Ruth There­sia Kiefer

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

CHAR­LOTTE - Ruth There­sia Kiefer, 81, of Char­lotte, died on July

11, 2018 in the care of No­vant Health Hospice and Pal­lia­tive Care af­ter a coura­geous bat­tle with lung cancer that be­gan in 2010. She was born Fe­bru­ary 11, 1937 in Wader­sloh, Ger­many to the late Nor­bert and Anna Weck­er­mann, nee von Nah­men. She im­mi­grated to North Amer­ica in 1957 where she even­tu­ally made her way from Canada to the US. Ruth worked most of her ca­reer as an ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant at Hoechst- Ce­lanese and JA Jones Con­struc­tion/ Philip Holz­mann USA. She was ex­ceed­ingly neat and clean, as Ger­mans are of­ten known to be, loved her Sch­nauzers and was sure that fam­ily and friends al­ways had plenty to eat. She was a sports fa­natic, who loved to watch golf, foot­ball, base­ball, and even­tu­ally, col­lege rugby.

Mrs. Kiefer is sur­vived by her chil­dren: Kathryn Coyle and sons, Torsten and Jack; Christa Matthews and hus­band, Chris, and their chil­dren, Corey and Caitlin; Sally Dick­son and hus­band, Mike; Peggy Kiefer; David Kiefer and his chil­dren: Aaron and his wife Casey, Matthew, Ly­dia, and Han­nah; and Paul Kiefer. Ruth is also sur­vived by her sis­ter, Brigitte Jemella; neph­ews, Kai and Carsten; and nieces, El­iz­a­beth and Ute, all of Ger­many. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Ken­neth Kiefer.

The in­ter­ment ser­vice will be pri­vate, but the fam­ily wel­comes her friends to a cel­e­bra­tion of her life to be held at the Bev­erly Crest Com­mu­nity Club­house at 6: 30 on July 26th, 2018. In lieu of f low­ers, memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Amer­i­can In­sti­tute for Cancer Re­search, 1750 R Street NW, PO Box 97167, Wash­ing­ton, DC 200907167. Robert­son Fu­neral & Cre­ma­tion Ser­vice is serv­ing the fam­ily, www. throbert­son. com.

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