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Kieffer, Kenneth M.

Kieffer, Kenneth M.

January 20, 1949 — August 3, 2022

Kenneth Michael Kieffer, 73, passed away at home in Kuna, Idaho, on August 3, 2022.

Ken was born to Alvin Kieffer and Maxine Englestead on January 20, 1949, in Honolulu, Hawaii. During his childhood, he and his siblings grew up all over the country, moving with the Air Force.

Ken met the love of his life, Mary Lue, in October 1970 on a blind date. They were married on August 12, 1971, in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ken graduated with honors from the University of Utah with a degree in accounting and soon found a job with Ford Motor Company.

Following in his parents' footsteps, Ken and Mary Lue raised their four children across the country, living in Utah, California, Georgia, Oregon, and Missouri, and made many friends along the way.

Ken loved reading and could often be found with a book in his hand or reading on his iPad. He loved learning new things, especially anything related to cooking, photography, history, and automobiles. He loved traveling and seeing new things. Ken held a special place in his heart for camping and hiking in the National Parks with his family.

Ken is survived by his wife, Mary Lue, and children Kathryn, Ken Jr. (Gulya), Elizabeth (Kyle), and Margaret (Ben). Ken is also survived by his grandchildren, who are the light of his life, Gram, Lydia, Avery, and Calvin.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Maxine, his oldest brother Alvin H and his nephew Shawn Halford.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, August 13 at 10 am, with a viewing held an hour prior. The funeral will be held at 2700 Ensign Dr. Platte City, MO.

Interment at the Glenridge Cemetery B Highway Liberty, MO 64068

Service Information

Visitation for Kenneth M. Kieffer, Sr., 73, of Kuna, Idaho, and formerly of the Kansas
City Northland, will begin at 9:00 am, followed by funeral services at 10:00 am, on
Saturday, August 13, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2700 Ensign Hill
Drive, Platte City, MO. Burial following at Glenridge Cemetery in Liberty, MO.

Kieffer, Kenneth M.'s Guestbook

In 1988, I served on a four member team at Ford's Dealer Computer Services with Ken. For six months, we repeated a five day per week, three week cycle of Austin (Texas Instruments), Houston (IBM) and Detroit, analyzing the next generation of hardware for our division. Needless to say, that team spent many hundreds of hours together. Ken brought patience, wisdom, kindness and levity to those pressured times, imbedding himself as one of my all-time favorite people. When Ken relocated to Missouri (ahead of his family), I was so excited to have him for dinner and to introduce him to my family. Mary Lue and family: So many of us mourn your loss right beside you. What a great man. My life was richer for having known him.

Dan Hammond

Such a loss! My condolences to Mary Lue and the family. Ken was such a wonderful man with the utmost integrity. He had a spirit that won people over and was a superb team mate in the office. He left a wonderful legacy for the generous individual that he was, always helping others. He will be missed! I will keep the family in my prayers.

Sherry Griffin

I had the pleasure and honor to serve the Young Single Adults in Independence with Ken, and he is truly a man of the Lord who knows how to make others know that they are important in the eyes of the Lord. I will always cherish the times that Ken and I had together and I want his family to know how much that I love them as well. Those shared memories are saved for my family to know him as well.

Robert L. Morby

Ken was one of my favorite people. He was a joy to work with! He would use his great sense of humor in difficult times to bring me down off the ceiling. I loved being around him especially with his family (except when UGA played Boise State). Love to Mary Lue & all the family. Heaven is rejoicing while we mourn his loss.

Edna McBride

What a guy Ken would help anyone who asked. We both worked as Investment Managers and our paths crossed from time to time. One of the real good guys.

Tom Borin

Our condolences to the Kieffer family. I will always remember Ken as a great fellow employee at Ford Motor. He was very sharp and always willing to help others. I remember one Thanksgiving where he couldn't make it home for some reason while he was in Dallas and we welcomed him at our Thanksgiving table that year. Wonderful time. Blessings to the family at this difficult time.

Scott & Kim Lauer

Ken was a great man, very humble and everyone who met him was better after experiencing this glowing person. Ken will be missed and remembered. Rest In Peace. - John

John Simpson

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