George R. Kiefer, Jr.

FREMONT — George R. Kiefer, Jr., 78, Fremont, died July 18, 2018, at Fremont Health Medical Center, Fremont. Memorial Visitation, with a Knights of Columbus rosary, was July 22, at Moser Memorial Chapel, Fremont. Memorial Mass was July 23 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Fremont. Burial was Monday at Calvary Cemetery, Fremont. George was born April 16, 1940, in Laurel, to George, Sr. and Mae (Alexander) Kiefer. He was raised in Laurel and was a 1958 graduate of Laurel High School. He attended Wayne State College and received a degree in education. He moved to Schuyler and began teaching. George married Vicky L. Riley at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Schuyler, on Aug. 17, 1968. They moved to Fremont in 1968, where he taught junior high science at Fremont Junior High School. He retired in 1998. He coached ninth grade basketball and was an official for football, volleyball and basketball games. George was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer and wood carver. He golfed on the Knights of Columbus league. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Vicky; sons, Eric (Susan) Kiefer, Olathe, Kan.; Kyle (Jenny) Kiefer, Fremont; Alex (Kelly) Kiefer, Katy, Texas; and Adam (Kayo) Kiefer, Yokohama, Japan; brothers, Richard Keifer, San Diego, Calif., and Tim Kiefer, Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Elaine (Jake) VanHolland, Modesto, Calif.; Imogene (Stan) Baier, Wayne; Mary (Bob) McLain, Belden; and Kathy Kiefer, Tuscon, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.


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