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Wiefels Cremation and Funeral Services

The Wiefels family has been serving Southern California families in times of death since 1908. We maintain our tradition of personal service with individual attention for every family.

Because we are aware that each family's need varies, we offer a wide range of funeral options, which include not only Traditional Funeral Services, Memorials and Cremations, but also Pre-Arrangement Planning. We strive to make every service special, reflecting the requests and needs of your family and of the deceased.


Our Obituaries

Ralph Tanner

December 7, 1932 - August 21, 2016


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Isabel Valencia

July 2, 1943 - August 20, 2016


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Denise Fasano

June 10, 1957 - August 17, 2016


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Dorothea Dottie Leonard

April 1, 1939 - August 15, 2016

Dottie Leonard Loving single mother of seven children whom she lived her life for, died at her home on August 15th at 1:53 pm. She worked over 40 years at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for the Club system. The first woman bartender aboard the base. Preceded in death by her Mother Tiny Dimple Miller, Step father Paul Miller, Father Preston Jackson Step mother Evelyn Jackson. Sister Ramona...
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John L. Drummond

July 31, 1952 - August 14, 2016


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Raymond Dahlin

July 10, 1929 - August 13, 2016


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John Bartley

August 31, 1946 - August 12, 2016


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Steven Mark Kolesar

October 11, 1955 - August 11, 2016


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Roger Hahn

March 17, 1955 - August 10, 2016

Roger Allen Hahn was born March 17, 1955, in Shakopee, Minnesota to Eugene and Lorna Chapman-Hahn. He passed away at his home in Mountain Center, Ca. on August 10, 2016. Roger graduated High School in Shakopee,MN. and went on to earn a degree from University of Minnesota at Morris. After College he spent time doing counseling at youth camps in Mn. and WI. and later would own a canoe outfitting...
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Deo Adamo

September 5, 1949 - August 10, 2016


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John Godfrey

January 17, 1923 - August 10, 2016


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Beth L. Woodworth

April 25, 1927 - August 9, 2016


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Thelma Thompson

September 20, 1920 - August 8, 2016


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Michael Moore

November 12, 1952 - August 7, 2016


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James Edward Roberts

May 4, 1939 - August 5, 2016

James Edward Roberts age 77 a longtime resident of Blythe, California, passed away suddenly on August 5, 2016 in Blythe. Mr. Roberts was born in Nebraska on May 4, 1939 to James and Maxine( Peterson)-Roberts. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1959-1963. He worked for Mueller Water Products in Blythe for 20 years. He is survived by his only sister Carol Nagata of Brea,Ca... ...
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Michelle Y. Mirabal

October 6, 1974 - August 5, 2016


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Alexander Valera Eros

November 27, 1928 - August 5, 2016


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Pitovamaneia Isaako

January 9, 1959 - Unknown


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Daniel Hernandez

November 2, 1969 - July 31, 2016


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Bobbie Katherine Humes

August 3, 1926 - July 30, 2016

Bobbie Katherine Humes, 89, of Indio, California passed away on July 30, 2016. She was born on August 3, 1926 to Simpson R. and Oma E. (Holt) Young in Indianaola, Oklahoma. Bobbie married Ollie A. Humes on July 13, 1947 in Quartsite, Arizona. She worked as teacher in the Palm View Elementary School in Coachella for 33 years. Bobbie is survived by her son, Randy (Lezlye) Humes of Palm Desert,...
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William Wilkerson

August 6, 1936 - July 29, 2016


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Ken Grove

August 5, 1919 - July 29, 2016


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Agustin Sillas

May 28, 1933 - July 28, 2016


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Marlene Louise Adams

May 4, 1969 - July 23, 2016


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David Schlegel

July 27, 1941 - July 23, 2016


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Joseph Egan

July 15, 1933 - July 23, 2016


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Esther Nunn

November 19, 1924 - July 22, 2016


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Leonard Martyns

December 11, 1934 - July 20, 2016


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Allan "Al" Reichle

May 11, 1934 - July 19, 2016

Born in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur and Helen Reichle, he came to the desert in the early 1940's and attended school in Palm Springs. He joined the Navy and served his country during the Korean Conflict and when discharged in 1955 he returned to Palm Springs. In 1956 he married Dianne (Weatherford) and shortly thereafter had two sons John and David. He worked for Cal-Electric as a lineman and...
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Virginia Swallow

October 17, 1925 - Unknown


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Linda Sue Harlow

October 30, 1958 - July 17, 2016

Linda Sue Harlow age 57 born in Indio,California to Roger and Gwen Harlow, passed away in San Rafeal, California on July 17, 2016. Linda fought an 8 year battle with cancer. Linda worked for 35 yrs. in Public Safety For Riverside County Sheriff, Newport Beach PD,, Cathedral City PD., Mill Valley PD., and 15 yrs. with the Corte Madera Fire Dept. before retiring in 2014. Linda sang in many...
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Mauricio Aguilar

September 3, 1963 - July 16, 2016


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Corey David Ryan Farrar Walker

