Mary D. Kiefer, 83, Woodstock, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Woodstock to Walter and Vera (Hughes) Fehrman.
On June 25, 1950, she married George A. Kiefer.
She worked as a secretary at Dean Street Elementary School for many years. She was a member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge and always enjoyed staying active and participating in many events.
She also enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii, and in her more recent years she took a cross-country train trip to Oregon. Watching soap operas was another favorite pastime. But, most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her loving family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter, Dena (Eric) Reinbolz, Harvard; a son, Doug (Michelle) Kiefer, Harvard; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Pierre) Derrer, Wally (Erica) Czarnecki, Nick (Kayla) Roberts, Gretchen (Mandy Sokolnik) Roberts and Andrea (Josh) Shrum; six great-grandchildren, Brandon Roberts, Nathan Roberts, Avary Shrum, McKenna Shrum, Landon Czarnecki and Emily Roberts; a sister, Irene Kayser; a niece, Lisa (Mike) Caulfield; and a nephew, Steve Henry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, April 29, 2011; and a sister, Jean Schiller.
Visitation was Oct. 7 and 8 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.
The funeral was Oct. 8 at the funeral home.
Burial was at McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery, Woodstock.
Memorials can be sent to the family for designation at a later date.