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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

Don Ritter

July 21, 1932 - January 16, 2017


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John Francis Bork Jr.

December 19, 1942 - January 14, 2017

John Francis Bork, Jr. age 74, died peacefully on January 14, 2017, at home after a brave fight against cancer. John was proceeded in death by his mother Francis Bork, father John Bork Sr., and wife Peggy Bork. He si survived by his brother Robert Bork (Bonnie Bork), daughter Denise Connors (Mike Connors), son Kevin Bork (Nolma Bork), daughter Christina Kendler (Dean Kendler) and son Stephen...
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Gary Privetts

December 21, 1947 - January 8, 2017


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Lynne Bloom

January 26, 1935 - January 6, 2017


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Doris J. King

April 27, 1924 - January 5, 2017


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Rose Goodson

June 27, 1921 - Unknown


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Alfred Silvas

March 22, 1949 - January 2, 2017


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Bernard E. "Bernie" Kuhn

November 11, 1925 - January 1, 2017

Bernard E. "Bernie" Kuhn, age 91, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2017 in Palm Desert. Born in Indiana on November 11, 1925, Bernie lived in Indio for 58 years. He was employed at Coachella Valley High School in the Maintenance Department for 17 years. Bernie is survived by his son, Stephen, and step-son, Russell Meadows (Terri). He also leaves two grandchildren, Tina Welch and...
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Elizabeth Margaret Gorey

July 13, 1913 - December 28, 2016


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Robert Marquez

February 16, 1967 - December 27, 2016


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John J. Benoit

December 27, 1951 - December 26, 2016

Riverside County Supervisor John J. Benoit died at 9:30pm on Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home in Bermuda Dunes with his family at his side. He was 64. His death followed a weeks long battle with pancreatic cancer that forced the former California Highway Patrol officer to cut short a political career that lasted nearly two decades. John J. Benoit spent 31 years in law enforcement and went...
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Manilla Betty Groves

March 21, 1914 - December 26, 2016


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Skyler Chad Siva

April 3, 1992 - December 25, 2016


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Sherrion Louretta Davis

January 9, 1959 - December 24, 2016

Sherrion Louretta Davis age 57 a long time resident of Indio,Ca., went home to be with her Lord on December 24, 2016. Born in Arizona to Clarence Davis and Velma Beavers-Davis on January 9, 1959, Sherrion worked as a Security Guard. Sherrion is served by her Mother Velma Brown of Indio, and by four Children: Charles Coleman,Felicia Coleman,Jamell Lockhart, and James Lockhart. She leaves...
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Sherrion Louretta Davis

January 9, 1959 - December 24, 2016


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Howard "Ed" Reinecke

January 7, 1924 - December 24, 2016

The 1960's was a pivotal time in American politics and Ed Reinecke was in the middle of it all. While Senator Barry Goldwater lost the Presidential race to Lyndon Johnson, the election that year set in motion big changes in the Republican Party that still are its core more than a half century later. In 1964 two men were elected to the United States Congress. Ronald Reagan's old Hollywood buddy...
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John Talley

November 7, 1933 - Unknown


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Renee Spencer

July 31, 1928 - December 20, 2016


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Paul E Courtney, Jr

July 18, 1964 - December 20, 2016


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Renee Spencer

July 31, 1928 - December 20, 2016


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Lillian Anderson

January 22, 1923 - December 20, 2016


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Dolores Mulko

April 23, 1941 - December 18, 2016


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Betsy Peters

August 17, 1947 - December 16, 2016


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Jean Phillip Root

September 25, 1929 - December 16, 2016


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Clyde L. Huff

March 17, 1927 - December 14, 2016

Clyde was born March 17, 1927 and passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Clyde was a resident of Yucca Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Alzheimer's Dementia Association http://www.alz.org/ or Veteran's Association http://www.amvets.org/.
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Nicole Attia

October 3, 1940 - December 14, 2016

Nicole Attia of Northbrook, IL. passed away early afternoon on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. She was born Oct. 3, 1940 to loving parents Maurice and Esther Nadel in Cairo, Egypt. On April 8, 1962 she married Roger M. Attia in Paris, France. Together they owned a HVAC company of which she managed for 25 years. She was a member of the National Council of Jewish Women. She is survived by her loving...
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William Pickus

January 1, 1923 - December 12, 2016


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Robert Buchach

March 1, 1923 - December 12, 2016


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Gregory Trippe

December 7, 1957 - December 12, 2016


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Tony Moore

July 29, 1940 - December 11, 2016


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Ade Perdue

October 26, 1994 - December 11, 2016


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Darlene Johnsen

August 14, 1927 - December 11, 2016


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Rosemary Ruddon

September 23, 1930 - December 11, 2016


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Ramon Z. Gradilla

September 1, 1934 - December 11, 2016

Ramon Z. Gradilla September 1, 1934 – December 11, 2016 Ramon Z. Gradilla passed peacefully in his home on December 11, 2016. He was born in a small village in Mexico known as "Los Volcanes" near the city of Jalisco. Ramon was a self-made man who by his own personal fortitude managed to...
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Keith Jonathan Kessler

March 19, 1982 - December 10, 2016


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Morton Port

February 28, 1927 - December 10, 2016


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Fernando Ramirez Sr.

