Jeff Kieffer, 61, of Grand Rapids, Minn., and formerly of Vienna, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in the St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth, Minn.
Jeff was born April 20, 1952, in Parkersburg, a son of Robert E. "Bob" Kieffer of Vienna and the late Mary Onalee Sheppard Kieffer.
Jeff was an engineer, employed in the nuclear energy industry. He enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing, and was a U.S. Navy veteran having served aboard the U.S.S. Arnold J. Isabell during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his father, Jeff is survived by his wife, Sandra J. "Sandie" Snell Kieffer; three daughters, Vicky Lynn Carey of Enrico, Va., Roberta Diane "Robbie" Werner (Steve) of Parkersburg, and Nicole Marie Kieffer of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; two sisters, Deborah Lynn Fowler (Carl) of Minooka, Ill. and Lou Ann Jones (Darryl) of Archer City, Texas; three granddaughters, Andrea, Rebecca and Gabrielle; and three grandsons, Dustin, Brian and James. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Diane Daugherty Kieffer on Sept. 7, 1992.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg. The Rev. Dr. Patrick Kerr will officiate with interment to follow in Sunset Memory Gardens and military graveside rites conducted by Post 15 American Legion, Parkersburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday.
For those considering an expression of sympathy, memorials are requested to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.vaughanfh.com