Gordon Charles Kiekhafer, 89 of Colfax, passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, August 12, 2021.
Gordy was born on February 6, 1932, in Menomonie, WI, to Charles and Margaret (Brandemuehl) Kiekhafer. He married Betty Lou Tuschl on June 10, 1967. He graduated from Colfax High School in 1950. He served with the US Army from 1955 to 1957 during the Korean conflict. He became a self-employed carpenter with his brother Daniel and friend Karmet Foss and then eventually served as a mailman in Colfax for many years. He retired in 1997 and enjoyed many years of travel and fun with Betty and the family.
He was a wonderful humble man, loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was known for his craftsmanship by many people. He loved hunting, spending time with family and enjoying the outdoors. Often with a chainsaw in hand. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Gordy is survived by his 4 sons: Kenneth, Timothy (Jeannett), Kevin (Jen), and Corey Kiekhafer; 1 daughter: Gena (Roy Quinton) Kiekhafer; sister, Karen (Bill) Donagon; Grandchildren: Mitchell, Dillon, Devon, Cole, Braden, Matthew, and Sheyanne; brother-in-law Ron (Connie) Tuschl; mother-in-law: Marian Trent. As well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Gordy was preceded in death by his wife Betty, father Charles, mother Margaret, brothers Daniel and Kenneth, his father-in-law Clarence Tuschl, brothers-in-law Jim and David Tuschl; sisters-in-law Diane Trepania and Linda Morrison.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Sampson Funeral Home, 1017 E. Railroad Ave., Colfax, WI. A short visitation will be held on Monday, August 16 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with funeral services at 2:00 pm followed by burial at the Hillgrove Cemetery outside of Colfax. Arrangements were entrusted to Sampson Funeral Home, Colfax, WI. Online condolences may be left for Gordon's family at www.sampsonfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to thank the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire for their exceptional and loving care and support.
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