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April 20, 2013
From all of us in the class of '58, John Adams, George was a great guy & will be missed at the 55th reunion. He will be looking down from heaven & sharing those times with all of us, along with all our other lost friends. WE MISS YOU ALL. Barb Huml Sutton (North Ridgeville, Ohio), Paddy Ross Rawlins (Garfield Heights, Ohio), & June Habart Yurkiewicz (Parma, Ohio)
April 19, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Kiefer family. I knew George at John Adams High School and, although, I was a class ahead of him I remember his warm smile and friendly ways through school. Even now I can picture him going through the halls greeting people in his quiet way making them feel a little better for the day. My thoughts and prayers are with the family today.
April 19, 2013
My sincerest sympathy. George and I grew up together. We'd known each other since elementary school. I will remember him fondly.

Jewell Ann Davis Diehn
Cleveland, Ohio
December 31, 2012
To the Kiefer family,

I wish to express my deepest sympathy.
I worked with George when he was the Nat'l Advertising Director at the Detroit Newspapers and I was a Credit Analyst in the Credit Dept. I will always remember when George would call me on the phone and he would say " Hi Partner!" I knew then that there was a credit issue with an advertiser that required immediate resolution. He would negotiate the issue for his sales executives and the advertiser for the good of the newspaper. He was a true professional.
When he left the paper in 2001, I said goodbye and referred to him as "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" I still believe that. May he rest in peace.
December 28, 2012
My sincerest sympathy on the loss of George

He was simply a wonderful man, a pleasure to know, and someone I will always remember.

I had the honor of working with him at Detroit Newspapers from 1989 until the year he retired. Whether it was his taking to the microphone to sing a song at a company function, listening to him on voice-over narrating countless presentations, or just being on the receiving end of his words of wisdom, George was one of a kind.

One of my fondest memories was seeing him getting into his car in the big garage - dapper as always, and most likely on his way to call on an important advertising client. I knew the newspapers were in good hands.
December 18, 2012
Dear Marilyn, Kathryn and Kari,

Sincere Condolences!!

George was many things to many people--a father, husband, friend. To me he was a brother (in-law), always there for a chat, a kind word, a laugh, a hug.

When I moved from Virginia, he came with you and helped--even driving a big truck to haul my books from the storage bin! When I traveled to Australia, he came, with you, to care for Nikki and Tess, water my new bushes and say "hi" to Reno. He was the master chef at my wedding. The list goes on and on!!

My wish is that his many kindnesses be returned 100-fold on the other side. . . until we meet again.

Love and hugs,


Deborah Verstegen
Reno, Nevada
December 16, 2012
Dear Marilyn,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I worked with and for George for a number of years at The News and Free Press.
He was a great boss, who was a true professional, but was an even greater person. He definitely had a love of life.
December 11, 2012
The Kiefer family,

I remember George with very fond memories since I worked with him at The News/Free Press. George was always ready with a joke or a good story and was often the life of the party. I recall how George could break out in song for no particular reason and the voice overs he did for the papers' commercials. . .they were remarkable. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
December 10, 2012
Dear Marilyn

Please accept my condolences. Working with you for more than 15 years, I remember the wonderful stories that you would share about the auto shows, George's adventures with Matt, and the wonderful Christmas dinners. I also remember George's generosity in life and on the golf course. George was a true gentleman. Kathy and I are truly sorry for your loss, and we want you and the family to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers
December 09, 2012
Dear Marilyn and family. What a beautiful obituary. I worked with George from 1993 until he retired from The News. It was only a short time...but George sure made an impression on me. I have great memories of him. He had a gift of bringing laughter and a smile into any situation. Oh..and the wonderful collection of ties, and sometimes matching sox, sure made George stand out above all of us looking to make a fashion impression in the office. I pray that your entire family experiences the comfort of God, and seeks him during this difficult time. Love and Prayers.

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