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Judith Kiefer

A Mass of Christian Burial for Judith Ann (Judy) Kiefer, 78, of Kalona will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond with Father David Brownfield officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Riverside.  Visitation will be held Thursday, May 4, from 4-8 pm at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona with a Rosary and Prayer Vigil at 3:30PM.  A memorial fund has been established for Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Kalona 1st Responders.  Judy Kiefer died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her home in Kalona.

Judith Ann (Flynn) Kiefer was born April 1, 1939 in Iowa City, Iowa the daughter of Delbert and Mildred (Kenney) Flynn.  She graduated salutatorian from Riverside High School.  On February 27, 1960 she was united in marriage to Anton "Ginger" Kiefer, Jr. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Riverside.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the GYP card club and worked at the Kalona Historical Society.  She enjoyed scrabble, crossword puzzles, gardening, Am-Vets activities and the Chicago Cubs.  Judy loved to travel and took several trips to Ireland and England.  She also enjoyed traveling locally.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister and loved hosting family get-togethers.

Survivors include five children: Scott (Carmen) Kiefer of Wellman, Tim (Robin) Kiefer of Crawfordsville, Susan (John) Kleese of Washington, Todd (Krista) Kiefer of Kalona, Dennis (Cheyenne) Kiefer of Kalona, 18 grandchildren: Jenni, Tony, Nicki, Taylor, Lydia, Paige, Jason, Roman, Cleo, Layne, Nicholas, Courtney, Nathan, Maddie, Mackenzie, Elle, Kelsi and Michaela, 12 great grandchildren, six siblings: Linda Wilkinson of  Moline, IL., Diane Flynn of Iowa City, Patricia Thomann of Iowa City, Nancy (Richard) Schmidt of Salt Lake City, UT., Jim (Nancy) Flynn of Washington, Pamela Flynn of Kalona, three sisters-in-law: Juanita Latta of Riverside, Betty Soukup of Riverside, Mary (Paul) Frank of Iowa City, and an honorary family member Jim Berg of Kalona.

Preceding Judy in death were her parents, an infant son, her husband Ginger on December 5, 1995, and a brother-in-law John Soukup.

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I am sorry to hear of Judy's passing. The Flynn and Kiefer families have my condolences.

Paula Huffman Conry May 4 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are coming your way. Sincerely,Fran (Shebek) & Lloyd Weber

Fran & Lloyd Weber May 4 2017 12:00 AM

There aren't sufficient words to express how thoughtful, friendly, and empathetic Judy was to me and my family.She was a friend and good neighbor when my wife was in the position you are in now.She was an equal friend and good neighbor when I lost my wife.Thank you all for sharing such a wonderful person.Lou

Lou Eichler May 4 2017 12:00 AM

Scott and family You have my deepest condolences on your mother's passing.

Karla Atkinson Stout May 4 2017 12:00 AM

BALANCEEASEL SPRAY was sent by P.Todd & Scott: We are very sorry for your loss. We pray for strength in this difficult time. From your family across the site at P&G Iowa City.

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Barb Murphy May 3 2017 12:00 AM