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Joseph Francis Kieffer, Jr.

September 18, 1927 — November 29, 2019

Joseph Francis Kieffer, Jr., 92, of Indianapolis, passed away on November 29, 2019 at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove surrounded by his family. Joe was born in Beech Grove on September 18, 1927 to the late Joseph Francis, Sr. and Matilda (Schafer) Kieffer. On April 23, 1949 he was united in marriage to Grace (Lynskey) Kieffer who survives.

Joe was a graduate of Cathedral High School. Joe worked for Naval Avionics retiring as a foreman in 1988. Joe was a longtime member of St. Jude Catholic Church and previously St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church where he was a eucharistic minister. Joe was also a member of the Catholic order of The Foresters.

Joe truly loved the outdoors; he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. Joe was also very creative; he could build just about anything and especially loved ceramics and wood working. If the radio was on, Joe was often listening to country western music. Above all, Joe loved his wife, children and grandchildren.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Joseph Kieffer.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Grace (Lynskey) Kieffer; children, Mary Kay (Paul) Segasser, Patricia (Charles) Parker, Liz (Danny) Appleby, Ed Kieffer, Kevin (Jenny) Kieffer, and Christine (John) Hamilton; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Joe's life on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 P.M at St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Avenue, Beech Grove. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul Hermitage. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul Hermitage; envelopes will be provided at the hermitage. Please visit to leave an online condolence for Joe's family.

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