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D. Keith Kalbach

D. Keith Kalbach

Feb 17, 1947 - Jan 22, 2023

D. Keith Kalbach, 75, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones, at Westward Heights Care Facility.  A Celebration of Life for Keith and Sarah will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Davis Funeral Home.  A Barbecue will follow at Teeter Park at 4:00 pm.


Darrell Keith Kalbach was born on February 17, 1947 in Modesto California to Albert Lee and Ethel Marie (Frisk) Kalbach.  He grew up with his two sisters, Laura and Anita, near the orchards. He always had plenty of fun stories to tell about his youth.  He had a deep passion for aviation and received his Aviation Maintenance Professional License and became a aircraft mechanic.


Keith met his wife, Sarah Watson while working at Arrowvac.  He was working maintenance on the Lifeflight Helicopter and she was a paramedic.  “He said if you fly I’ll buy” and they were married three months later on May 5, 1989. They moved to Oklahoma to raise their growing family of six.


He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and rebuilding fast cars.  But his most important role was a model for his children.  Although he his work required him to travel much of the time, he always made time for his children, a phone call while gone and when he was home, he made it the best time with them. He was not a man of many words, however when he spoke you listened. Thinking outside the box was what he was good at, he could solve any problem, and he had the answer to most all questions.  Keith taught his children the essentials of life, hunting, fishing, how to take care of their own vehicles and most important, how to take care of each other.


He is survived by his wife, Sarah Kalbach; mother, Ethel Kalbach; sons, Kelby Kalbach, Devery Kalbach, and Tanner Kalbach; daughter, Annmarie Kalbach; and grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Kalbach.


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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.