Michael Kiefer

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Michael Paul “Mike” Kiefer, 52, of Troy, IL, born December 30, 1966, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at his residence.

Mike worked in the lawn care industry for 17 years, specializing in treatment and maintenance of all kinds. He later worked as an operations manager at an ammonia hydrant plant for 7 years. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy, IL. He enjoyed football and coached the Troy Titans football team. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball and Blues Hockey fan. Mike was a member of the Perryville American Legion Boosters and was an incredibly giving person, volunteering time in the community, including fish fries at the local the VFW. His greatest passion was spending time with his family, especially his children and grandson.

He was preceded by his father, John Kiefer, Jr; his mother, Ruth, nee Pecaut, Kiefer; and a sister, Beverly Mrozek;

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Niccole, nee Jonsson, Kiefer, whom he married on November 9, 1991;
a daughter, Brittany Kiefer of Troy, IL;
a son, Logan Kiefer of Troy, IL;
a grandson, Mason Spala of Troy, IL;
three brothers, John III (Jackie) Kiefer of Cape Girardeau, MO,
Kenneth (Cathy) Kiefer of Swansea, IL,
and Gerald Kiefer of Dupo, IL;
a sister, Cathryn (William) Ingram of Davenport, FL;
his step-mother, Barbara Kiefer of West Palm Beach, FL;
and nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews;

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

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18 Comments on Michael Kiefer

Mary Bucher said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2019 at 12:32 AM

Nickki I am so so sorry for you, Brit and Logan. My thoughts and prayers are with you as always. I wish I had known arrangements before now I would have been there for you and your Mom as you always have been for me. Let me know if you or your family needs anything.

  • Oakville
  • mo
Herbert Bankston said : Guest Report Mar 22, 2019 at 10:39 PM

We were saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one. We offer our deepest condolences to you and your family. Nikki you and your children will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.

  • Troy
  • Il
Karen James said : Guest Report Mar 22, 2019 at 3:11 PM

My deepest sympathies to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need to talk or a shoulder to lean on please reach out at any time.

  • Troy
  • Illinois
Scott & Lisa Gilbreth said : Guest Report Mar 22, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Nikki, So sorry for your loss, Mike was a great guy! Our heart breaks for you and your family, please know you're all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Columbia
  • Illinois
Shawn and Laura Eagan said : Guest Report Mar 21, 2019 at 8:23 PM

Mike will be remembered as a one in a million. A wonderful husband and father, great brother and dear friend. He will be missed but will always be in our hearts.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Dennis Lybarger said : Guest Report Mar 21, 2019 at 12:54 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kiefer family--Mike, you will ne mssed

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Eugene G. Helfrich said : Guest Report Mar 21, 2019 at 4:45 AM

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss from the passing of Michael. My sincere condolences to Niccole, Brittany, Logan and grandson Mason and your entire family. I remember when he and his parents John,Ruth and siblings were very close to me, my parents Tony, Frances and my sister Rosie and my nephew Little John. I regret how far we drifted away tending to our complicated lives. Words cannot describe what I am feeling. A friend told me at my mothers wake, "Death leaves a heartache only The Lord can heal but love leaves a memory no one can steal." May Michael rest in peace! I pray that our Lord brings you and your family the much needed peace during this sad and difficult time.

  • Columbia
  • Il.
Terry McQueen said : Guest Report Mar 20, 2019 at 7:22 PM

No Words can express what your family is going through. Mike was my supervisor when I was with Koch. He was always there to listen.

  • Fenton
  • MO
The Carter Family said : Guest Report Mar 20, 2019 at 5:51 PM

Coach Mike will be remembered and missed. He was phenomenal to our son Xavier when he helped coach him. Our condolences.

  • Troy
  • Il
Debbie Spinali said : Guest Report Mar 20, 2019 at 2:56 AM

My deepest condolences to u Nikki, Britney ,Logan , Mason and the Kiefer family 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Cedar Hill
  • Mo
Debbie Spinali said : Guest Report Mar 19, 2019 at 11:49 PM

Nikki, Brittany, Logan. & Mason. My sincere condolences to all of you. What a terrible shock. My prayers go out to each one of you and his family . May he RIP. IM SOO sorry. 😪 Love ya all!!!!!! (Hugs)

  • Cedar Hill
  • Mo
Jen Mesnard said : Guest Report Mar 19, 2019 at 10:58 PM

Logan, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved spending time with your dad, and talking about all the fun you and your family had together. My sympathy goes out to you at this time of great loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Greenville
  • IL
Bob & Deana Nealon said : Guest Report Mar 19, 2019 at 5:15 PM

Nikki, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Bob & Deana Nealon

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Evelyn Dotson said : Guest Report Mar 19, 2019 at 2:25 AM

Mike will be sorely missed by a lot of people. He was always full of good cheer and brought much happiness to others in his lifetime. I am so sorry this happened and the family have my condolences. RIP Mike...

  • Columbia
  • IL
Kevin James said : Guest Report Mar 19, 2019 at 1:40 AM

John, sorry to here about your brother. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  • Fruitland
  • Missouri
ROSE UEHLE said : Guest Report Mar 19, 2019 at 12:55 AM

My heart is breaking upon hearing this news. I used to babysit for Mike and his brothers & sisters when I was in high school. Mike's brother Gerry went to school with my son. Gerry was like my other son. All my love and prayers are with you.

  • COLUMBIA
  • IL
Christopher Williams said : Guest Report Mar 19, 2019 at 12:24 AM

So sorry to here this. Mike was my manager for years when we worked at Evergreen lawns. We always had fun at work and sometimes after. We had a great group of people there. Most of us moved on from there but that is a time full of great memories that I will always cherish. I will be praying for Nikki and the kids and family through this hard time.

  • Tampa
  • FL
Billy Schell said : Guest Report Mar 18, 2019 at 10:17 PM

I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Nikki and the entire Kiefer family. Billy

  • Fort Myers
  • Florida

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