Michael Kieffer


July 2, 1949 - July 21, 2019


Michael Kieffer, 70, of White Lake, SD died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, July 26, 2019, at St. Peters Catholic Church in White Lake.  Burial will be in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Thursday at the Church with a prayer service at 6:30 PM.

He was born July 2, 1949, in Mitchell, SD, to Lawrence and Clara (Vogel) Kieffer. He grew up on a farm south of White Lake where he would eventually live and raise his own family. He graduated from White Lake High School in 1967. Mike attended Southern State College in Springfield, SD, and Iowa State University’s agriculture program. He went on to attend auctioneering school in Mason City, IA. After working on a farm in Iowa for several years, he then worked at the sale barns in Huron, Highmore, Miller, and Wessington Springs for many years.

Mike married Nancy Palmer on August 1973. 

Mike married Tina Herzog on February 4, 1989. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Mike started his own trucking business in 2002. His purple and yellow trucks were seen in many cattle yards, sale barns, and construction sites. Mike had a passion for meeting new people. He was known to strike up a conversation anywhere and with anyone. Mike loved raising livestock, especially baby calves. Most recently, Mike enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Savanna, and his title of “Grandpa”.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Tina; daughter Mollie (Leo) Huber of Freeman, SD; sons Ross (Brooklynn), and Todd, both of White Lake; granddaughter Savanna Kieffer; siblings Darlene (Don) Beckman of White Lake, Joyce Henderson of McFarland, KS, Larry (Rose) Kieffer of Howard, SD, Delores (Dick) Mathey, Richard (Diana) Kieffer, and John (Kris) Kieffer, all of White Lake; and brother-in-law Mark Herzog of Melbourne, IA. 

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; Tina’s parents, Ivan and Harriet Herzog; brothers-in-law John Henderson and Bill Herzog; and sisters-in-law Sandy Herzog and Pat Herzog.


Thursday, July 25, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

St. Peters Catholic Church
101 S Ellis St
White Lake, SD 57383


Friday, July 26, 2019
10:30 AM
St. Peters Catholic Church
101 S Ellis St
White Lake, SD 57383


St. Peters Catholic Church Cemetery
101 S Ellis St
White Lake, SD 57383

Posted by Linda Heath on August 30, 2019
I am reading this quite a whike after thw fact. Si vwey sorry for your loss.
Posted by Ramona Garreau on July 26, 2019
My condolences to Todd and Ross. It was my pleasure to have met Mike while working at Loiseau Construction. Mr.Kieffer always had an positive word to say to me each day. He will be missed.
Posted by Val & Dawn Luckett & Family on July 24, 2019
Tina and Family,
Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Always enjoyed visiting with Mike he will be greatly missed
Posted by David Markhardt on July 24, 2019
My condolences to Mike's family, brothers and sisters. Mike was a fun-loving guy and always had a joke to tell.
Posted by Connie Howder on July 24, 2019
Many thoughts and prayers to Mike's family.
Posted by Nancy Clouser on July 24, 2019
I enjoyed working with Mike at Bales CCC. He always had a smile and inquired about my family. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by John Cheryl blom on July 23, 2019
Sincere sympathy will miss him at the Mitchell livestock (Spruce street Cafe) Having pie and the latest jokes
Posted by Steve & Rita Wishard on July 23, 2019
Ross, Todd & family: We are so very sorry for your loss. We loved visiting with your Dad whenever we saw him and we know this leaves a big void in your lives. We are praying for strength for your family to get through this most difficult time. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Posted by Rainy Main on July 23, 2019
Mollie I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad. Wishing you and your family peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Keeping you in my prayers~
Posted by Michaela Duerre on July 23, 2019
Dearest Mollie, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Never an easy time for anyone, but may God comfort you in his arms and help you during this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories be forever in your hearts and will help you cope with your father's loss.
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