Virginia H. (Gosling) Keifer
1921 - 2019
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April 9, 1921
June 27, 2019
Virginia H. (Gosling) Keifer, 98, passed away on June 27, 2019 in Holland, Michigan. Virginia was born April 9, 1921 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Virginia served with the Women's Army Corp (WAC) as a 1st Lieutenant during WWII. In 1944, she married 1st Lieutenant Kenneth F. Keifer after they were both stationed at Marana Air Base in Tucson, Arizona. Together they lived in AZ, PA, Japan, AL, AK, NE and CO. Kenneth retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1970 as a Lieutenant Colonel. After 39 years in Colorado Springs, they moved to Holland in 2009 to be closer to family. They enjoyed 70 years of marriage together until Ken's passing in 2015 at the age of 100.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Harriet Gosling; brother, Herbert E. Gosling and sister Elizabeth Armstrong. She is survived by her brother William Gosling, her children, Kenneth F. (Rita) Keifer, Jr., and Stephen Craig (Lauri) Keifer; grandchildren, Kelly (Mike) Merit, Kenneth F. Keifer III, David (Kelli) Keifer and Paul (Heather) Keifer. She has nine great grandchildren: Austin, William and Henry Merit; and Leila, Maxwell, Evelyn, Benjamin, Aiden and Jack Keifer.
Visitation is Wednesday, July 10, 10-11 am at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 480 152nd Avenue, Holland, MI 49424, with funeral mass at 11:00 am at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland. For more information, or to sign an online registry book please visit,

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Published in The Gazette on Jul. 2, 2019.
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July 7, 2019
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Jacqueline Charbonnet
July 7, 2019
What a sweet picture of this fine friend. Ginny and Kenny will always hold a precious place in my heart. They were good friends and neighbors of my parents in Colorado Springs and they spent a lot of time together at each other's homes. Ginny was frequently in mom's kitchen sharing recipes or sewing tips while Kenny was in dad's garage searching for a tool or some doodad he needed. They loved going on trips together in their motorhomes. I loved Ginny's sense of humor and her warmth towards everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. My world is saddened by their passing but Heaven is rejoicing. My sincere condolences to her family. Melody Morris Clements, Canon City, CO
July 3, 2019
She was a great lady. I know God has her by His right side. The angels are singing.
Ruth Winkler
June 29, 2019
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Tiffany Merit
June 29, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear that Mimi has passed. She was a wonderful lady and had such a great sense of humor. I will remember the good times.
Linda Hoebbel
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