John Anthony Giefing (1941 - 2018)

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Pearson Family Funeral Service-Corning
701 7Th St
Corning, IA

John Giefing, 76, Grant, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at his home in Grant.
John Anthony Giefing, the son of George and Florence Mae (Mahurin) Giefing, was born Nov. 6, 1941, in Kansas City, Mo. He attended Center High School in Kansas City through the 11th grade and would later receive his G.E.D. while in the service. John entered the U.S. Army in 1958, during the Vietnam War. He served his country honorably and was discharged in 1965.
John married Dorothy Garrett on Aug. 23, 1963, in Dahlonega, Ga. They had three children, John, Donald, and James. They would later divorce. John was united in marriage to Connie Madison on June 5, 1976, in Kansas City, Mo. Her children, Yvette, Scott and Jeff, joined this newly blended family. They would later welcome Lisa to the family. They lived in various places after their marriage, settling in Grant in 1990. John was a carpenter and general contractor most of his life. He was someone who could "do it all" when it came to working on and building houses. He continued this work until his retirement in 1995 due to his health.
John had many interests. He was involved in the V.F.W in Kansas City, Mo. He enjoyed reading, especially "Westerns." John enjoyed gardening and took great pride canning the produce he raised. He was always tinkering with anything needing fixing.
Left to cherish John's memory are his loving wife Connie, Grant; children, John Giefing, Grant; Donald Giefing, Georgia; James (Gail) Giefing, Talking Rock, Georgia; Lisa (Josh) Langenfeld, Norwalk; Yvette (Terry) O'Neill, Villisca; Scott Brown, Grant; Jeff Brown, Grant; 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.
Preceding John in death were his parents; two brothers; and grandparents.
Memorial Services were 11:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 701 7th St., Corning, with Chaplain Lisa Maas officiating. Military Honors were provided by the Iowa National Guard Honor Guard and the Corning American Legion OURCQ Post #117. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Grant Cemetery.
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Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Red Oak Express on Sept. 11, 2018
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