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Thomas Kiefer

Thomas Lee Kiefer, 78, of Freeburg, IL, born March 27, 1938, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Kiefer was the owner and operator of TL Kiefer Heating & Cooling, and Kiefer Rentals.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.  Tom was a U. S. Army Reserve veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo H. and Ruth Viola, nee Vernier, Kiefer; an aunt, Henrietta Kieffer; and three brothers-in-law, Joseph Ferro, Kenneth Fischer, and Nick Martin.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Roberta Lee, nee Egner, Kiefer, whom he married on July 2, 1959;
four children, Donna Kiefer (Tony) Stephens,
    Steven (Trudy) Kiefer,
    Thomas (Jill) Kiefer,
    and Erin Kiefer Gotto;
seven grandchildren, Christy Kiefer, Aimee Stephens,
    Alex Stephens, Cindy (Nathan) Nobe,
    Samantha Kiefer, Haille Gotto,
    and Kelli Gotto;
a great-grandson, Wyatt Nobe;
a sister, JoAnn Ferro;
in-laws, Jim (Barb) Egner,
    Eileen Fischer,
    and Patricia Martin;
seven nieces;
six nephews;
and many close friends.  Tom did not know a stranger.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Fr. Mark Reyling and Fr. Nicholas Junker concelebrating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.

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