March 22, 1920 - December 10, 2016


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Roland K, Krumm

November 24, 1938 - December 10, 2016


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James Finley Beck

December 24, 1922 - December 9, 2016

James F. Beck was born to Henry and Margaret Beck on December 24, 1922 in Pomona California and entered into eternal rest on December 9, 2016. He is survived by his son, James C. and daughter in law, Debra J. Beck, his brother Lawrence E. and sister Margaret Brown. James has four grandchildren, Shauna Dickerson, Jessica and her husband Brendon Sleanbeck, Brian and his wife Claudia Beck, Lisa...
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Edna Ryan

May 19, 1924 - December 8, 2016


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Janice Viljevac

August 17, 1940 - December 7, 2016


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Paul Krutak

August 6, 1934 - December 7, 2016


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Jose M. Chavez

September 13, 1928 - Unknown


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Nina Sue Marcinek

March 3, 1945 - December 4, 2016


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Lois Wiltgen

October 27, 1927 - December 4, 2016


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Imelda Romo DeSalas

September 8, 1955 - December 3, 2016


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Georgina Johnson

October 29, 1931 - December 3, 2016


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Anna Butler

February 5, 1925 - December 2, 2016


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Daniel James McNamara

December 19, 1945 - December 1, 2016

Dan McNamara suddenly passed away this December. Our Danny Boy left the earth much too soon for all of us who loved him. Dan enjoyed best spending time with good friends & his family. Whether it was out on the golf course (he got his 1st hole-in-one this November!); summer days spent with Patty & their many visitors at their lake cabin on Gold Lake; watching his grandsons' play sports; travel...
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Nancy W. Semones

July 27, 1936 - December 1, 2016

Nancy W. Semones, 80, of Palm Springs took the last of her many difficult respirations, finally surrendering to COPD on December 1, 2016. She was born in Evanston Illinois, received RN degree from Northwestern University and ended her career as a travel consultant at Anderson Travel. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, two sons, two daughters and 5 grandchildren. Before the final six...
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Norman L. "Herbie" Dart

June 24, 1938 - November 29, 2016

Norman L. Dart, 78, known affectionately by his family and friends as "Herbie", passed away on November 29, 2016, due to complications of Lymphoma. He was born June 24th, 1938, to Albert and Anna Dart in Detroit, Michigan. He married Colleen MacNeish in 1959 in California, the couple had three sons. Herbie owned Dart Insulation in for many years and later he also owned The Squire Cocktail...
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Barbara Prigg

July 20, 1928 - November 29, 2016


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Theresa Marie Oliver

October 29, 1920 - November 28, 2016


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George Henry Wooten

July 4, 1923 - November 26, 2016

Papa George Wooten, 93, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 26, 2016. He was born on July 4, 1923 in Troy, Texas to Rollie E. and Beatrice Wooten and has lived in the Coachella Valley for 91 years. In WWII he served in the U.S.C.G. as a Seaman 1st Class from 12/7/42 until 1/9/46. On 9/23/1945 he was aboard the USS Cambria docked in Nagasaki Japan just after the surrender document...
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Nicolas Montemayor, Sr.

October 10, 1928 - November 25, 2016


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Taura Looper

July 6, 1945 - Unknown


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Juan Araujo

July 9, 1919 - November 24, 2016


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Donald Solt

August 25, 1932 - November 23, 2016


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William Charles Davidson

December 19, 1927 - November 22, 2016


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Atha Abel

January 16, 1917 - November 22, 2016


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Arthur Choitz

April 25, 1941 - November 22, 2016


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Kathie Denham

January 29, 1949 - Unknown


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Evangelina Barboza Tamez

August 9, 1940 - November 21, 2016


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Maria Valles

September 26, 1962 - November 20, 2016


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Geraldine Farrar Finlayson

September 28, 1927 - November 20, 2016


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Mary Ursula Sorensen

January 4, 1928 - November 19, 2016


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Lucina De La Garza

December 11, 1938 - November 19, 2016


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Shirley R. Brinkley

February 22, 1934 - November 18, 2016


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Robert E. Worrell

March 8, 1934 - November 18, 2016


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Guadalupe "Lupe" Romo Rodriguez

December 12, 1934 - November 17, 2016


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Samente Angela Nkya

October 9, 1977 - November 14, 2016


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James V. Clemente, Jr.

