Michael John Kiffmeyer, Sauk Rapids
July 5, 1952 - July 17, 2016
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Michael J. Kiffmeyer, age 64 who passed away Sunday, July 17th as his body gave way to cancer at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and entombment will be at Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church in Sauk Rapids.
Michael John Kiffmeyer was born on July 5, 1952 in St. Cloud to Raymond and Mary Ann (Terwey) Kiffmeyer. He married Renee Skuza on April 20, 1972 in Waite Park and they later divorced in 1991. Michael grew up in Mayhew Lake on the family farm with his nine brothers and sisters. He worked as a brick layer for Lommel Construction for many years and was a member of the Bricklayers Union. He was very skilled at his craft. In his later years Michael became a master gardener and had beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. He was also known for his woodworking skills, especially making bird houses and feeders. Michael enjoyed and was very proud of his grandchildren and loved spending time with family, eating, playing cards and visiting.
Survivors include his daughter and sons, Shannon (Jason) Adamski of Sauk Rapids, Chad (Karen) Kiffmeyer of Tinley Park, IL and Mitchell Kiffmeyer of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Madelyn, Paige, Lucinda and Owen; sisters and brothers, Joyce Steman of Minneapolis, Gerald (Georgie) of Osseo, Ken (Joanne) of Brooklyn Park, Ralph (Mary) of Big Lake, Karen (Richard) Schmitt of Clear Lake, John (Barb) of St. Cloud, Marvin (Chad Kaushagen) of St. Cloud; sisters-in-law, Becky Kiffmeyer of Crystal and Jan Kiffmeyer of Aitkin. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald and Thomas; brother in law, Maynard Steman and godson, Michael Schmitt.