Keith Peter Von Qualen, 79, of Melbourne, Florida and formerly of Dwight, Illinois, passed away October 1, 2021. He was the son of Vernon and Elisabeth Von Qualen of Dwight, Illinois. Keith, like his father before him, was elected and served as Livingston County Coroner, from December, 1972 to December, 1987; and was the owner/operator of The Von Qualen Funeral Home, September, 1979 to April, 1988. Keith loved his hometown of Dwight, the people, and serving them. He spent his youth attending all Dwight Schools. He attended Michigan State University, studying police administration. Attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science, graduating September, 1963, receiving The Albert Reevey Key Award. Studied Law Enforcement/ Criminal Justice September 1973 to June, 1979, graduating with an Associate of Arts Degree. Further years of Forensic and Medicolegal Death Investigations in Pittsburgh, Detroit, St. Louis, Springfield, Washington, D.C. and Quantico, VA. Professional societies included International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners and Chiefs of Police. Illinois Coroners; Police; and Funeral Directors Associations. Florida Medicolegal Investigators Association. His local Dwight community activities included: volunteer Fire/Rescue; International Lions Club; Dwight Rotary Club; Loyal Order of Moose; and Chamber of Commerce. Upon selling The Von Qualen Funeral Home in 1987, he relocated to Ft. Myers, Florida, where he became a Forensic &  Medicolegal Death Investigator at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Ft. Myers. His retirement from Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home came in 2004, when he met and married his beloved bride of 17 years, Shirley Ann, and, because of his great love of golf they began a journey together traveling to many different countries in the world playing and watching the greats in the major games of PGA and British Open Events, yearly. To be closer to extended family, they built their retirement home overlooking the Indian River in Rockledge, Florida, where Keith enjoyed fishing with his son, Evan, and his grandsons until October 1, 2021, when the Good Lord called him home. A Life Well Lived. Keith is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann; son, Evan (Carey) Von Qualen, and two grandsons, Hudson and Dashel, in St. Charles, Illinois; his sister, Karen (Jim) Von Qualen-Finley, of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee; many cousins, nieces, nephews in Georgia and extended family in Florida and Colorado. A visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight, Illinois. Burial followed the services in Oaklawn Cemetery, Dwight, Illinois. Following the services at the cemetery, a luncheon took place at the Dwight Country Club for family and friends. Memorials in honor of Keith, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Dwight Police and Firemans Fund, or the Dwight Public Library. Hager Memorial Home in Dwight is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at