November 14, 1942 - November 14, 2016


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Thomas James Walsh

November 13, 1951 - November 14, 2016

Thomas J. Walsh, 65, of Palm Springs, CA passed away unexpectedly on November 14, 2016. Thom was the son of Thomas J. and Claire Ann Walsh (Toledo, Ohio). Thom was a registered nurse for over 40 years having graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing in 1974. He subsequently completed his MBA at the University of Redlands and his MSN at Loma Linda California. He served at hospitals, hospice,...
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Jana L. Ploss

March 3, 1952 - November 14, 2016


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Erzsebet Uhlir

March 17, 1929 - November 12, 2016


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Joseph Kish

February 1, 1958 - November 12, 2016

Joseph Edward Kish passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016. His final moments were spent with his family, whom he dearly loved. Joe was born in Buckhannon, WV on February 1,1958, to Raymond and Margaret (Riley) Kish. He was the "little" brother…the youngest of 5. He attended Mission Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School and graduated from Oceanside High School in 1976. After high...
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Apollonia Sullivan

July 31, 1930 - November 11, 2016


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Estela T. Garcia

November 16, 1953 - November 11, 2016


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James Spencer Rogers

January 26, 1940 - November 11, 2016


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Violet Lea Felix

January 9, 1922 - November 11, 2016

A bright light faded November 11, 2016 as Vi Felix died peacefully in her sleep. lt's not surprising she passed in her sleep; she was known as a doer and a fighter who even in the last few months of her life repeatedly stated, "What are you going to do? Don't give up easily - You just keep trying!" Having had what she described as "not an easy" childhood, Vi created a full life and did so with...
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Juventino N. Cerevantes

January 25, 1934 - November 10, 2016


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John Cannan

February 12, 1928 - November 7, 2016

John Patrick Cannan was born on February 12, 1928, in Reno, Nevada the second son of James Clyde Cannan and Catherine I Curley Cannan. He passed to the Lord very peacefully November 7th after weeks of loving care from his wife and daughters and happy recognition of many family members and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Holly, five children and their spouses: Cathy ...
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Jerry Woods

October 13, 1936 - November 2, 2016


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Frank (Rose) John Gadomski

February 26, 1927 - October 31, 2016


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Robert John Holler

May 22, 1945 - October 30, 2016


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Patricia Paddock

April 28, 1929 - October 30, 2016


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Mary Lois Brenner

January 31, 1930 - October 30, 2016


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Donna Frances Jamison Munyas

August 24, 1927 - October 28, 2016


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Frederick Garth

October 25, 1952 - October 27, 2016


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Roy Louis Densmore

January 11, 1941 - October 27, 2016


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Charles E. Murrell

May 12, 1952 - October 26, 2016


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Doyal L. McNutt

January 26, 1935 - October 26, 2016

Doyal L. McNutt age 81 a longtime resident of the Coachella Valley passed away on October 26, 2016, in Indio,Ca... Mr. McNutt was born in Arkansas on January 26, 1935, to John Hollaway and Vivian M. McNutt-Pack. Mr. McNutt served in the U.S Airforce 20 yrs., retiring on January 1, 1975. He served from December 20, 1954 til December 31, 1974 and held the rank of Technical Sergeant. Mr....
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Bruce Peter Chagin

January 18, 1955 - October 26, 2016


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Melvyn Haber

October 24, 1936 - October 25, 2016

Melvyn "Mel" Haber, internationally-acclaimed restaurateur and innkeeper/owner of the historic Ingleside Inn and Melvyn's Restaurant, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 25 from lung cancer and complications of pneumonia. He will be remembered as a gracious host to the world's elite and a generous humanitarian and philanthropist. His wit and talent for storytelling was legendary. In his...
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Dr. Lester Breitman

February 5, 1934 - October 25, 2016


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Mary Joyce Williams

February 4, 1929 - October 25, 2016


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Robert Sutton

June 9, 1931 - Unknown


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Karen Heuer

June 9, 1963 - October 23, 2016


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Leah Jean Lambert

May 7, 1949 - October 23, 2016

A precious mother, grandmother, friend,teacher, but foremostly a steadfast and fearless servant of God, Leah Jean Lambert was taken home to be with Jesus Christ, her beloved Savior and the Lord of her life, on Sunday, October 23, 2016. To her children and grandchildren, Leah was one of the most fearless and passionate of women. Never daunted by adversity, her courage and passion provided her...
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