Keith was born July 1, 1960 in Kansas City, MO, a son of Larry and Barbara (Scott) Kunkelman. He graduated from Raytown High School. In 1979, he married Jeanne Kilbane. To this union were born two daughters, Linda and Erica. Keith was a retired U.S. Navy Veteran. He had worked at Quintiles in Olathe, KS. Keith was very active in the Wounded Warriors Project.
Keith was preceded in death by his father, Larry Kunkelman, his mother, Barbara Scott, his grandmother, Blanche " G.G." Kunkelman, an infant sister who died at birth, Beverly Jean, sister-in-law, Debbie Kunkelman, two brothers-in-law, Danny Kilbane and Tim Kilbane, and a nephew, Joshua Kunkelman. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Kunkelman; his step-mother, Bonnie Kunkelman; two daughters, Linda Pearson (Skip) and Erica Rathbone (Chris); five grandchildren, Breanna Pearson, Garrett Pearson, Elizebeth Balance, Autumn Rathbone, and Zoie Rathbone; siblings: Floyd Kunkelman, Kevin Kunkelman (dad’s identical twin), Lynn Elsloo (Randy), Jason Kunkelman, Amy Kunkelman; brother-in-law, Robin Kilbane; 12 nephews and nieces, Alan, Jonathan (Tori), Megan, Alyssa, Tyler, Joshua, Marley, Jessica (Curtis), Lauren (Brandon), Cameron, Bradley, and Nikki, and 14 great-nephews and nieces.