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Ernest Joseph Keiffer

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 2nd, 2013

Ernest Joseph Keiffer, 85, of Evansville, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

He was born in Buffalo Creek, Colo. on Feb. 10, 1928.  He graduated from Wheatland High School in 1946 and then enlisted in the U. S. Army.  He served in World War II as a military policeman and was honorably discharged in 1948.

 After serving his country, he moved to Evansville and began a career at the Texaco refinery, where he worked until he retired in 1982. He served as the Evansville mayor and town marshal from 1960 to 1966.  He was an active member of the Suicide Prevention League for many years. 

On June 11, 1971, he married the love of his life, Rose K. Westwick of Wheatland. 

He is survived by his wife Rose, one sister Rose Denzen of Denver; two daughters Melodie Welch of Nashville, Tenn.; April Keiffer of Evansville and four stepchildren, Nancy Gerlock of Casper, Bob Clark of Orem, Utah; Jim Clark of Sandy, Utah and Laurie Clark of Casper.  He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Ida Keiffer; sister Nancy Jane Keiffer; brother Pat Keiffer; son Vance Keiffer and stepdaughter Bonnie Murray. 

Memorial services was held at 9 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 28, 2013 at the Evansville Senior Center.  Internment services followed at the Wheatland Cemetery at 1 p.m.

 Donations may be made to the Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions Center, 319 S. Wilson, Casper, WY 82601.

To send condolences or leave a special message for the family, please visit NewcomerCasper.com


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