Keith John Stachowitz, 54, of Byron, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
He was born on July 7, 1963 in Winona, MN to Eugene "Gene" and Eunice (Folsom) Stachowitz. He graduated from Winona High School in 1982. On February 17, 1988, Keith married Linda Matthees in Reno, Nevada. The couple made their home in Byron.
Keith was a heating and cooling technician for over 20 years initially with Tonna Heating and Cooling and then at Air-Tech Mechanical. Most recently, he was employed at Con-Tech Manufacturing in Dodge Center.
In 2015, Keith was baptized and became a member of Community Celebration Church in Kasson. His faith made a significant impact on Keith and played a key role in his life.
Keith is survived by his wife Linda; son Michael and daughter Shelby; father, Gene Stachowitz of Winona; brother, Curt (Traci) Stachowitz of Winona; sister, Jane (Paul) Brandt of Beaver Dam, WI; mother-in-law, Janette Matthees of St Charles, sister-in-law, Mona Scott of Oakdale; nieces and nephews, Derek and Kimberly Brandt, Hayley Scott, Ryan (Anna) Stachowitz, Ross (Crystal) Stachowitz and David Babcock; one great-nephew, Koby Stachowitz and uncle and aunt, Frank and Pat Folsom.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Stachowitz, father-in-law, Eldor Matthees and by his grandparents.
Keith enjoyed special family vacations to Duluth, dirt track racing (favorite track was Mississippi Thunder Speedway), NASCAR, especially watching Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr., shooting pool, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia and NASCAR die casts. He was proud of his 1979 Silver Anniversary Trans Am. He loved watching hockey (Dallas Stars), WWE and his all-time favorite team the Minnesota Vikings.
A Memorial Service for Keith will be at 11:00AM, Friday, October 13, 2017 at Community Celebration Church, Kasson, with Pastor Steve Larson officiating. Visitation will be 4:00PM - 700PM Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Byron Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Online condolences are welcome at www.byronfuneralhome.com.