December 11, 1961 – Friday, January 21, 2011
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Monday, January 24, 2011
Christopher Kieffer passed away quietly in his sleep on January 21, 2011 at his home in Buffalo, MN.
Chris was born on December 11, 1961 in Quonset Point Navel Base, Rhode Island son of Carol (Friel) and Howard Kieffer (deceased). Chris graduated from Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio. He attended Columbus State and the Ohio State University where he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He had a successful career as a manager for McDonalds followed by careers with PAR Companies and Border Foods, Golden Valley, MN.
Christopher Lee Kieffer married Joy Carlson on December 16, 2008 in Owatonna, MN and moved to Buffalo, MN. Throughout his life, Chris enjoyed fishing, woodworking, carpentry, photography, music and walking his dogs, Daisy and Belle. He also valued the time he spent watching his sons play baseball and hockey.
Chris was the proud father of Nathan (15) and Nicholas (13) Kieffer (Chaska, MN), Connor Martin (Buffalo, MN), Kevin and Jessica (Dale) Ash, (Owatonna, MN) and Erica Ash and Dusty Gibson (Prestonburg, KY) and grandfather to Gunner Gage Gibson Ash.
Chris is survived by his beloved wife Joy, his children, parents, Carol and Chuck Stoffel (Galloway, OH), sister Julie (and Glenn) Spicer (Logan, OH), Paul Kieffer (Columbus, OH), Heather Stoffel (Seattle, WA) and nieces and nephews. Father-in-law John P. Carlson and mother-in-law Doris Carlson (Newark, OH).
A visitation and memorial service was held on Monday, January 24th at Peterson Funeral Home in Buffalo, MN beginning at 3:30 PM. On Thursday, January 27th, a memorial service will be held at Humphrey Funeral Home in Shawnee, Ohio.
Memorials are to the family or to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (Albert Lea, MN).
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo is proud to have served the family.