Myrtle C. Kiefer, 86, Brainerd, formerly of Little Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
She was born Dec. 5, 1914, in Heron Lake in Jackson County to Ferdinand and Louise (Fiedler) Rindfliesch. She grew up and attended school in the Heron Lake area. She married Leo H. Kiefer on Feb. 19, 1935, in Fergus Falls. They moved to Donnelly and to rural Fort Ripley in 1942. In 1948, they moved to Twin Lakes Township in Morrison County where they operated a dairy farm until 1976, when they retired. In 1977, they moved to Little Falls. While living in Little Falls, she worked in housekeeping at St. Gabriel's Hospital for many years and then retired. Her husband died March 6, 1991. She was a resident of St. Otto's Care Center for a short time and then moved to Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd in January 2000. She was a member of the Variety Garden Club, the Little Falls VFW Auxiliary and Peace Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two sons, LaVerne Kiefer, Tampa, Fla., and Kenneth Kiefer, Redondo Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Shirley Peterson, Brainerd, and Beverly Fenske, Fairmont; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Violet Plemon, Concord, Calif.
Her husband, an infant daughter, Delores, a brother, Ferdinand, a sister, Lillian Touchette, and a granddaughter died earlier.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with the Rev. Robert Kemper officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls.
Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, with a VFW Auxiliary prayer service at 6 p.m., and one hour before services Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
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