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Kalona Mennonite Church
Tuesday December 22nd, 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Kalona Mennonite Church
Wednesday December 23rd, 2020

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Anna Peiffer

Anna M. (Miller) Peiffer, 86, of Kalona, died Monday, December 21, 2020, at Pleasantview in Kalona. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 1:00 PM at the Kalona Mennonite Church. The service will be available via Livestream at the Beatty Peterseim Facebook page. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 22, from 4 – 6 PM at the church. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. A memorial fund has been established for the Pleasantview Building Fund. The Beatty Peterseim funeral home is assisting the family

Anna Mae Miller was born March 18, 1934, in Kalona, Iowa, the daughter of Paris L and Lydia (Briskey) Miller. She attended Prairie Dale rural school. She was united in marriage to Enos “Herb” Miller, the couple later divorced. On January 8, 1983, she was united in marriage to Charles “Chuck” Peiffer. Anna worked as a cashier at JW’s grocery store and at the Kalona Bakery and as a tour guide for the Kalona Historical Society. She was a member of the 1st Christian church in Washington. Anna enjoyed leading Bible studies, being outdoors in nature, spending time with her children and grandchildren, camping with the Peiffers’, and the extended Miller family gatherings.

Survivors include three children: Karen (Dean) Schrock of Kalona, Julie (Joe) Sojka of Tiffin and Terry Miller of Washington, seven step-children: Dan (Bunny) Peiffer of Harper, Tony Peiffer (Paul Davis) of Maui, Hawaii, Fred Peiffer of Kalona, Randy (Carla) Peiffer, Kevin Peiffer, and Pat Peiffer all of Washington, Judy (Rob) Wooldrik of Denver, CO, 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, three sisters: Alma Hershberger, Sally (John) Hershberger, Marilyn (Derald) Bender all of Kalona, and two sisters-in-law: Ruby Miller of Kalona and Karen Miller of Iowa City.

Preceding Anna in death were her parents, her husband Chuck Peiffer, five brothers: Henry (Ella), Robert, Milton, Owen, and Charles “Chip” Miller, and one brother-in-law John D. Hershberger.

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These past couple of days as memories of Aunt Anna Mae have come to mind, I realize in every one I'm picturing her with that sweet, sweet smile! Karen, Julie and Terry, oh how I wish I could be there with you and your families to celebrate the life of your mother. I see in each of you the same kind, gentle spirit that was in your mother, and I pray God will keep blessing the lives of many through you in the same way He blessed people through your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you! May God comfort you with His peace as you mourn your loss and celebrate your mother's life.

Brian Hershberger Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

Jeff and I will always remember Anna's kindness, concern and teachings for the Christian singles group that her and hubby started... We enjoyed our once a year gatherings ; getting together to remember & share.... she now rest in the arms of Jesus

Jeff &Bev Rodgers Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Blessings to Anna's family.....such a dear friend and a great lady. Sharon Niffenegger

sharon niffenegger Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Anna was a good friend and a beautiful woman. She had a true and strong love for Jesus and shared that with others. I am blessed to call her friend! May God give you peace as you walk through this loss.

Linda Greene Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Karen, Julie & Terry Im so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a beautiful woman.

Judy Balbinot Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

Julie,So sorry. It is hard to lose a parent. Especially at this time. I know you cared & loved her so much.Cherish the precious memories.My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Kathy Grout Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

Karen, Julie and Terry, Praying for you all at this difficult time. May Gods peace and comfort be with you . With love,Scott Miller and family, Sheila Andrea and family & LaVerda Simmons

Scott Miller and family, Sheila Andrea and family & LaVerda Simmons Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM