Thomas Kiefer

Thomas Kiefer
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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.

Condolences Left For Thomas Kiefer

My condolences Bobbie to you and your family at Tom’s passing. I will miss stopping in at his office and chatting about a wide range of issues. I will always remember his kindness to me. He will be sorely missed.

Warren Miles, Freeburg, ,

Bobbie my wife and I want to tell you how sorry we are for you and your family’s loss at Toms passing.I’m thankful for the time and friendship I had with him.

Bob Carroll, Belleville, IL, 62220

We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.

John & Josefina

John Steffen, Belleville, IL, 62221

Well shucks. I’ve known the Kiefer Family since 1988 when I rented the small house on their property in Freeburg. The “Colonel” and I had a lot of fun times. He rebuilt my very noisy HVAC system at my house in Belleville; then it was very quiet. Sorry I missed Tom’s wake and funeral on Friday and Saturday. I just found out Monday morning. My sincerest condolences to Roberta, Kief, Tom, Donna, and Erin. I’ll miss this guy.

Jim Pickering, Shiloh, Illinois, 62221


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