In Memory

Daniel M Kiefer

Daniel M Kiefer

Daniel Martin Kiefer, 70, of Port Huron, passed away on July 27, 2013 in his home after a long illness. Lu and Gisele were by his side.

He was born on April 11, 1943 in Highland Park, son of the late Robert and Caryl Kiefer. 

Daniel married Lucienne M. Pettee on March 21, 1970 in Port Huron.

He graduated from Port Huron High School in 1961 and then attended Port Huron Junior College followed by University of Michigan. Dan was an avid musician and won the John Phillips Sousa Award; he was awarded a scholarship to Interlocken Music Academy and was in the University of Michigan Marching Band on a scholarship.

Dan worked at WHLS & WHPM for several years in media sales. He was also a local realtor and owner of Kiefer's Fast-R-Photo. 

He was the Inaugural President of the Wadhams Council of Commerce. He also served as past president of the Port Huron Host Lions Club. 

Dan was an award winning photographer and many of his photos hang in Port Huron Hospital. He was an avid hockey enthusiast and served as an Off Ice Official for over 14 years at McMorran Arena. Dan loved music, photography and hockey. He was a hockey memorabilia collector. 

He is survived by his wife, Lucienne of Port Huron; sister-in-law Gisele Pettee of Port Huron; two nephews and cousins; a lifelong friend Don Stoner and a longtime friend of Alan R. Jowett.

Funeral services were held at Jowett Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Roger Oudin, Alan R. Jowett, Nick Jowett, Andrew Jowett, David Dazer, Tome DeRush, Bill Shaw and Louis Oudin. Wendy Cote officiated. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery. 

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06/28/15 09:02 PM #1    

John Chidester

Dan and I were great friends. We lived around the corner from each other near Chestnut and 17th Street.

I'd drop by his house on my walk to Roosevelt Elementary and his mom would always insist I'd need to have a second breakfast before heading out for the 3 block walk to school. Dan was a Safety Patrol Boy -- I was jealous since I wasn't chosen by Miss Bushaw. The Kiefers were dog lovers and there were always poodles around their home. The Kiefer basement had been fixed up and it was a hang-out place for watching late movies on TV from CKLW and other stations.

When we moved on to Washington Jr. High, we were in the band under Peggy Payton's guidance. He played a horn and I placed an alto saxophone. I remember Dan's father and he were both in the Port Huron Band that played in parades down Military and Huron Avenue. 

His grandmother worked at Sperry's for many year and she lived on the corner of 17th and Chestnut. 

I miss him.


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