Keifenheim, Valeria L.
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Valeria L. Keifenheim, age 94, formerly of St. Cloud, died Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mount Calvary.
The former Valeria Ditter was born October 26, 1918, in St. Cloud to the late Joseph & Cecelia (Goeser) Ditter.
She attended St. Cloud Catholic Grade School. On February 6, 1946, she married Franklin "Frank" Keifenheim at St. Cloud Catholic Church. Frank preceded her in death on March 17, 2007.
Valeria was a member of St. Isidore Parish St. Cloud Church and the Christian Women's Society.
Survivors include her three children, John Keifenheim of St. Cloud, Jim (Judy) Keifenheim of St. Peter, and Mary (Gerald "JR") Konen of St. Cloud; three grandchildren, Amanda (Michael) James, Nickolas (Kim) Konen, and Jacki Parish and her special friend, Mike Binder; three great-grandchildren, Domonic & Alivia James, Maci Konen, and a fourth great-grandchild, a great-grandson, due this coming January; her sister, Marie Smith of Hazelhurst; her sisters-in-law, Dorothy Ditter of Dotyville, Lyla (Eddie) Bertram of St. Peter, Frances "Fran" Keifenheim and Theresa "Tessy" Keifenheim both of Mount Calvary; special friends, Gale Sippel and Lori (Norm) Lemke and their family.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Frank; her son, Alan Keifenheim; four brothers, Norbert, William, Peter, and Clem Ditter; and three sisters, Hilda O'Malley, Sr. Alberta Ditter, and Verene Conaboy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at St. Isidore Parish St. Cloud Church, 924 Main Street in St. Cloud. Rev. Gary Wegner OFM Cap. and her nephew, Rev. Michael Bertram OFM Cap. will concelebrate. Burial will be in the St. Cloud Catholic Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home 1311 Thorp Street in St. Cloud on Thursday, December 20th from 2:00 PM until 5:30 PM when brief rites will be held.
For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in St. Cloud (920) 999-2291 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net
Valeria's family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at the Villa Rosa and the Villa Loretto Nursing Home, the staff on the fourth floor at St. Agnes Hospital, and Dr. Strong for their care given to her. Also to Fr. Gary Wegner, Sr. Jenada, and many other relatives, neighbors, and friends for their visits.
Sippel Funeral Home
1311 Thorp Street St. Cloud, WI 53079
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Dec. 17, 2012