Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 16, 2014

Keith A. Sattler

BARRYTON — Keith A. Sattler, age 74, of Diamond Lake and Barryton, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. He was born on Jan. 26, 1940, to Ralph and Lola (Yagle) Sattler in Cedar.

Keith graduated from Honor Agricultural High School in 1957.

He served his country for a short time in the United States Army.

Keith married Barbara Baatz on Dec. 16, 1961, in Honor, and their journey began.

He began his career as an electrical lineman which took the couple to several states across the country in the fifth wheel.

They raised their family in the Traverse City area, where Keith taught their children to water ski, and he and Barb took them camping in the summers. Keith enjoyed the outdoors and never lacked for something to do.

Keith was employed by the IBEW Local 876 and retired from Hydecker Wheatlake, where he had been employed for numerous years. He enjoyed teaching others and sharing the knowledge he had.

Keith enjoyed the simple things in life and was lovingly bullheaded.

Keith is survived by his wife, Barb, of Barryton; three children, Keith Sattler Jr., of Middleville, Angela (Rick) Stover, of Barryton, and Scott Sattler, of Traverse City; three grandchildren, Kayla Sattler, Logan and Samantha Stover; three sisters, Betty Lou Folkert, Sharon Dunn and Judith Tindall; one brother, Robert Sattler; sisters-in-law, Shirley and Bonnie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ralph Jennings Sattler Jr. and Edward Sattler.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial donations can be made to the Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer Center in Reed City, c/o Spectrum Health Foundation, 300 N. Patterson Road, Reed City, MI 49677. Envelopes are available at the Daggett Funeral Home in Barryton, where services were entrusted.

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