Keith Cardwell

Keith Cardwell

1948 - 2024

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Obituary of Keith Cardwell

Melvin “Keith” Cardwell, 76, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 19, 2024, at the residence of his daughter in Iowa City, IA.

Keith was born May 15, 1948, in Sioux City, the son of Melvin Robert and Arlene Marguerite (Hoopingarner) Cardwell. He was raised in Sioux City and graduated from East High School.

As a young man Keith worked at Weatherwax Clothing Store and met his future wife, Kathryn Louise Miller. Kathy asked him to help her purchase a car and the rest was history. They married on April 27, 1968. They made their home in Sioux City and raised 5 children.

As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Keith enjoyed attending the congregation in Sioux City. Keith spent many years helping others learn about God’s Kingdom. He was affectionately known as “Mr. Keith” in the community. He had a generous spirit, and this drew many people to him. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his strong belief in the future resurrection where he will enjoy perfect health with loved ones.

His hobbies included listening to music, golfing with his brother and friend (Roger), and working on cars. After work and on the weekends, he could often be found working on his cars and listening to his large collection of music.

Keith was hired at IBP on March 8, 1971. Keith gained respect for his excellent job in coordinating shipping and production. He worked at IBP (Tyson) until his retirement.

His survivors include his wife, Kathryn; his children, Patrick (Corina) Cardwell, Chad (Angela) Cardwell, Ryan Cardwell, Rebekah (Jehu) Torres and Emily (Nathan) Henderson; 6 grandchildren: Jerika Mesik, Samuel Cardwell, Elizabeth Cardwell, Logan Henderson, Haven Henderson and Skylar Henderson; Sisters, Janet Christensen, Nancy Scully, Georgia Rose, Penny (Ray) Burmeister and Peggy Cardwell; Brother: Kenneth (Vicki) Cardwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lois Whitman, Lucille Nelson and Colleen Cardwell.

Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3713 Green Ave, Sioux City, IA. Kirk Camerer will be officiating.



Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, June 29, 2024
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
3713 Green Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa, United States