Notes for Leon Lewis Kieffer: Additional info. As I remember, Leon was awarded silver star in Pacific; his brother Cecil, s.s. in Europe. Message from: email@example.com in 2009 (Lawrence Kieffer of Elba)
Published - Monday, August 10, 2009 Obituaries for Monday, August 10, 2009 By Daily News staff Leon L. Kieffer Leon L. Kieffer April 23, 1922 n Aug. 8, 2009 ST. CHARLES, Minn. n Leon L. Kieffer, 87, of St. Charles died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at the Golden Living Care Center in St. Charles. Leon was born April 23, 1922, in Winona to Andrew and Helen (Doyle) Kieffer. He grew up in the Altura, Minn., and Elba, Minn., areas. Leon farmed for three years on the family’s home farm. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the South Pacific. On Aug. 19, 1947, Leon was united in marriage with Fern Reps. He moved south of Utica, Minn., where he farmed for many years. In 1978, Leon moved to St. Charles and continued farming. He was a member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, St. Charles American Legion, St. Aloysius Society in Elba, Utica School Board, Utica Creamery Board, Twin Valley Ag Board and was an active adult leader in the 4-H.
Leon is survived by his wife Fern; five sons: Ronald Kieffer of Utica, David (Gay) Kieffer of St. Charles, Kenneth Kieffer of Utica, Gary (Linda) Kieffer of Utica, and Dale (Nancy) Kieffer of Dover, Minn.; three daughters: Darlene Kieffer of Winona, Cheryl (Tom) Nelson of Aurora, Colo., and Barb (Mike) Nelson of Oshkosh, Wis.;
16 grandchildren and
15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Goodrich of St. Charles, and Lorraine Doehling of Rollingstone, Minn.; and by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Cecil, two sisters, Margaret and Phyllis, daughter-in-law, Debra, and a granddaughter, Bridgette.
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Charles, with the Rev. James Callahan officiating. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in St. Charles, with military honors by the St. Charles American Legion. Friends may call at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Hoff Funeral Homes-St. Charles Chapel is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Please leave a memory of Leon, sign his online guestbook, and view his tribute video when it becomes available online at www.hofffuneral.com. .
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