Charles L. Kieffer, age 90, of Hastings, died Dec. 2, 2009, at Regina Medical Center.
Charles was born Nov. 21, 1919, in Hastings, to Lewis and Mary (Doffing) Kieffer. He was a 1937 graduate of Hastings High School, and served with the Marines in the South Pacific during WWII. Charles married Edna M. Riley Nov. 9, 1946, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Hastings. He worked at 3M for 33 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
Charles is survived by his wife, Edna; children, Raymond (Susan) of Brainerd, William (Kymi) of Rosemount, Mary Lou (Brad) Tittensor of Nampa, ID, Lewis (Sue) of Apple Valley, and Micky (Ted) Feyder of Brainerd; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
The Funeral Mass, officiated by Rev. Fr. Thomas Mroczka, will be held Dec. 7 at St. Anne's Catholic Church, White Bear Lake, followed by interment, with full military honors provided by Hastings VFW Lyle Russell Post #1210, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery, Hastings. The pallbearers will be Riley Kieffer, Justin Kieffer, John Kieffer, Joseph Kieffer, Ryan Kieffer, Andrew Kieffer, Charles Kieffer, and William Feyder.
Arrangements are with the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com.