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Keith Dial

Keith Edward Dial

October 18, 1961 ~ November 8, 2019

Keith Edward Dial, age 58, of Wildwood, MO passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 after a year-long battle with lymphoma.  

Keith was born in St. Louis County, graduating in 1980 from Lafayette High School.  He began a career in autobody work but quickly found his calling as a carpenter. Keith enjoyed spending time outdoors.  Never known to sit still for long, he was happiest when working or exploring at the family farms. There was no better way to end the day than outside by the fire, cooking up dinner, throwing horseshoes, and sharing stories of adventure with family and friends.  

Keith is preceded in death by his father, Louie Edward Dial, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He will be remembered always by his wife, Cynthia Dial (Hutchison); son, Clayton Dial; Mother, Luella Dial (Fuhrhop); sisters, Patti (John) McHugh and Betty Villareal; sister-in-law, Melinda (Dave) Murek; brother-in-law, William Hutchison; nephew, Stephen Hubbard; niece, Michelle McArthur; great-nephew, Gavin Hubbard, and many beloved family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Saturday, November 30, 2019 at The River at Eureka Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Missouri Department of Conservation or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Keith’s name.  

Our family would like to extend our sincere appreciation for their compassionate care to Keith’s doctors and care givers at Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes Hospitals, and Evelyn’s House Hospice Care.

Rest in peace, Keith, our love with you always.


  1. Ann Bueler on November 15, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    No words can express the depth of this loss…our hearts are broken. We loved him, admired him and were so incredibly honored to work with him. We are so very grateful that he was a part of our lives and he will remain in our hearts forever…

  2. Bill Overall on November 15, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Keith was not only an amazing Carpenter but a Man who was perfect in many ways my friend coworker I’m still jealous of how organized you always were the PK family has lots of memories love you buddy God I thank you for bringing Keith back into my everyday life

  3. Laura tomlinson on November 16, 2019 at 8:51 am

    I love that video and I can feel the love in that video.

  4. Deborah new Dirckx-Norris on November 16, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Oh Cindy, know that when a breeze flutters by, Keith will be there; when the leaves crunch beneath your feet, he’ll be there; when mist hangs in a meadow at dawn, he’ll be there; when you look at your beautiful son, he’ll be there. His energy is not gone, but transformed! I am so sorry that you have suffered this loss. Please be comforted knowing that you have many friends ready to offer our love and support.
    Debbie Dirckx-Norris, Woerther Family

  5. Gerry Meier on November 16, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Cindy, Pleas accept my sympathy for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Gerry Meier

  6. Pam Dietrich Pretz on November 16, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Cindy, I’m So very sorry for the loss of your husband. From all of the posts I’ve seen on here he’s a great man and loved by many. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  7. sharon barnes on November 17, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Cindy, I was so sorry to hear about Keith. Hold on to all your good memories of him and know that he is always there with you. Hoping that the love and caring of your friends and family help you through this sorrowful time.
    Sharon Barnes

  8. Jennifer Hall on November 17, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful video you have to keep with all of your memories. Prayers for comfort for you and your family.

  9. cathy westbury on November 17, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Cindy and Clayton,

    No words…but you all did an amazing job of capturing his essence in that video. I know that this reading has given me comfort in difficult times…hoping it can do the same for you.
    You can shed tears because they died, or smile because they lived
    You can close your eyes and pray they will come back, or open your eyes and see all that they left for you.
    Your heart can be empty because you cannot see them, or be full of the love they shared.
    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
    You can remember only that they are gone, or you can cherish their memory and let it live on.
    You can cry and close your mind and feel empty, or you can do what they want….
    Smile…open your heart….LOVE…and go on.

  10. Tim Roberts on November 28, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    I was blessed with knowing Keith while working for Fred . We had some great times horseback riding and hunting out of his cabin. Keith always had a positive view on life and what really matters. He used to tell me don’t worry about the little things .and he was right . I know Keith was a great dad and husband. Because the Friday happy hours got less . Because he wanted to spend more time with his family . Keith was a great friend and a great person.

  11. Emily Kate Price on November 29, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Of the best men to have walked this Earth. Love you forever and always, Uncle Keith! You will be in my heart always.

  12. Sarah Price on December 16, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    By far the most amazing uncle I have ever known. Love him forever and always. I will always remember him and the impact he had on my life. I love you Cindy and Clayton. He was truly the most amazing man.

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