Obituary photo of Willis Kiefer, Junction City-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

Willis C. Kiefer

1929 - 2017
Obituary photo of Willis Kiefer, Junction City-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

Willis C. Kiefer

1929 - 2017

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Friday, April 28, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Penwell-Gabel - Junction City
203 North Washington
Junction City, KS  66441
785-762-3131
Service:
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00am
Penwell-Gabel - Junction City
203 North Washington
Junction City, KS  66441
785-762-3131
Interment:
Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at Ft. Riley
Manhattan, Kansas

Interment:
Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at Ft. Riley
Manhattan, Kansas

Willis C. Kiefer, 87, of Junction City, died April 19, 2017 at Stoneybrook Retirement Community, Manhattan. Willis was born May 7, 1929 in Norton, KS, the son of Xavier and Hazel Bliss Kiefer.
He attended schools in Wheaton, Kansas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.

After he was discharged from the U.S. Army, he worked for Union Pacific Railroad working as a track repairman. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, and gardening.

Willis married Delia R. Demars on April 21, 1955 in Junction City. Delia died Sept. 19, 2011. Survivors include: 3 sons, Wayne Heller and his wife Roxie, and Xavier Kiefer and his wife Catherine, all of Junction City, and Terry Heller and his wife Sue, Old Fort, North Carolina; 2 daughters, Jenny Noah and her husband Don, Olathe, and Deborah Yelton and her husband Gary, Auxvasse, Missouri; a brother, Wayne Kiefer and his wife Carolyn, Wichita Falls, Texas; and a sister, Leota Heubert, Halstead; 17 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 3 great great-grandchildren. Willis was preceded in death by a son, Larry Heller and 2 sisters, Alice Terry and Ana Mae Thompson; and a grandson, Gary Yelton, Jr.

It was Willis' wish to be cremated.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2017 at Penwell-Gabel Junction City Funeral Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at Ft. Riley, Manhattan, where military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard from Ft. Riley. The family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans.



Willis C. Kiefer, 87, of Junction City, died April 19, 2017 at Stoneybrook Retirement Community, Manhattan. Willis was born May 7, 1929 in Norton, KS, the son of Xavier and Hazel Bliss Kiefer.
He attended schools in Wheaton, Kansas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.

After he was discharged from the U.S. Army, he worked for Union Pacific Railroad working as a track repairman. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, and gardening.

Willis married Delia R. Demars on April 21, 1955 in Junction City. Delia died Sept. 19, 2011. Survivors include: 3 sons, Wayne Heller and his wife Roxie, and Xavier Kiefer and his wife Catherine, all of Junction City, and Terry Heller and his wife Sue, Old Fort, North Carolina; 2 daughters, Jenny Noah and her husband Don, Olathe, and Deborah Yelton and her husband Gary, Auxvasse, Missouri; a brother, Wayne Kiefer and his wife Carolyn, Wichita Falls, Texas; and a sister, Leota Heubert, Halstead; 17 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 3 great great-grandchildren. Willis was preceded in death by a son, Larry Heller and 2 sisters, Alice Terry and Ana Mae Thompson; and a grandson, Gary Yelton, Jr.

It was Willis' wish to be cremated.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2017 at Penwell-Gabel Junction City Funeral Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at Ft. Riley, Manhattan, where military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard from Ft. Riley. The family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans.


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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Friday, April 28, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Penwell-Gabel - Junction City
203 North Washington
Junction City, KS  66441
785-762-3131
Service:
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00am
Penwell-Gabel - Junction City
203 North Washington
Junction City, KS  66441
785-762-3131
Interment:
Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at Ft. Riley
Manhattan, Kansas

Interment:
Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at Ft. Riley
Manhattan, Kansas

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