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Keith "Butch" Allen Breidenbach

August 14, 1944 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 77) 77 Years Old


Keith “Butch” Allen Breidenbach, 77, of Warner, SD, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Avantara Nursing Home, Redfield, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 19, 2021 at All Saints Catholic Church, Mellette, SD, with Fr. John Short officiating.

Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, at the mortuary with a Liturgical Wake at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation continues one hour before Mass at the church.

Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Mellette, with military honors by Rieck-Morgan American Legion Post 137.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at

Keith was born August 14, 1944 in Aberdeen, SD to Francis Breidenbach and Dorothy (Knie) Breidenbach Thorpe.  Keith grew up in Aberdeen, and later in Chelsea, SD.  At a young age, Keith started working for the Carda family farming and moving hay.  In 1967, Keith was drafted into the US Army and served on the ground in Vietnam.  He was honorably discharged in January of 1969.  Upon returning home, Keith resumed his work with the Carda family.  On April 28, 1973, Keith married Barb Fischbach in Mellette, SD.  In November of 1973, Keith began working as a custodian for the Warner School District where he worked until his retirement in August, 2010.  He also spent much time working on his brother-in-law's farm in rural Warner.

Keith was a member of the Rieck-Morgan American Legion Post 137 of Warner, and served with the Warner Volunteer Fire Department. He also enjoyed spending time camping, fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling, as well as taking trips to Sioux Falls to see his grandkids. 

Grateful for having shared Keith's life are his wife, Barb; sons, Kevin (Rachel) Breidenbach of Sioux Falls, SD and Mark (Jeny Barnes) Breidenbach of Warner, SD; and his two grandchildren, Carson and Tenley Breidenbach. 

Keith is also survived by his siblings: Bev Roth, Fairbanks, AK, Karen Loon, Langdon, ND, Shirley (Rod) Fredrickson, Aberdeen, SD, Verla (Mark) Smith, Phoenix, AZ, Larry (Vicki) Breidenbach Sr., Warner, SD.

Preceding Keith in death are his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to Warner School Foundation, PO Box 20, Warner, SD 57479.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


November 18, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary & Crematory
414 5th Ave NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Liturgical Wake Service
November 18, 2021

7:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary & Crematory
414 5th Ave NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Mass of Christian Burial
November 19, 2021

10:30 AM
All Saints Catholic Church
23 1st Avenue
Mellette, SD 57461


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