Monna Kiefer, 93, Wyocena

December 22, 2018

Monna Kiefer, 93, of Wyocena, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Columbia Health Care Center, where she resided for the past seven years and where she had previously worked before her retirement in 1989.

She was born Aug. 12, 1925, to James David and Bertha (Berry) Lawson in Marquette County. Monna was the fourth of their five children.

As a young woman, she taught herself to knit, crochet and sew. Throughout her life, she made many beautiful items for herself, her daughters, Carolyn and Linda, and her beloved granddaughter, Tammy. Monna was a wonderful cook and for many years she did it on a wood cook stove.

It was a painful decision for Monna when health issues forced her to leave her cozy little home and move to the health care center in 2011. However, she accepted her circumstances with grace. Her room eventually became her home, her corridor, her street, and staff and other residents became friends and neighbors. Monna and her family have been so thankful that this has brought her roommate and best friend, Doris, into her life in her last years.

Monna is survived by her daughters, Linda (Wayne) Cornford and Carolyn Lund; and sister, Fern.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Genevieve, Dorothy and Juene; her granddaughter, Tammy; and son-in-law Marv Lund.

The family will be forever thankful to the staff at the Columbia Health Care Center for the care that Monna received. Private services will be held. Monna will be laid to rest at Marcellon Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.grassefs.com. Grasse Funeral Service in Pardeeville is serving the family.

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