April 1, 2024 at 9:40 a.m.
Updated April 1, 2024 at 9:40 a.m.

Sincox, William Keith

William Keith Sincox, 84, of Apple River, IL, passed away Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024 at the Lafayette County Manor in Darlington, WI. Keith was born in Apple River, Illinois on October 29, 1939. He met Shirely Ann (Kuehl) Sincox and they wed on August 31, 1958 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Elizabeth, IL. They would go on to move around southwestern Wisconsin while having three children, settling in Ridgeway for 30 years before “retiring” to Apple River to run his personal business Mount Sumner Shoppe, just down the road from where he grew up. (We all know Keith tried retiring multiple times...he never could quite get it to stick!) He spent much of his working years with Feed-O-Matic, traveling miles and miles across Wisconsin and Illinois working to build grain bins and auger systems on farms and getting to know just about every farmer in southern Wisconsin! Keith loved his many customers and they loved him! He was very proud to work on building the largest organic chicken farm in the state of Texas. Keith was also proud of the houses he designed and built with his own hands from the ground up. Keith loved traveling with friends, especially Fern and Buster Stadel, Joanne and Virgil Martin, and Lillian and Leroy Beyer. Keith and Shirley traveled around the country and world on bus tours and cruises all throughout their lives. He was a fixture in the Ridgeway community for many years, serving on the Fire Department, Snowmobile club, Village Board, Military Ridge State Trail Committee, and Ridgeway Advancement, as one of the original organizers of Ridgeway’s Labor Day celebration (where he was The Ghost for a number of them!) He will be missed for his hard-working nature and sly smile! 

Keith is survived by two children: son Kevin (Julie) Sincox and daughter Kris (Steve) Olson; only granddaughter Erin Sincox and fiancé Paul Gomanne; brothers Howard (Debbie) Sincox and John (Karen) Sincox; sister Marlene Burge; sisters-in-law Esther Schlichting (Wayne) Wand and Doreen Kuehl; brother-in-law Dean (Darlene) Kuehl; and his many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. In addition to his wife of 64 years Shirley (Kuehl) Sincox and parents B’ella (Rowe) and Norman Sincox, 

He is preceded in death by his daughter Kathy Durst; sister Elaine Crom; brothesr-in-law Dietrich “Dick” (Hulda) Kuehl, Walter (Ada) Kuehl, Otto Kuehl, and John Schlicting; sisters-in-law Mina (Bill) Gotham, Elsie (Melvin) Kunz, Dorothy (Norman) Kolasch, Adela (Milton) Burk and Jan Kuehl. 

A visitation and memorial service will be held at the Apple River United Methodist Church in Apple River, IL on Saturday, April 6th, 2024. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a memorial service beginning at 11:30 a.m. A graveside service at Elmwood Cemetery in Warren, IL will follow the memorial with a meal at the Apple River UMC afterward for family and friends to celebrate his memories.

A memorial has been established in his memory.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.leamonfh.com.