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Welcome to Lake Keesus!

Lake Keesus is a beautiful 237 acre lake located in the Town of Merton, Waukesha County, WI. The LKAA - Lake Keesus Advancement Association was originally developed in 1930 and its main purpose is to protect and promote the interests of the people residing on the shores of Lake Keesus.

lake overview

Lake Keesus has approximately 5.3 miles of shoreline and 216 houses. It is made up of 5 bays - Bull's Bay, Marquardt's Bay, Marshall Bay, North Bay, and Rice's Bay. The deepest part of the lake measures 42 feet. Please see the maps page for more information.






Keesus Weekend - Fireworks, Ski Show, and Concert

Lots and Lots of Keesans enjoyed the pyrotechnic display that lit up the North Bay skies on Friday night. Thanks to all Keesans who donated money so that the fireworks show could continue our Lake Keesus tradition.

Thanks to Staci Maloney who brought the Badgerland Ski Club to perform on the Lake on Saturday. The exhibition thrilled many on land and in their anchored craft.

Dave & Tracy Sodolski hosted Keesus Koncert #2 after the Ski Show. The variety and volume of the music was appreciated by attendees. The Band combined their last two sets because of the rain threat, and finished playing just as the drizzle started. Cathy Hazzard was the lucky winner of The Squares game and took home $500.


Pontoon Trivia

Dan Willems reports that 13 boats with 85 crew members participated in the Keesus Boat Trivia last Saturday. Mike Meissner's crew won first prize while Ward Abbs group came in a close second.

Pontoon Trivia Photo Album


4th of July - Parade, Picnic, and Concert

Weather was perfect for the Kiddee Parade and Picnic on the 4th. An estimated 243 Keesans, their families and friends enjoyed a picnic lunch and much camaraderie. Thanks to the Belters for hosting.

Mom Nature played havoc with the first Keesus Koncert of the year as it was windy and rainy. The Koncert moved to Humdingers in Merton where some Keesans and many surprised regulars enjoyed the tunes of Wapatui.

4th of July Photo Album


LKAA Bowling

33 Keesans enjoyed a great fish fry and bowling experience at the Village Bowl on Friday, January 14th. Thanks to Christi Hepfner for organizing the event.

Bowling Photo Album


Holiday Party

Thank you to the 77 Keesans who attended the Annual Holiday Party at Camp Whitcomb on Saturday. Much fantastic food, drink, and camaraderie was shared by all. Thanks to Sarah Resch for providing the venue and kudos to Linda Bartlett, Amy Bova, Janna DuFresne, Tricia & Brett Engelking, Nancy & Gary Etter, Brenda Larson, Jackie & Mike Malinowski, Brock & Taylor& Marybeth Mielke, Dana & Pete Schumacher, Mike Timbers and Lee & Jeff Vanderkin for doing such a great job with the decorations.

LKAA Holiday Party Photo Album


Memorial for Jack

For those who don't know, Jack Weidig, owner of the Back Bay Bar on Park Drive, passed away last Monday and his son David and step-son Tom are arranging a simple memorial for Jack this weekend. They have very little to no family in the area and thus have chosen to not have a traditional service with a local company.
Instead they have asked if I could reach out through the LKAA family and see if any friends from the lake would like to attend a simple service on the shore of his property at 1pm this Saturday where some of his ashes will be laid. David and Tom want to have some coolers and beer/soda for those who attend to have " more drink with Jack". If interested in attending please let Steven DuFresne know so they can plan accordingly.
From his sons... "Thank you ALL already for the kind words about my dad. Its great to see the community recognizing my dad as we have no family here to celebrate his life. I wish we could do more but please stop out on Saturday at 1pm. Thanks!"


LKAA Annual Meeting

38 Keesans had a great time at Ox & Cats on Sunday, the 12th for the LKAA Annual Meeting where Patty Mueller was elected President, Linda Timbers, Secretary, and Linda Bartlett, Christi Hepfner, & Rick Zimbric were elected directors.  Congratulations to all!  We enjoyed the pizza at half-time more than the Packer's game that followed the meeting!


LKAA 90th Anniversary

What a fantastic 90th Anniversary celebration.  215 Keesans enjoyed the chicken dinner, Bar Down band, trivia, liquid refreshments, and camaraderie.  Kudos to Patty Mueller and Kenn Belter for directing this activity and to Camp Whitcomb and its staff for their hospitality.  The trivia winners were Cal Gander and Jean Schlidt.

90th Anniversary Photo Album


Fishing Clinic

Thank you to Linda and Mike Timbers for organizing the Keesus Kids Fishing Klinic on June 17.  Nine Keesus Kids learned fishing techniques from their mentors, Mike Malinowski, Jeff Mielke, Tom Minerath, and Rick Schlidt.


Beer, Bacon, Bourbon, & Brewers

41 Keesus Brewers fans and 11 Keesus Kids feasted on epicurian delights infused with beer, bacon and bourbon at the home of Steve & Ann Belter last night. Sharing stories and Keesus news while watching the hit-starved Brewers lose to the Braves 5-1 highlighted the evening's event. Thanks to Steve & Ann for hosting the fun.


LKAA Fish Fry

34 Keesans enjoyed the food and fun at the LKAA Fish Fry on April 23rd at the OverBoard Saloon in Okauchee.  Reports are that the food, drinks, and service were excellent.  Thanks to Rick Zimbric for making the arrangements.


Keesus Fall Bike Ride

November 7 was a beautiful day for a bike ride. 12 Keesan's rode the 12 mile stretch on the Bug Line to Thirsty Duck for a little mid-afternoon treat.

Bike Ride Photo Album


Chili Dump

Over sixty Keesans enjoyed an afternoon of food and fun at the LKAA Chili Dump on February 2 in Bull's Bay.  Thanks to Jim & Cathy Hazzard and Greg & Brenda Larson for organizing the activity.

Chili Dump Photo Album


Keesus Eye Spy Game

Welcome to the Lake Keesus Eye Spy game.  Please enjoy it and let me know if you have questions or changes at

  1. Print
  2. Grab a writing device or two and a clipboard
  3. Jump on your watercraft
  4. Fold either the Riddle List or Check List so you cannot see the house numbers listed in the right hand column
  5. Search for Check List items or answers to the riddles.  
  6. When you find something, consult the Lake Keesus Map with house numbers and record the house number in the column right next to the check list items or riddles
  7. It might take several trips to locate the items, so be patient and keep trying
  8. When you are done, unfold the check list or riddle list and compare your answers to the right-hand column

Remember that your guests have never seen this before.  Print out a fresh copy for them and let them explore. Kids sometimes get bored on pontoon rides, so they might find this entertaining too. Enjoy, Tricia Engelking 


Volunteer Opportunities

Would you be interested in volunteering at Camp Whitcomb/Mason? Contact Patty Mueller at 414-899-4677 or for more details on volunteering. To see a complete list of volunteer opportunities, click on the Links Page.


Email List

Each Week: LKAA Email Updates are sent to LKAA members whose email addresses we have. Lake information during winter months comes only via email. Please send your email address to as e-mail up-dates have become a weekly communications addition for the Keesus Newsletter. LKAA does not sell or share our email address list.