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May 11, 2017 Obituaries - Judith Ann Kiefer
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Judith Ann Kiefer

1939 - 2017

Judith Ann (Judy) Kiefer, 78, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her home in Kalona. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 5, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond with Father David Brownfield officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Riverside. A memorial fund has been established for Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Kalona 1st Responders.

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, Ill., Diane Flynn of Iowa City, Patricia Thomann of Iowa City, Nancy (Richard) Schmidt of Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.

Peterseim Funeral Home of Kalona is assisting the family. www.peterseimfuneralhome.com

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