September 30, 1980 - July 15, 2016


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Travis Duane Loftis

August 22, 1985 - July 15, 2016

Travis Duane Loftis, 30, of Palm Springs, CA, passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2016 after a long battle with heart disease. He was born on August 22, 1985 in Palm Springs. He graduated from Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, FL in 2004 and currently worked as a Traffic Enforcement Officer at the Palm Springs International Airport and was a California certified security guard. He loved his...
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Connie W. Conover

September 15, 1930 - July 14, 2016


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Denise Shirley

January 12, 1951 - July 12, 2016


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Enid Bartnicki

August 6, 1937 - July 11, 2016


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Marian Johnson

January 6, 1953 - Unknown


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Louis R. Bales

August 15, 1922 - July 9, 2016


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Joe Morrison

December 25, 1927 - July 8, 2016


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Dorothy Connolly

November 14, 1935 - July 8, 2016


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Aurea A. Carrillo

November 17, 1941 - July 8, 2016

Aurea Anguiano Carrillo age 74 a resident of Indio for over 50yrs. passed away at home Friday, July 8, 2016. Born November 17, 1941 in Mexico to Leoedas and Maria De Jesus( Naranjo) Anguiano, She took care of Private Homes in the Valley. She is survived By three children Maria of Indio, Joe J. of Arizona and Tony of Indio. She is preceded in Death by Parents, her husband and one son. ...
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Sherman Anderson

September 30, 1968 - July 7, 2016


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Jonathan Riggall

May 27, 1983 - July 5, 2016


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Ginnielee Shrake

February 1, 1925 - July 5, 2016


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Jerry L. Hewitt

July 31, 1939 - July 5, 2016

Jerry proudly served her country as a Hospital Corps Wave in the United States Navy, where she met and later married her husband of 56 years, John "Doc" Hewitt. For 20 years, Jerry served the community of Twentynine Palms as labor and delivery nurse at the Naval Hospital, Twentynine Palms.
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Florence Saltzman

May 28, 1916 - July 2, 2016


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Richard Dean Helton

July 12, 1952 - July 2, 2016

Richard Helton, loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle, left us on July 3rd 2016. A wonderful man that left us suddenly will be greatly missed by his family and friends who loved him. Ric lived a fulfilled life and had a long successful career as an airline mechanic with United Airlines. He was a natural athlete and was a champion water skier, avid snow skier and golfer who lived life...
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Luben Jordan

June 5, 1927 - Unknown


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James S. Binder

October 19, 1938 - Unknown


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Thomas M. Henry

November 14, 1926 - June 28, 2016


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Fidelina Lopez

April 24, 1953 - June 28, 2016


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Maria Garcia

January 30, 1958 - June 28, 2016


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Lieber Zaks

July 5, 1927 - June 28, 2016


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Jack Tenhulzen

December 2, 1946 - June 27, 2016


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James Curto

January 23, 1943 - June 27, 2016


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Betty Layland

September 5, 1926 - June 27, 2016


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Nicholas Hansen

April 13, 1938 - June 22, 2016


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Irene Cooper

February 1, 1937 - June 21, 2016

Irene Inez Cooper age 79 a resident of Cathedral City, California, passed away in Palm Desert,California on June 21, 2016. Born in Texas on February 1, 1937, to William Sneed and Myrtle Hodge, Irene worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant for 30 yrs. Irene is survived by children Dr. Robert Sneed, Charles Cooper,III, Charlene Johnson-Walton, Tracy Mapp and Mary Martin. Services will be held...
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Wallace A. Davis

January 26, 1924 - June 21, 2016


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Everett Page Jones

October 4, 1934 - June 20, 2016


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Esther Diaz

October 4, 1919 - June 20, 2016


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Matthew Wilson

September 27, 1978 - June 19, 2016


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Nell Johnson

September 11, 1922 - June 18, 2016


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Deborah Ann Peterson

September 4, 1960 - June 15, 2016

Deborah Ann Peterson passed away on June 15, 2016 at the age of 55. Deborah was born September 4, 1960 in Longview, WA to proud parents Marvin and Judith Peterson. She attended Covina High School, and soon after the family moved to San Francisco. Deborah worked for the family business, Cala Foods, for a period of time while she lived in San Francisco. She was so proud of her two daughters and...
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Ralph Rakis

September 8, 1927 - June 14, 2016


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Lewis L. Johnson

April 15, 1927 - June 14, 2016


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Brian Shay

January 9, 1938 - June 14, 2016


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Sai Kun Sandy Wong

June 12, 2016

Sandy Wong passed away on June 12th in her home at the age of 64 with her loving husband by her side. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for the past 8 years and never let it stop her from living her life fully and passionately. Sandy was born in Shanghai, China and immigrated to the United States as a young adult. She managed and owned Ho Sai Gai Chinese restaurant/Country Western bar...
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Charles Sherman

