Chris E. Hefel, 66, of Farley, Iowa passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at his home in Farley.
Friends and relatives of Chris called from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, August 2, 2021 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, where a family prayer service was held at 2:30 p.m. Friends also called after 9 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Anyone that was unable to attend may send memorials to Reiff Funeral Home, ATTN; Chris Hefel family, P.O. Box #99, Farley, Iowa 52046.
A Mass of Christian burial for Chris was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Farley, with Rev. Michael Schueller presiding. Lectors were Gary McAndrew and Linda Takes-Davis. Eucharistic Ministers were Connie Schueller and Deb Kennedy. Placing of the pall was done by Gail Hefel, Eric Hefel, Matt Hefel, Marty Hefel and Tim Hefel. Giftbearers were Jorgie Hefel, Markie Hefel, and Gretta Hefel. A Tribute was given by Jay Hefel Burial will be held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Farley. The services were live streamed on the St. Elizabeth Pastorate Facebook page at 10:30 a.m.
Honorary pallbearers for Chris were Doug Ernzen, Duane Conrad, Shane Hosch, Dave McAllister, Loras Demmer, Bob Hodson, Keith Goerdt, George Ahmann and Steve Georgen.
Casketbearers for Chris were Alan Hoffmann, Scott Kennedy, Ryan Kennedy, Tyler Hefel, Adam Hefel and Drew Kluesner.
He was born June 30, 1955 in Dubuque, the son of Louis and JoAnn (Markus) Hefel. He received his education in the St. Joseph School in Farley. On May 9, 1980 he was united in marriage to Gail Kluesner at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Farley. He was employed at River City Paving until his retirement in June 2021.
Chris was an awesome grandpa, who would frequently pick up his granddaughters with the golf cart and take them for a candy run. In the winter he enjoyed feeding the birds. He was an avid New York Yankees, Minnesota Vikings and NASCAR fan.
He was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Farley and the Altar and Rosary Society; a member of the Dyersville Drift Skipper’s snowmobile club; the UAW Labor union #49 and Operator’s union #234.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Hefel of Farley; his children, Eric Hefel of Worthington, Matt (Rhonda) Hefel of Farley, Marty Hefel of Worthington, and Tim (Jill) Hefel of Cedar Rapids; three grandchildren; Jorgie, Markie, and Gretta Hefel; his siblings, Dale (LuAnn) Hefel of Dubuque, Mark Hefel and Jay (Brenda) Hefel both of Farley, Lynn (Marvin) Hoffmann of Epworth; his mother-in-law, Eileen Kluesner of Farley; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie (Bill) Schueller of Farley, Joyce (Bob) Smith of Dubuque, Karen (Joe) Spoden of Robins, Rick (Amy) Kluesner, Deb (Jim) Kennedy both of Farley, Patti (Jim) Trumm of Cascade, Janet (Steve) Noonan of Robins, Cheryl (Gary) McAndrew of Peosta. Kim (Craig) McDermott of Cedar Rapids, Bill (Heidi) Kluesner of Farley, Mary (Dave) Hosch of Epworth, Tim (Shawn) Kluesner of Peosta, aTerry (Becky) Kluesner of Hiawatha, and Dr. Todd (Janel) Kluesner of Farley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Arnold Kremer; his father-in-law, Gerald Kluesner; a brother, Allan Hefel and a nephew, Riley McDermott.
A video tribute may be viewed and condolences may be left for the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com.