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Anna Bernadine ((Nienaber)) KieferAugust 9, 1929 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 88)
Anna Bernadine (nee Nienaber) Kiefer 88 years of Humboldt passed away peacefully at Humboldt District Hospital on Thursday, August 24, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Anna was born on August 9, 1929 at Annaheim, SK. She was the oldest of 10 children. Anna obtained her grade 8 education at Arras School. Following her schooling she worked doing domestic duties for many families in the surrounding area, as many women of that era did. After taking a shine to a hired man working on the home farm she married the love of her life Joseph Kiefer on August 1, 1950 at St. Ann’s Church. They lived in St. Gregor with Joe’s parents until 1958 when they purchased their farm in Muenster. Together they were blessed with 8 children and enjoyed living and raising their children on the family farm. Anna especially took pride in her gardening and flower skills. She worked for approximately 16 years in the bakery at St. Peter’s College. In 2005 Anna and Joe moved to Humboldt and continued their gardening skills together. One of her many accomplishments, was her grape vine and the jams and wine all her children enjoyed from the grapes. Summer months were spent caring for her flowers and winter months were occupied by embroidering, knitting and quilting. In 2015 she moved into Caleb and enjoyed making new friends and reacquainting with old friends. Anna loved when her family would get together. The addition of each grandchild or great grandchild filled her heart with joy. This included her birthday celebrations on her 88th birthday on August 9. Anna’s beautiful smile and gentle sole will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her seven children, 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren: Alphonse’s family, Cathy Kiefer and family, Joseph (Tanya) and children Chaz and Aurora, and Terry-Lynn Kiefer, all of Moose Jaw; Ronald (Joanne) Kiefer of Drake and family, Trevor’s family, Kristine Kiefer and children Desirae and Brooklyn of Whitcourt, AB, Brent (Dixie) Kiefer and children Xander and Tamia of Esk, Scott (Erin) Kiefer of Regina and Jason Kiefer of Saskatoon; Caroline (Donald) Bendig and family, Sarah Bendig all of Prince Albert; Margaret (Howard) Green of Barnwell, AB and family, Coreen Hyde (Adam Squires) and children Samantha and Alexandra of England, and Allan Hyde (Jennilynn McMaril) and children Mykala, Melena, Marissa, Breanna and Allan Jr. all of Lethbridge, AB; Sally (Norbert) Teiber of Humboldt and family, Cheryl Blechinger of Humboldt, Kevin (Charity) Blechinger and children Liam and Rory of Prince Albert, Michael Blechinger of Saskatoon, Melanie Blechinger of Humboldt, Travis (Nicola) Teiber and family of St. Brieux and Nadia (Grant) Closson and family of Quill Lake; Rosemarie Bochek and family, Christopher (Monquie) Bochek and children Avry and Kristjan, Matthew (Carmen) Bochek of Saskatoon and Nicole (Brody) Picard of Moose Jaw; Jacqueline (Colin) Stroeder of Calgary, AB; Gerard (Marilyn) Kiefer of Melfort and family, Melissa Kiefer, Brenden Kiefer, Shelby Kiefer (Brandon McGillivray) and Megan Kiefer, all of Saskatoon; 4 sisters and 2 brothers: Theresa (Anthony) Kiefer, Tony (Eileen) Nienaber all of Humboldt, Elizabeth Moellenbeck of Englefeld, Alfred (Martha) Kiefer of Humboldt, Martha (Leonard) Nordick of Englefeld and Mary (Lawrence) Moellenbeck; sister-in-law Sharon Nienaber both of Humboldt; numerous nieces, nephews and members of the Kiefer family. Anna was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Johanna Nienaber; husband Joseph Kiefer; son Alphonse Kiefer, grandson Trevor Kiefer; sons-in-law: Daniel Blechinger and Paul Bochek; 3 brothers: Herman (in infancy) Francis and Herman; and brother-in-law Arnold Moellenbeck. A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt. Celebrated by, Fr. Daniel Muyers OSB. Interment followed at St. Peter’s R.C. Cemetery Muenster. Memorial donations in Anna’s memory may be directed to St. Augustine Parish Building Fund or St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund.
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