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Jacob W. Kiefer Sr.

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Jacob W. Kiefer Sr.

AGE: 85 • Harrington

Jacob W. Kiefer Sr., of Harrington, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, he was 85. Jake served his country proudly in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a proud member of the 7th Infantry, 32nd Battalion, and was honored to have served his country. Jake retired as a Lieutenant from the Morris County Sheriffs Office in New Jersey, after 17 years of service. After moving to Delaware, Jake became interested in harness racing. Horses were his hobby and he was quite good at doing bloodlines and became a pedigree expert. He shared his knowledge and talent with his grandson and together they bonded over their love for horses.

In his younger years, Jake loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the American Legion Post CKRT#7 of Harrington, where he was a past commander and currently a service officer, VFW, U.S. Trotting Association, DE Standardbred Owners Association 32nd Infantry Regiment Association, Korean War Vets Association, New Jersey State Policeman Benevolence Association #298, and was active at the St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Harrington.

Jake will be remembered for his great sense of humor and orneriness. He was always joking about something. Jake was never bashful to tell you how he felt whether good or bad, but if Jake liked you, then you had a friend for life. He will be greatly missed.

His survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Kiefer of Harrington; his children and their spouses, Deborah (Andy) Dowell, of Gainesville, FL, Jacob (Robin) Kiefer, of Boonton Twp., NJ and Janet Egbert of St Petersburg, FL; brothers, George Kiefer of Georgia, Richard Kiefer of Bridgeville, DE, William Kiefer of Jupiter, FL; and 5 grandchildren, Brian Egbert, Jacob Kiefer, Jaimie Egbert, Jacqueline Kiefer and Mary Elizabeth Dowell.

Services will be Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 11:00 am, at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington. Visitation will take place Wednesday, Dec. 18th from 6 to 8 PM. Interment will be at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear. Arrangements are by the Melvin Funeral Home,


Published in Daily Record on Dec. 15, 2013
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