Robert C. Kieffer
Robert C. Kieffer, age 61, of Backus, MN formerly of Edina, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and caring staff at the North Memorial Hospice Center on Friday May 9, 2014 after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by loving wife and sweetheart of 38 years, Linda, sons Tony (Shauna) and Andrew (Lindsay), brother John (Elizabeth) and nephew Philip.
Bob was born in Minneapolis on December 18th 1952 to Loy and Phyllis Kieffer and graduated from Edina High School in 1971, where he and Linda met. He went on to graduate from Gustavus College in 1975 and then the University of Minnesota Law School in 1981. Linda and Bob were married in 1975 and lived in Edina where they raised their two sons. Bob spent his career practicing corporate law and retired from his position as Senior Vice President, General Counsel at Fingerhut in 2005. Bob and Linda were fortunate to both retire early, and moved to the beloved family lake home in Backus, MN where he spent his childhood summers.
Above all, Bob will be best remembered for his compassion and devotion to family, his witty sense of humor, love of all things British, and for his outrageous socks. He greatly enjoyed entertaining friends and family with his amusing stories and quick repartee. Bob and Linda loved to travel, and made many wonderful trips to England. He will be deeply missed.
A memorial service will be held on Friday May 16th at 2:00 PM at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 6716 Gleason Rd. Edina, MN 55439. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Pancreatic Action Network at www.pancan.org.