William Keith "Keifer" Schuler

June 13, 1949September 29, 2020

William Keith “Keifer” Schuler, 71, of Louisville passed away on Tuesday September 29, 2020. He was born on June 13, 1949 in Louisville to the late William Louis Schuler and Rosemary (Griffin) Kasey. Keith was a sheet metal worker and a member of the sheet metal union 110. He was also a well known steel guitarist having worked with “The Byrds” and several other Nashville legendary bands. Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Bev Taft, Deborah Nichols, Cyndi Felton, and Melody Webb; a stepsister, Cindee Kasey; 6 nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion, “Rudy”. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday October 8, 2020 in the Southern Chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son, 3601 Taylor Blvd. with burial to follow in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be from 10 am to the time of service on Thursday. Social distancing and facemask are required. Online condolences at,


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Bev Taft

October 22, 2020

Just located this picture of Keith. Thought that I would share. I have no idea who he is with. It will be one of our favorites because Keith was happy playing music and he looks so healthy. (2007). Bev

Jason Delonjay

October 21, 2020

I just recently heard of Mr. Keifer’s passing when I called a friend to check on him after I hadn’t seen him in a few weeks. I knew Mr. Keifer because I took care of his yard. He was a silly guy with many stories and I often looked forward to speaking with him. My sincerest condolences to his family. He was a good man and I am sure he is making music and entertaining people in heaven.

Sharon Stetter

October 6, 2020

To Keith's dear Sisters, I'm so sorry for your loss. I've lived across the street from Keith & Debbie for about 30 years and it wasn't until the past few months that I got to know Keith at all. From a distance, Keith always struck me as a little gruff but having some close conversations with him recently, I discovered his gentle, kind, funny, interesting and sweet side. I'm sorry I didn't get to know him better. I know you will miss him dearly. May his memory be a blessing.

Roberta Devers

October 5, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you healing and peace.
Robbi Devers

Bev Taft

September 29, 2020

Keith, my only brother, I will miss you so much. Over the past few months we have seen each other ever so frequently and showing the love and support most siblings should/could possibly provide. We had wonderful plans for the future, you, Debbie and I. Mom wouldn’t in a million years have thought that the three of us would be in southern Indiana! Unfortunately our plans were cut short. I hope you found a guitar in Heaven and playing music for Mom. Rudy is at Debbie’s. He is doing well but I think he knows. Oh how I wish things could have been different or a little longer. You were such an amazing and colorful man. Talented in so many ways; playing steel guitar, knowledge of antiques and your woodworking. I didn’t know you were so smart until we had our in-depth conversations lately. Not a topic that you didn’t master. So many memories but I wanted more of them. Keith, I hope you know that you were so loved and respected by many.
Love and miss you, Bev


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