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“To Tom and your family- Sending you warm thoughts in your loss of Bill. Marcie Hagge Class of 1967 ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: Marcie Hagge

“So sorry to hear of your loss of "Bill", prayers go out to you and your family. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Ed & Karen Elsberry - Ogden, IA

“Tom, Mary Jo, and families : I was saddened to read of Bill's death. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Faith always...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Laurie Fontanini - St. Charles, MO

“Was not aware of Wilmer's health issues, but remember as kids running around the neighborhood, shooting hoops at Boehm's, and the mini bike track...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Allen Reeves - St Louis, MO

“Tom & family I'm so sorry for your loss of Wilmer! Way to young to be gone but now he's at peace & in heaven with Dorothy! My thoughts & prayers will...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Kathy Ahrens - Ogden - Friend

“I want to send my sympathy to Bill's family. I was the hairdresser that one out and cut his hair. I always had good talks with Bill. I appreciate his...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Caleen Wieland - Marshalltown, IA

“We were saddened to here of Wilmer's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He was a good friend and classmate. Please be comforted...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: John Stumpenhorst - Yukon, OK

“My deepest sympathy to Bill's family. He will be dearly missed here at IVH and especially on M2N. The memory that sticks in my head the most is when...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Stacey Badger - Marshalltown, IA

“Deepest sympathy to the Bill Kieffer family. I have many fond memories of Bill while growing up. He was a good classmate and teammate in our sport...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Brett Stumbo - Milford, IA

“To the family if Bill, I want to send my deepest sympathy as Bill was brought into our lives for so many reasons. He will be remembered in our hearts...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Colleen Behounek - Gladbrook, IA

“We are so sorry for your loss. ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Larry/Kathy Strom - Phoenix, AZ

“Mr. Kieffer and family,I am so sorry for you loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Vicki Lindgren-Allinger - Falcon, CO

“I am very sorry to hear about Wilmer and didn't know about his health situation. He will be missed by family and friends. My heart goes out to his...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Boehm - Mapleton, IA

“Thank you Seargent Kieffer for your service and leadership ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: Dave Willett

“Mr. Kieffer, I'm grateful for all the opportunities your son has provided me due to his service to our country. Please accept my sincere sympathy....Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Karen Christensen Messamer - IA

“Tom and family,I am sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Peace, Cheryl Hetrickco-worker of...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Cheryl Hetrick - Des Moines, IA

“Sorry for your loss. I remember Bill as Sgt. Kieffer back in the days of when I was in the National Guard in Jefferson Iowa. I always enjoyed...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: shannon paulson - urbandale, IA

“So sorry to hear. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Steve & Denise Van Pelt - Ogden, IA

“I'm sorry to hear of the loss to this family. Prayers for the family. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: merle teter - Georgetown, PA

“So sorry for your loss Tom ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Donna Jones - Waukee, IA - Friend

“My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Bill touched many lives during his stay at IVH. Residents and staff. I have already had some of ...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: julie flege

“Wow...I wasn't prepared for this. were my friend...and you will be missed. <3 ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Cynthia Garrety - Kansas City, MO

“We are very sorry to hear about Wilmer. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Al & Jodi Sward - Boone, IA

“I am so sorry about your loss. We have lost one of our dearest friends whom we was very fond of. We will miss him greatly and he will be in our...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Larry & Deanna Leichliter - Ogden, IA

“I'm sorry for your loss and will miss Wilmer. ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Jason Bane - Perry, IA - Coworker

“Bill was a great soldier in our 1064 transportation / Co D 109th aviation unit in Boone Iowa, thoughts and prayers go out to the family, may Bill...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: SGT Kirk Hanson - Sun lakes, AZ

“Our sincere sympathies. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Kenny & Marge Bollenbaugh - Boone, IA

Wilmer "Bill" Kieffer, 55, of Ogden, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa, at the age of 55 years and one day.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016, at St. John's Catholic Church in Ogden. Father James Bruch will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Ogden. Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the Boone Veterans Council. Visitation will be Friday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at St. John's Catholic Church. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Wilmer J. Kieffer was born on April 11, 1961, in Boone, Iowa, the son of Thomas and Dorothy (Heman) Kieffer.

He attended Ogden Schools and graduated with the Ogden High School class of 1979, where he was an All-State football player.

Bill attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls before joining the United States Army in 1981. He served 22 years in the Army and the Iowa National Guard. Bill was employed by the Great Plains Locating Co. until suffering a stroke in December of 2004. Bill lived his last 10 years at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown under the care of his second family.

Bill is survived by his father, Tom Kieffer of Ogden, Iowa; one sister, Mary Jo (Tom) Hromatka of Urbandale, Iowa; and five brothers, Bob (Lisa) Kieffer of Ogden, Iowa, Jim (Linda) Kieffer of Spencer, Iowa, Tom (Michelle Laughman) Kieffer of Urbandale, Iowa, Steve (Traci) Kieffer of Ogden, Iowa, and Don (Alison) Kieffer of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; fifteen nieces and nephews; three grand nephews and one grand niece.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Kieffer in 2014.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Iowa Veterans Home.