James Kiefer
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James Kiefer

Kelley's Island - James Charles Kiefer of Kelley's Island, OH formerly of Cincinnati, OH returned to his heavenly home on May 14, 2020. He attended St. Michael's on Kelley's Island and St. Philip's in Melbourne, KY when visiting family. He was the son of John and Anna (Wolf) Kiefer. He was a retired master plumber, member of Plumbers Local #392 and member of the National Muzzleloaders Association. His passion was perch fishing on Lake Erie! He also enjoyed growing tomatoes, going to auctions and restoring his antique finds. Jim was a loving brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved daughter, Pam Kiefer; Brother, John Kiefer and Sister Shirley LaFary. He is survived by his daughter; Jenny (Gary) Cecil; son, Doug (DeAnn) Kiefer and his precious grandchildren, Justin and Marie. Siblings; Tom (Charlene) Kiefer, Mary (Joe) Bergman, Bob Kiefer, Mike Kiefer and Ann (John) Allen. Along with many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. A celebration of life memorial mass will be on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2pm at St. Philip's Parish Center, Melbourne, KY. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to either churches; St. Philip, 1404 Mary Ingles Hwy, Melbourne, KY, 41059 or St. Michael, 219 Chappel St., Kelley's Island, OH 43438 or to a charity of donor's choice. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from May 19 to May 21, 2020.
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May 20, 2020
Just want to thank you and Joe Bergman for introducing me and Pat to Kelleys Island and all that Lake Erie has to offer. We have had so many great times. I only got to share a couple cups of coffee with you at your home on the lake, but I really enjoyed them.
steve widmer
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