Joseph M. Kieffer, age 40, passed away on Friday, August 13th at his home in Owatonna. Joe was born on September 25, 1980 in Rochester, the son of Gerald and Michele (Nunemacher) Kieffer. He was raised in Elba with his siblings and graduated with the St. Charles high school class of 1999. Joe began working for Sekapp Orchard shortly after high school and eventually moved onto working as a machine operator for AmesburyTruth manufacturing in Owatonna.
In his spare time, Joe loved to be on the water fishing or on a bike trail; he also enjoyed watching his Minnesota Twins.
Joe will always be remembered by his children, Jaxon and Toree Kieffer; step-children, Zach and Kailyn Felker; parents, Gerald (Rosemarie) Kieffer and Michele (Bruce) Vincent; paternal grandpa, Ed Kieffer; siblings, Jason (Sara) Kieffer, Nicole (Micah) Maser, Aimee Kieffer; nieces, Alexas, Aurora, Olivia, and Ophelia; nephews, Aiden and Ajay; as well as his aunts, uncles, other extended family and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Irvin and Jackie Nunemacher, as well as his paternal grandma, Margaret Kieffer.
Mass of Christian Burial for Joe will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 20 at St. Aloysius Church in Elba. There will be a visitation held for one hour prior to the Mass at church on Friday from 10-11 AM. Interment will be held at the St. Aloysius Cemetery. The Hoff Funeral Homes are assisting Joe's family with arrangements. Please head to www.hofffuneral.com
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