to enjoy skating with his family at Ringing Rocks Roller Rink in Pottstown. This love story is one for the books and he truly loved Deb with all his heart and soul. He always bought her flowers for their anniversary and never let a special occasion pass without putting such great care and thought into making it special. Keith had many interests that brought him joy, including: baking, reading, going to the shore, boating, going to the mountains, fishing and hunting, attending car shows, playing poker, mowing the yard, watching Eagles football games, and most of all spending time with his family. He specifically loved having the family gather at home for Christmas Eve.

Keith loved music as well. Some of his favorites were: the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Motown, and Three Dog Night. He also loved going to hear live music, especially when he and Deb would go to see Powerplay or to see his daughter, Michele, sing. Keith also had a great voice of his own, and he would belt one out now and again privately for us all to enjoy.

He had a strength that was shown in his deep sense of integrity and pride - knowing how to look at a situation from many angles and deal with it head on. He had a great sense of humor and silly jokes and remarks. Many times, this sense of humor and laughter got him and those around him through some very difficult times. He had a great love of animals and a really genuine kindness to anyone in need. His smile and laugh, made you wonder what he was up to, and also made you light up with a special kind of joy and love only he could give you.

Keith is survived by his mother; Joy Kienle, widow of David Kienle, Sr.; his sister, Lisa (Kienle) Valek; his brothers David Kienle and Thomas Kienle; his wife, Deborah (Segnere) Kienle; his two daughters, Michele Kienle and Danielle Kienle; his granddaughter, Carli Kienle, his great-grandson and namesake, Keith Trego, his little girl cat, Lily, and many nieces and nephews.

Services and Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Immaculate Conception RC Church in Douglassville, PA or the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Arrangements are by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, PA.

All services for Keith Maurice Kienle will be kept private at the request of the family.