Colleen Carman Kiefer, 91, died May 30, 2015 at the University of
Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. She was born January 20, 1924 to Edgar
and Nancy Nelson Mather in Coatsville, Missouri. She attended a
country school in Missouri and later worked for Minnie Tollenaar for
a few years. On May 1, 1945 she married Richard Peter Kiefer at SS.
Peter and Paul Church. They lived and farmed in the Keswick area
since 1952 where she lived until she moved to the Sigourney Care
Center in 2014.
Colleen was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes in Keswick and then St.
Mary Catholic Church In Sigourney. She was a member of the Altar
and Rosary Society, Jolly Jane’s Club, and was a 10 gallon blood
donor. She loved her family, gardening, baking, making noodles,
angel food cakes, and coconut cream pies for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dick in 1993,
son Russell, four brothers David, James, Joseph, Boyd Mather, five
sisters Helen Mather, Lulu Mather, Betty Mather, Bessie Ruggles, and
She is survived by her two sons Joe (Joan) Kiefer of Keswick and Ed
(Barb) Kiefer of Geneseo, Illinois, three grandchildren Brian
(Stephanie) Kiefer, Sarah (Ryan) Clarin, Jolene (Jeff) Tomlinson,
five great grandchildren Alexandra and Jackson Kiefer, Molly and
Myles Clarin, and Joy Tomlinson.
Funeral Service: Thursday June 4, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. St. Mary
Burial: Sorden Cemetery Webster, Iowa
Prayer Service Wednesday at 4:00 P.M. with visitation to follow 5:00
– 7:00 P.M. at Holm Funeral Home
Memorial: St. Mary Catholic Church, Sigourney Care Center, and