Anna Mae V. Kieffer

Anna Mae V. Kieffer, age 89, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away at 2:35 p.m., on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation with her loving family by her side.  In keeping with Ann’s wishes burial will be held in the St. Donatus Cemetery at a later date.  Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street is assisting Anna Mae’s family.

Ann was born on September 30, 1934, in Dyersville, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Jaeger) Schlarmann. 

Ann was united in marriage to Loras Kieffer on June 2, 1956, in Bellevue, Iowa.  The couple were blessed with 5 children and celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary last year.  Ann was an extremely devoted wife and mom who took great pride in caring for her family and home.  She was a great cook and baker who made every family meal special with candles and conversation about the events of the day.  She cared for her extended family as well, nothing was more important to her than making sure everyone had what they needed.  Ann loved traveling, with some her favorite destinations being Hawaii and Florida.  She and Loras also had a lake home in Morrison, Illinois and would head down every weekend to spend time with their friends.  She loved being outside tending to her garden and flower beds and putting together jigsaw puzzles.  Ann was a very special lady who was very loved and will be deeply missed.

Those left to cherish Ann’s memory include: her devoted husband, Loras Kieffer, Dubuque, IA; her children, Jeffery (Carol) Kieffer, Dubuque, IA, Karla (Dennis) Krapfl, Dubuque, IA, Kimberly (Jeffery) Lippstock, Dubuque, IA, and Todd (Kelly) Kieffer, Waterloo, IA; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and her in-laws, Francis (Sandy) Kieffer, Hawaii.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter in infancy; her siblings, Rose Schlarmann in infancy, Delores and her 3 husbands, Gregor Tegeler, Hubert Geistkemper and Edmund Duetmeyer, Louis (Mary) Schlarmann, Clarence (Malita) Schlarmann, Jerome (Rita) Schlarmann, Cletus Schlarmann, Robert Schlarmann, Eugene (Imelda) Schlarmann and Joseph (Madeline) Schlarmann; and her in-laws, Rosemary, Norita, Raphael, Ronald, Vertis, Vernard and Marvin.

Ann’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Ennoble Manor and Care Initiatives Hospice for the care they have provided these past weeks.

The family will thankfully receive your support through greeting cards and memorials in Ann’s memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Ann Kieffer Family.

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