Steven L. Keil
Steven "Steve" L. Keil, 78, of Layton, UT, passed away on November 22, 2023. He was born on August 16, 1945, in Ogden, UT. Steve was a beloved husband, father, and friend to many.
Steve was an impressive and well-rounded individual, with exceptional intelligence, wisdom, strength, and character. He was well-read, refined, and even formidable at times. It was said of him that he was the world's most underutilized natural resource. With humility, he was not impressed with his own capabilities, referring to himself as an amoeba next to God. He was totally committed to those he loved and in what he believed.
Steve was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all his life, committed to his testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He faithfully and diligently served a two-year mission in Germany. He believed that the Lord was the "worker outer" and that things have a way of working out. Steve performed small acts of kindness unto others and was a force for good in the world.
A devoted and selfless father, Steve instilled a sense of adventure in his four boys. They went skiing, camping, boating, and on long road trips together, exploring natural beauty and historical sites. He had a deep love of history and did his best to develop an appreciation for it in his children.
He was also a loyal and devoted husband to his eternal companion, Marti. Together, they traveled the world, embarking on adventures and enjoying each other's company. He was her dearest friend and sweetheart, and he will always remain her "one true thing."
Steve attended Ogden High School and furthered his education at Weber State University and Brigham Young University. A brilliant academic, he earned a bachelor’s degrees in Physics, Math, and Chemistry (Weber), with a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering (BYU). He also served his country for 2 years in the Army Reserves.
Professionally, Steve had a successful career as a Chemical Engineer at Dow Chemical and was also a real estate investor.
Steve had a wide range of hobbies and interests, including skiing, golf, boating, hiking, traveling, reading, history, and philosophy (was a philosopher at heart). He enjoyed immersing himself in these activities and expanding his knowledge and experiences.
In addition to his wife Marti, Steve is survived by his sons Ryan Jared Keil, Chad Devin Keil, and Sean Darren Keil, and his sister Kathy Unguren. He was preceded in death by his son Cameron Brant Keil, his brother Floyd Phillip Keil, his sister Janet Susan Connelly, and his parents.
A funeral service will be held to honor Steve's life on Thursday, November 30th, at 11 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 1085 N 50 E in Kaysville, UT. Friends may meet with family from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the service. Aaron's Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements. Interment will be in the Lindquist Cemetery, located at 1867 N Fairfield Rd in Layton, UT, immediately following the funeral service.
Steve will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. His legacy of faith, charity, fatherhood, adventure, and loyalty will continue to inspire those whose lives he touched.