Richard Giefer

March 31, 1937 - July 28, 2019
Richard Giefer

Richard A. “Dick” Giefer, 82, a lifelong resident of South Mound, Kansas, died at 7:28 a.m., Sunday, July 28, 2019 at his home.

He was born on March 31, 1937 in South Mound to Fredrick “Fritz” and Mary Coreen (Johnston) Giefer. He attended Mentor Country School and South Mound School. He then attended St. Patrick High School in Parsons.

Dick spent his life working on his farm, where he resided 72 years of his life. He operated a dairy, raised crops, and beef cattle.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons.

Throughout the years, he enjoyed coyote hunting, collecting old tractors, visiting his neighbors on his four-wheel ATV. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball team. Dick loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He and Sharon Conley were married on November 27, 1959 in South Mound. They later divorced.

Survivors:

Three Sons – Rick Giefer and his wife Nancy St. Paul, KS
Tom and Giefer and his wife Becky Parsons, KS
Ron Giefer and his wife Pam Parsons, KS
Three Daughters – Sherry Geifer-Shepard and her husband David Parsons, KS
Connie Nance and her husband Richard Parsons, KS
Kim Rinehart and her husband Brian Plevna, KS

Eighteen Grandchildren-

Greg Giefer, Robyn Burke (Adam), Logan Giefer (Jordan), Brett Giefer (Kayla), Brandon Giefer (Kristen), Breah Schibi (Jeff), Rayn LaForge (Desiree), Jordan LaForge (Jessica), Ethan LaForge, Miranda Dalton (Nathan), Seth Gilley, Taylor Gilley (Carlee), Payton Smith, Regan Smith, Jordin Crumley (Cory), Keaton Nance, Gatlin Rinehart, Statler Rinehart.

Eighteen great-grandchildren

Two Brothers – Fred Giefer Girard, KS
George Giefer Springfield, MO

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Giefer, fours sisters; Anna Marie Richards, Betty Woas, Dorothy Burgess, Mary Coreen Giefer, and three brothers; Charles, John, and Bill Giefer.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 1, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery. The rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 7:00 p.m., following the rosary.

Memorial contributions are suggested to either St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to Kindred Hospice. These may be left at or mailed to the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, Kansas 67357.

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