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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-31-2007, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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RIP Keith Wegner

I have to report that Keith, known on here as Skull-Rid3r, has passed away. He passed away at 3:49am March 31 after a motorcycle accident on Sunday March 25th.

His family made the decision to remove him from life support.

here is the official release from the family.

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Keith Robert Wegner, 20, left to be with the Lord on March 31, 2007, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Keith was born on October 2, 1986, in Milwaukee, WI, the youngest of three children. Keith graduated from Waukesha North High School, class of 2005, and was a Sophomore at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. He was the beloved son of Kathleen and Kenneth Wegner of Waukesha, WI, brother of Kurt of AZ and Kevin (fiancé Karin) of WI. Also survived by maternal Grandparents F. Richard and Eileen Bloechl of AZ; paternal Grandparents Howard and Esther Wegner of WI; many Aunts and Uncles including Betsy Bloechl of TX; Bridget (John) Hunsinger, Ed (friend Carol) Bloechl and Mary Bloechl all of OH; Rick (friend Mary) Wegner, Sharon Wegner and Pam Wegner all of WI. Cousins Julie, Cara, Lauren and Emily Hunsinger of OH, Ken, Robert, Kelley and Jodi Wegner of WI and Jeremy Wegner of CA. Keith had a quick wit and dry sense of humor. He will be greatly missed his family and friends from coast to coast. Memorial services will be held on Monday, April 2nd at 6:30pm at the All Saints Catholic Newman Center, on ASU’s Tempe Campus, 230 E. University, Tempe, AZ 85281 (480-967-7823). There will also be a funeral service and mass held at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, 18255 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, WI (262-781-3480) on Monday, April 9th. Family will greet friends from 10:30 – 11:30am followed by a mass at noon. Reception immediately following in the Marcy Center. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made in Keith’s name to the Brain Injury Assoc. of WI (BIAW) 21100 W. Capitol Dr., Ste. 5, Pewaukee, WI 53072 (262-790-9660).


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Keith it was great to know you and i will miss our late night rides to random spots. RIP Buddy.

For more information on the crash please read here: https://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?t=33061

Mods i apologize for starting a 2nd thread but with his passing i felt it would be acceptable to move to this section.

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R.I.P. Keith. My thoughts and prayers go out Keith's family and friends during this trying time.
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Damn man, so young. R.I.P
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very sad to hear. RIP. my prayers are with his family.


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Rip, prayers go out.

Figured this quote is appropriate
"If I die, don't cry for me, pop the clutch and point your tire in the sky for me"
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Wow..I had seen the thread with his name on it, but never clicked it. Sucks to hear of this.

I wondered why there's not something done on the forums to signify a rider has passed away..

Maybe something like bumping all threads they posted in with a final RIP post, and then locking it.

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RIP. keith, I also wouldnt have wanted to have to live on life support long.
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RIP in brother... So sad to see another fall.

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I hadn't clicked on the thread until Lyte- mentioned it to me. I thought she had a great Idea of changing his user title to Rest in Peace or something like that. I changed it to "Fallen Rider - Rest in Peace"

It's so sad to see a member of our little family here pass on... and so young too.

May he Rest in Peace!
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I hadn't clicked on the thread until Lyte- mentioned it to me. I thought she had a great Idea of changing his user title to Rest in Peace or something like that. I changed it to "Fallen Rider - Rest in Peace"

It's so sad to see a member of our little family here pass on... and so young too.

May he Rest in Peace!
I think that is a great idea. Thank you i think Keith would appreciate it too

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RIP Brother...

This scares the shit out of me since my little brother, 20 also, just bought a brand new R6 against all of my advice and suggestions...

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It's sad to hear another rider gone. My prayers to him and his family. RIP.
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So sad to hear.

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Thoughts & prayers to his family and friends.
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And the craziest thing is you, 05 Gixxer King, had warned your buddy Keith to cool it on his bike, back on 11-21-06, after Keith had gone down the first time. Fock.
I really don't think this the place to point out the previous posts in that thread. Tribute to the fallen...NOT why he didn't listen. Show some respect. RIP Keith

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RIP, sorry to hear.....prayers are with you and his family

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So Sad...RIP Keith

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RIP Keith you will be missed ..... prayers go out to your friends and family

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Rip... i messaged the admin to change his title to rest in peace in light of the recent events

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rest in peace, man. Forever you will be remembered by me as the blurry wheelie rider. Still rockin that pic on the desktop.
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Didn't know the guy but I was really hoping that he would pull through, sorry to hear he passed.

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Didn't know the guy but I was really hoping that he would pull through, sorry to hear he passed.
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My thoughts and prayers go out to his family... RIP

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our prayers are with you and your family keith....so sorry to see that you;ve gone. God be with you...I truley pray that you knew Him.

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if your in the Phoenix/Tempe area please don't forget about the Memorial Ride for Keith this Saturday

https://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?t=33566

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Damn, 3 yrs younger than me. Rest well bro.

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Thought i might post some pictures of the memorial we placed for him at the site of the accident in Prescott. It is between mile marker 359 and 360 heading south out of town. If you happen to be riding by and wish to stop there is a little turn off just before it on the left side.

the cross is placed where he hit but he flew up the side of the mountian and landed back down by the road by the 2x4 in the picture(look close it is pretty far)

Also please feel welcome to sign the helmet in remembrance of Keith.






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I really wish I could sign the helmet. Everytime I read about this it brings a lump to my throat and I didn't even know the guy. I am six years older than him but reading about it makes me think of my kids and how his parents feel. Stuff like this is so sad and reminds you that life is short and can end at anytime for whatever reason. The memorial looks great and I am sure he is smiling down on you guys. He should feel honored to have friends like you that would do that for him.
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That's a very nice, personal memorial.
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prayers are with his family

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Sad news, Awesome memorial the sprocket was a great idea. Hope no moron decides to mess with the Lid & was that his acutal lid? If so maybe all his friends sign it and give it to his parents? He was a rider and if I had a choice I would like to go doing something that I loved doing as well. That little wall right at the edge of the hill, looks to me like bad news IMO

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