October 26, 1935 - June 11, 2016


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Frances G. Hopkins

October 4, 1927 - June 9, 2016


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Betty Lou White

October 14, 1942 - June 9, 2016

Betty Lou White, 73, of Palm Desert, CA was reunited with her daughter Cindy in heaven on June 9, 2016. She was born on October 14, 1942 in Newport, AR as the daughter of Bennie & Orene Taylor and is survived by her loving son Jerry White of Indio, sisters Shirley Champion and Phyllis Manley, brother Ben Taylor, granddaughter Makena Hull and many other nieces and nephews and good friends...
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Thomas Everman

March 18, 1922 - June 9, 2016


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Judith Ann Plessner

March 22, 1937 - June 9, 2016


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Kendall North II

April 6, 1946 - June 8, 2016


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Steven Olevits

November 4, 1930 - Unknown


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Alphonia Kennedy

August 7, 1980 - June 8, 2016


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Michael Adrian Perera

April 13, 1967 - June 8, 2016

Michael Adrian Perera born April 13, 1967 and was called to Jesus on June 8, 2016. Loving husband of Cindy (nee Outschoorn). Dearly beloved Father of Shenolene (24), Marc (20) and Matthew (18). Son of Lorraine (Nee Ratnam) and the late Merrill Perera. Son-in-law of Winston and Eva Outschoorn. Loving Brother of Lalith Perera. Beloved Uncle of Nathan and Stefan. Brother-in-law of Vanessa Perera and...
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Vashti Franklin

March 15, 1936 - June 7, 2016


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James Drake

November 5, 1930 - June 5, 2016


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Catherine Elwood

November 22, 1921 - June 4, 2016


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Christine Faith Armstrong

February 12, 1989 - June 2, 2016

Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, of Twentynine Palms, California, entered active-duty military service in February 2014 as a motor transport operator. She was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since September 2014. Her awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on...
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Arthur Thomas Volpe

December 21, 1954 - June 2, 2016


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Amparo Ross Cardenas

October 19, 1926 - June 2, 2016

Amparo Ross Cardenas age 89, a life time resident of Indio, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at her home. Amparo was born on Oct. 19, 1926 in Arizona. She married Jose Luis Cardenas 37 years ago. Amparo is survived by her husband Jose Luis of Indio, 6 children: Irene Castro of Indio, Angie (D.C.) Looper of Arkansas, David Fraijo of Indio, Raymond (Mary) Fraijo of Indio, Bill Fraijo of...
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Martha R. Laprade

February 25, 1939 - June 2, 2016


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James Mark Kluzak

August 17, 1938 - May 28, 2016

Jim passed away after a brief illness and is survived by his wife Alice of 52 years. He was born in MA the son of James & Virginia Kluzak. He is survived by his six children James (Margaret Mary), Mark (Erika), Kathleen Brigham, Michelle Bell (Jim), Kevin (Lori) and David (Jamie). He is also survived by ten grandchildren and his sister Ann Curry. Jim was a member of the Serra Club of Palm...
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Alessandro V. Vejar

January 22, 1931 - May 27, 2016


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Jo Spivey

January 6, 1936 - May 26, 2016


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Daniel Robert Hood III

August 15, 1990 - May 25, 2016


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Garnik Galstyan

September 5, 1956 - May 25, 2016


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Lawrence "Larry" E. Holmgren

October 26, 1930 - May 24, 2016

Lawrence E. Holmgren, 85, of Sky Valley, California passed away on May 24, 2016 in Palm Desert, California. He was born October 26, 1930 to Gustaf and Clara Holmgren in Duluth, MN. Lawrence married Ona Amundson on August 29, 1953 in Duluth, MN. He was an Engineer for over 20 years and then became a General Contractor (the owner of Holmgren, Inc. in Palm Desert, CA). He served in the U.S. Army...
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Sydney P Staton

December 14, 1943 - May 24, 2016


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Ruben Uribes, Jr.

July 17, 1987 - May 23, 2016

Ruben Uribes, Jr., 28, of Indio, California died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, May 23, 2016. He was born July 17, 1987 at Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Springs, CA to Rachel Jasso Uribes and Ruben Uribes Sr.. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel. He is survived by his girlfriend, Crystal Zacarias and their young children, Ruben III and Raylene Uribes. His father, Ruben...
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Robert G. Arthur

January 2, 1938 - May 22, 2016


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Mary M. Lutz

January 30, 1933 - May 20, 2016


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Margaret Ann Morales

August 21, 1950 - May 19, 2016


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William Thomas Kerr

March 31, 1925 - May 19, 2016


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Sylvia Veitch

December 9, 1949 - Unknown


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Maxine Lorraine Lang

January 15, 1921 - May 15, 2016


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Evelyn Grace Thompson

July 10, 1919 - May 13, 2016

Evelyn Grace Thompson age 96 passed away peacefully on May 13, 2016, in Rancho Mirage, Ca. Born in Tucson, Arizona on July 10, 1919, to George and Rosetta Boomer; she came to Indio, Ca. in 1920. She married her husband Russell Thompson October 4, 1941. She attended local elementary schools in the Valley and graduated from Coachella Valley School in 1937. She worked for Desert Sands School...
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