Elizabeth "Betty" Louise Kieffer, 87 of St. Charles, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at her home. Betty was born on May 30,1930 in Wabasha, MN to Paul and Sarah (Balcer) Lubinski. On May 26, 1948 she married the love of her life, Marvin "Bum" Kieffer. Betty was truly a pioneer of her time. She was a business woman who had a passion for horses. In the late 1950's Betty established and operated Kieffer's Western Shop. Betty and Marvin loved horseback riding, camping, jeep riding, and snowmobiling. Betty also enjoyed reading. She was a member of the St. Charles Borromeo, Women of the Moose, and Legion Auxiliary Club. Betty is survived by her husband of 69 years, Marvin; children, Dennis Kieffer, Brenda Guitreau, Pam (Tom) Vega, Janel (Terry) Stevens, and Donna Kieffer; grandchildren, Jamie Johnson, Brandt (Lindsey) Stevens, Michelle Keeran, Reece (Cassandra) Vega, Reggie (Bridget) Stevens, Brittany Abdallah, and Dante Selke; great-grandchildren, Tayler and Ericka Keeran, Jackson and Isabel Stevens, Vaughn Stevens, Sami, Mona, and Malik Abdallah; brother, John (Gladys) Lubinski. Betty is preceded in death by her parents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with Father Tim Biren officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in St. Charles Catholic Calvary Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the family to be used for Jackson Steven's Autistic Horse Therapy. Betty's love of horses will live on through Jackson's therapy. Please share a memory of Betty and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service, St. Charles, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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