Edward H. Keifer age 73 of Belden, Nebraska died on Thursday, September 08, 2022 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Union Presbyterian Church in Belden, Nebraska with the Rev. Charity Potter officiating. Burial will be at the Belden cemetery in Belden, NE. Visitation will be on Monday, at church, from 6-8:00 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
The funeral will be livestreamed through Zoom. Please go to the following address to view: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4028701059?pwd=bVBFNXg5YlhSTU44eG1LM3Z4UExrUT09
Pallbearers will be Andrew Krei, Greg Clocker, Ryan Clocker, Tyler Harder, Michael Rotherham, Derek Retzlaff.
Edward Herman was born on October 7, 1948 to Edward Joseph and Irene Emily (Beuck) Keifer in Laurel, Nebraska. He attended the Belden Public School and graduated from Belden High School in 1966. He attended Wayne State College and graduated in December of 1971 with a double major in Business Administration and Chemistry. Ed started farming in 1971 and was in a farming accident in November 1971. While being treated for his injuries he met his future wife as Kathie Ann Lind was his nurse. Ed and Kathie were married on October 14, 1972. Kathie helped Ed with farming and continued with her nursing career. They spent the remainder of their married life on the farm. Ed and Kathie had three children, Anne, Mark, and Matt. They were blessed with two grandchildren – Gus & Ellie Keifer, and four step-grandchildren Aeden Ottis, Chase Swanson, Patric Essig, and Emma Eickhoff.
Ed enjoyed the farming life very much. He loved to go to cattle sales, drive red tractors, watch his crops come up and grow, and working alongside his boys. He looked forward to any time he could spend with his grandchildren as they were the light of his life. He had a good sense of humor and loved making people laugh. He was known by neighbors as the one to call when they needed a hand. Eddie enjoyed having kids come to the farm to ride horses, feed baby calves, and ride tractors. He belonged to the Union Presbyterian Church in Belden.
Ed is survived by his wife Kathie of Belden; three children Anne (Eric) Swanson of Norfolk, Mark (Julia) Keifer of Belden, Matt (Nichole) Keifer of Belden; two grandchildren Gus and Ellie Keifer, four step-grandchildren; three siblings Louanne (Gene) Cook of Lincoln, Lorene (Dennis) Krei of Waverly, NE, Kerry (Jeanne) Keifer of Belden; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.