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Russell Warren "Rusty"

August 23, 1979 – January 6, 2019

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Obituary for Russell Warren "Rusty" Kiefer

Russell W. Kiefer, 39 of Independence, Iowa died Sunday January 6, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein, Iowa.

Rusty was born on August 23, 1979 in Independence, IA, the son of Russell W. Kiefer, and Kathleen M. Hinde (Hocken). He was a 1997 graduate of the Independence High School. Following graduation, he became employed as a District Manager for MCI and later as an investment counselor with Heartford.

Rusty was an avid reader and philosopher, one would often find him immersed in a book trying to broaden his knowledge. He loved spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his parents: Kathy (Ron) Hocken, Independence, Russell W. (Linda) Kiefer, Oxford Junction, IA; six siblings; Jacob (April) Kiefer, Waterloo, IA, Dustin Hocken, Wilmington, NC; Jason (Molly) Hocken, Independence, IA, Erica Miller, Tiffin, IA, Hannah (Andy) Potts, West Liberty, IA, Darci (Daniel) Young, Independence, IA, and his grandparents; Sharon Hinde, Independence, IA, Sharon Lentzkow, Independence, IA, Don and Ruth Ann Leith, Garnavillo, IA.

Rusty was preceded in death by a infant brother; Matthew W. Kiefer, an Uncle; James Kiefer, and grandparents; Joseph W. Hinde, Ronald Lentzkow, Warren and Rosaltha Kiefer, and an Aunt Pamela Morse.

A Celebration of Rusty’s Life will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, January 19th at the Hope Wesleyan Church in Independence, IA. Rev. Robert Solon will be presiding. Inurnment will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 10 AM to services at the church.

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When Saturday, January 19th, 2019 10:00am - 1:30pm
Hope Wesleyan Church
505 4th Ave NE
Independence, IA 50644

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Saturday, January 19th, 2019 1:30pm
Rev. Bob Solon
Hope Wesleyan Church
505 4th Ave NE
Independence, IA 50644