Keith Schacht

Keith W. Schacht, 71, of Waterville, formerly of Lockport, IL, died Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A private burial was held at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. Memorials can be given at

Keith W. Schacht was born September 13, 1946 in Rock Rapids, the son of Raymond and Susan (Ely) Schacht. Keith received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University. Wanting to work for a small animal practice, Keith moved to Illinois and practiced at VCA Joliet Animal Hospital. He loved his job and poured his life into being a veterinarian, leaving room for little else other than his wife, Kathy, and their various pets.

Over the years, they adopted greyhounds, wolfhounds, horses and numerous cats. In 2016, he and Kathy retired and moved to rural Waterville. Keith belonged to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathy (Mostyn) Schacht of Waterville; his many pets; his three brothers, Larry (Terry) Schacht, Paul (Linda) Schacht and Ken (Barb) Schacht; his sister, Sandra (John) Swatek; and his nieces and nephews. Keith was preceded in death by his parents.

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