Brodhead, WI – Mark Alan Keltner, age 70, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on January 17, 2024 at the Monroe Hospital in Monroe, WI.
Mark was born on November 16, 1953 in Freeport, IL the son of Lloyd and Lorraine (Edler) Keltner. He married Candy Wuthrich on December 18, 1992 in Rock County.

Mark graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1972. He traveled down many career roads but his true passion in life was operating his own dairy farm. He was raised as a city boy but his heart was always in the country. Growing up he spent many summers staying at his Grandparents farm where he found his passion for dairy farming. He farmed for thirty years on his own dairy farm plus worked off the farm as well. His other passions included fast cars, which included going to Nascar races or driving his 1969 Hugger Orange Z28 Chevy Camaro. He played guitar in his early years and loved listening and jamming to his music on speakers that would rattle the windows. He also enjoyed fishing and took many trips to the Mississippi River.

But what truly mattered in his life was his kids and then grandkids. He loved being a father and through the years that extended out to other kids he met along the way. He loved being Uncle Mark to all his nieces and nephews. Mark lived a very full life, full of many stories that he said so many times that he should write a book. He truly was a remarkable man and touched many people’s lives that he will truly be missed by many.

Mark is survived by his wife, Candy; 3 children, Christina (Robert) Richardson, Heidi Keltner and Christian Keltner; 2 step children, Jessica Perkins and Brandon Perkins; 9 grandchildren, Connor, Trevor, Selena, Austin, Alexis, Gunner, Kaelyn, Wesson and Dominic; 2 great grandchildren, Mayella and Clementine; 4 siblings, Deborah Edwards, Cynthia (Michael) Huffman, Kathy (John) Woodworth and Curt Keltner and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Peyton Richardson in 2003.

The celebration of life will be held next Saturday on the 27th at Public Houzz in Brodhead from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

The DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead is assisting the family with arrangements. 608-897-248