Alma Keidel

Alma Keidel, 97, of Fort Wayne, passed away late Monday evening, April 6, 2020, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on Dec. 19, 1922 in Adams County, to Adolph and Anna (Bultemeier) Kiefer. Alma was united in marriage to Marlin J. Keidel on April 17, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church, Friedheim. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2019, after 69 years of marriage.

Alma was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Friedheim.

Before her marriage to Marlin, Alma was employed at General Electric in Decatur. Following her marriage, she assisted him in the operation of the family farm in Allen County.

Alma enjoyed baking, crocheting, knitting, gardening, and walking. An interesting note, when she was at the nursing home, they provided her with a reflective vest because she walked so much around the facility and in the parking lot. She could also shop forever without buying anything. 

She is survived by a son, Murl J. (Deb) Keidel of Fort Wayne; grandson, Scott Anders of Huntington; sister, Renate Hormann of Fort Wayne; two great-granddaughters, Desiree Brubaker and Marissa Anders; and a great-great-grandchild, Isabella. 

Alma was preceded in death by a sister, Esther Gallmeyer and brother, Cliff Kiefer.

In following guidelines established by the Indiana Department of Health regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held. 

Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran Church, Friedheim. 

Arrangements by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur, Indiana. 

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