Alvin H Kieffer, 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Eagle Mountain on August 4, 2021 with his eternal sweetheart by his side.
Alvin was born on December 3, 1942 in Panguitch Utah the eldest child of Alvin and Maxine Kieffer. He served an LDS mission to Switzerland where he met the love of his life Lois Elaine Fahrni, they later married in the Manti UT temple, eternal companions and best friends. They made their home in Bountiful Utah where they were blessed with and raised three children. Alvin attended the University of Utah where he earned a master’s degree in education becoming a special education teacher in the Salt Lake School District, later he switched careers and retired from the Utah State Insurance Department. Alvin had a great love for and served many years in the Boy Scouts of American in various leadership positions. After retirement Alvin and Lois served an LDS mission in Baltimore Maryland. He and Lois served in the Bountiful Utah temple from the time of its dedication in 1995 until they relocated to Eagle Mountain in 2018 to be closer to family. His service in the temple brought him much joy as he was a man of great faith and loved his Heavenly Father and wanted to serve Him.
Alvin is survived by his wife Lois Elaine; his children, Heidi LaMoreaux, Mike and Aimee Kieffer and Kristi Burns; and seventeen grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Alvin and Maxine Kieffer, Son-in-law Michael Burns and Grandson Daniel Kieffer.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Pony Express Memorial Cemetery in Eagle Mountain UT at 10:30 am. There will be a viewing prior to the service from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 4142 N Lake Mountain Road, Eagle Mountain, Utah.
Graveside service will be streamed and can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/RkbfOge6p6E
The family would like to thank Ryan Withers, Dad’s hospice nurse, for his kind and tender care. We would also like to thank the Lake Mountain ward and Oquirrh Mountain Ranch ward for their service and support at this time.
Life Story Info
It would be hard to find a more devoted service couple than Al and Lois Kieffer. They would gladly accept anything you asked them to do. Al was the consumate scouter and touched the lives of dozens of young men. Lois served in many capacities with no thought of reward or recognition.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kieffer family at this time of loss. Know of our love and gratitude for you and all the memories we share.
Steve & Jeannie Goalen
My love and condolences!!!! Al was an amazing man! He taught me many things with the famous twinkle of his eye. My favorite teaching was the importance of the temple and the plan taught there! I loved Many Sunday night game night. He invented some of my favorite games! Heaven has gained a general!!!!
Al and Lois are truly the sweetest people that I have every know. I loved being in a ward with them for so many years in Bountiful. I have really missed them since they have moved. The love and care that they showed to each other was a great example to me and I found it to be so special. I don't know their children as well as I would have liked to. I am grateful to a beautiful family that would show so much love and great care to their aging parents. Lois I love you and will pray of peach and health in your life.
Lois I’m so sorry for you’re families loss. We’ve all lost a great man and good friend, who taught me how to be a good scout, but even a better man. Will always cherish the fishing trips to Panguitch lake, and between Al and Lila forcing me to become a Eagle Scout, I us those skills, philosophies and traits to this day. Be Prepared. Love you guys, and god bless.
I'm so sad we won't be able to attend the service for Uncle Al. I sure love him and my heart goes out to all of your family.
I loved his dry whit.
He was a great dad and I remember the playhouse he built for his kids.
I remember how much he loved his garden, just like Grandpa loved gardening.
It was beautiful to watch the softening and gleam in his eye every time his grandkids were talked about. He loved them so much! He delighted in things they said and did.
I took Angela's kids to visit Uncle Al and Aunt Lois several times. They remember the "birdseed" he had out in a candy dish. Al and Lois were always very welcoming.
I will also remember how much he loved the temple and that he was a great brother to my dad.
He will be missed.
"And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen."
May 22, 2021
Kieffers and Savage kids
We are grateful for our association with Al, Lois and their family. Their friendship and service has been a blessing to us and our family.