Michael L. “Mike” Giefer, 45, of Parsons, died at 3:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. He had been in his usual health and death was not expected.

Michael L. “Mike” Giefer, 45, of Parsons, died at 3:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. He had been in his usual health and death was not expected.
He was born August 11, 1962, in Parsons, to Richard A. and Sharon K. (Conley) Giefer. He grew up in the South Mound area. He attended St. Patrick’s Elementary School in Parsons, and was a 1980 graduate of Erie High School. For over 20 years, he worked at Columbian Tec Tank before becoming a partner at Tank Connections, in Parsons, where he was currently serving as Vice President of Operations.
He enjoyed golf and coaching his children’s football and baseball teams. He especially enjoyed being an avid fan of his children’s sporting events.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Elks BPOE Lodge No. 527 and was a graduate of Leadership Parsons.
He and Karrie George were married May 9, 1997, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. She survives of the home.
Survivors include mother Sharon Giefer of Parsons; father Richard Giefer of South Mound; three sons, Brett Giefer of Lenexa, Brandon Giefer of Pittsburg, Brice Lamb and his fiancée, Bailey Keeling of Parsons; two daughters, Breah Giefer of St. Paul, Jene  Haas and her husband, Jarrod of Topeka; one grandson, Kortland Keeling; three brothers, Rick Giefer and his wife, Nancy of St. Paul, Tom Giefer and his wife, Becky of Parsons, Ron Giefer and his wife, Pam of Parsons; three sisters, Sherry Smith and her husband, Brad of Parsons, Connie Nance and her husband, Richard of Parsons, Kim Rinehart and her husband, Brian of Plevna.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joe and Leta Conley; and his paternal grandparents, Fritz and Corene Giefer.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 28, 2008, at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Parsons. The Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2008, at St. Patrick’s School Gymnasium in Parsons. The family will receive friends immediately following the Rosary in the Parish Hall.
Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Renovation Fund or to the Giefer Children’s Education Fund. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.