Clifford Kiehl, 96, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa, Kansas.
Graveside services for Cliff will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Pomona. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to USD 287 West Franklin (for the Veterans Program), sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.
He was born on Oct. 18, 1922, in Guide Rock, Nebraska, the son of Louie and Anna Schnittiker Kiehl. Cliff grew up in Nebraska and travelled extensively working construction. He retired as a carpentry supervisor and had lived near Pomona for many years.
Cliff served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in North Africa, Sicily and the Italian Campaign at Anzio. He always loved camping, boating, fishing and hunting with his family, especially with his grandkids and great-grandkids.
On Sept. 21, 1946, Cliff was married to Ada Jackson. To this union, two children were born.
Cliff was preceded in death by daughter, Linda Sleichter in Oct. 1983; by a grandson, Shaon Sleichter, in June, 1998; by his parents, Louie and Anna; two brothers, Jess and Bob; and by three sisters, Frida, Mildred and Cleo.
Cliff is survived by his son, Donald Kiehl, of Pomona; his sister, Ruby Duncan, of Gardner; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.