William (Bill) Kafer

William (Bill) Dean Kafer, born March 6, 1950 in Jefferson, IA . Bill passed away January 27th, 2019 at home, surround by his family at the age of 68.

There will be a Celebration of Life on February 23rd, from 2 to 4 PM at Kafer Shop 202 8th St. Grand Junction.  Interment will be at later date.

Bill was born on March 6, 1950 to Donald and Marjorie Kafer in Jefferson, IA.  William attended school in Jefferson, Iowa.  He started his driving career driving straight truck and semi-truck for step-father Oliver Murphy, until starting his own business in 1976.  Bill retired in 2014.

Bill was united in marriage on June 21, 1969 to Diane Kersey.  Three children were born from this union.

Bill used to like deer hunting with his friends and truck auctions.  Bill also served on Grand Junction City Council for many years.    But most of all he enjoyed the time spent with family and tinkering at the shop with the boys.

Bill was preceded in death by mother and step father Marjorie and Oliver Murphy, father and step mother Donald and Betty Kafer. Brothers Donald and Franis Murphy.  A nephew Jeff Moranville and niece Jessicia Whitver, great niece Kayla Moranville and great nephew Oliver Kellen.  Brother-in-law Gary Miller.

Survivors include his wife Diane of Grand Junction, daughter Annette Strabley (Rob) of grand Junction, Sons Robert Kafer (Brenda Ladd) of Grand Junction and Wayne Kafer (Megan Dugan) of Adel. Grand children Jac, Jeff and Jon Strabley, Colby, Makala, Matthew, Evelyn Kafer, Rebecca Ladd, Jacob and Lydia Dugan.  In laws Leo and Blanch Kersey.  Brothers and sisters, Donna (Ed) Lawson,  Diana (Ron) Lawson, Barb (Dan) Potkonak, Tony (Tina) Kafer, Jack (Kim) Murphy, Julie (Dave) Jones, Jodi (Brian) Whitver, Janis (Marvin) Hakseth, Goldie Murphy, Karen (Dan) Harr, Terry (Mavis) King, Randy (Mary) Kafer, Cindy Rielly, Nancy (Tom) Manwarine and Mike (Denna) Kafer, Sister-in-laws Patty Kersey, Mary Ann  Miller and brother-in-law Tom (LouAnn) Kersey. Many nieces, nephews and many relatives.

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Jefferson, IA 50129

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