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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

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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Barbara Prigg

July 20, 1928 - November 29, 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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Simon Carrillo Rodarte

September 28, 1929 - October 23, 2016

Simon Carrillo Rodarte, 87 years old of Indio, California died October 23, 2016, in Indio, California. He was born September 28, 1929, to Jose Rodarte and Micaela Carrillo at the Point Happy Ranch in La Quinta, California. He served with the United States Navy during the 1950's and returned to the Coachella Valley. He started his own ice delivery business in 1955. While delivering ice, he met...
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Carrie Holobovich

December 24, 1957 - October 23, 2016


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Darryl Bortvit

October 11, 1946 - October 22, 2016


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Mark Jon Hawkins

January 25, 1947 - October 22, 2016


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Leeona Hostrop

May 14, 1928 - October 21, 2016


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Leroy Williams

September 19, 1951 - October 17, 2016


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Patrick Donald Conway

August 26, 1947 - October 17, 2016


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Margot Magruder

January 10, 1933 - October 15, 2016


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Sharlee Blow

May 8, 1924 - October 15, 2016

Our mom, Sharlee Blow, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 15th. We are so sad to see her go, but so glad that she died in peace, surrounded by family telling her how much she is loved. She was 92 and had an amazing life - as a young pilot in the '40s, a professional ice skater, and volunteer until she was well into her 80s. She always made time for her two children and her...
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Michael Higgins

August 9, 1937 - October 15, 2016

The death has occurred of Michael Higgins of San Diego, Palm Springs and formerly of Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland. Michael was born in Athenry on 9th August 1937. He was one of 6 boys in a family of 9 and was educated in Ireland before moving to the dioscese of San Diego, California where he worked tirelessly until his recent passing on October 15th 2016. Michael was a canon lawyer and founded...
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Robert Hayden

October 14, 1938 - October 13, 2016


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Margaret Rose Hakenholz

November 1, 1924 - October 13, 2016


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Fred Rocha

September 27, 1943 - October 13, 2016


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Antonio Cardoso Ramirez

May 11, 1946 - October 11, 2016


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Ruth Foster

April 18, 1922 - October 10, 2016


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Brandyn Ramirez

April 6, 1990 - October 9, 2016


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Elizabeth Weems Borg

October 17, 1968 - October 9, 2016


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Frederick J. Xalis

March 15, 1925 - October 7, 2016


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Earl R. McMillin

May 6, 1947 - October 7, 2016


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Carol T. Paolozzi

November 7, 1934 - October 6, 2016

Carol T. Paolozzi of Boston, formerly of Whittier, CA, passed away on October 6, 2016. Loving daughter of the late Mary (McElligott) and John Paolozzi, Lt. U.S. Navy (ret.)  Dear sister of the late John and Thomas Paolozzi. Beloved aunt of Renee Sibet and husband Gene and their children, Jeremy, Aimee and Heather of Rogue River, OR., John Paolozzi and wife Elena and their children, Michael,...
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Alvia Hearne Jr.

June 1, 1930 - October 5, 2016


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Myra Mandel Halpern

April 25, 1944 - October 5, 2016


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Mary Lou Weiss

January 17, 1925 - October 2, 2016


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Nancy Weinert

September 1, 1926 - September 28, 2016


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Demetrio Urias

December 22, 1941 - September 28, 2016


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John Robert Babrowsiki

September 30, 1940 - September 27, 2016


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Waldron Hale

October 29, 1920 - September 27, 2016


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Thomas Tichenor

August 6, 1924 - September 26, 2016


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Eugene Miller

June 24, 1939 - September 23, 2016

It is with profound love and respect that we reflect upon a life lived to the fullest and share the loss of our dad, grandfather, brother and friend Eugene "Gene" John Miller. Gene was born in Patterson, New, Jersey. He went to Asbury Park High School, where he was a star football player and graduated in 1957. He married his wife Judith "Judy" Ann Iungerman on November 24, 1962. Gene worked...
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Charles "Chuck" E. Miller Jr.

March 3, 1936 - September 22, 2016

Charles (Chuck) E. Miller Jr., 80 years old, passed away on September 22nd, 2016 in Bermuda Dunes, California. He was born on March 3rd, 1936 in Sioux City, Iowa to proud parents Charles E. Miller and Dorothy L. Gorman. Charles was self-employed general contractor and also owned Miller's Mobile Village in Sioux City before retiring to Bermuda Dunes, CA. He was a member of the Abu Bekr Shrine...
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Harry Ilg

July 17, 1921 - September 22, 2016


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Betty Gordon

August 6, 1925 - September 20, 2016

Betty Gordon age 91 passed away in Bentonville, Arkansas. Betty was born in Augusta, Georgia to Hurbert C. Orr and Orie E. Verdery. She was a former resident of Hemet, Ca.. Betty is survived by her two children Pastor Dave Gordon of Indio and Carol Kobe of Bentonville,Arkansas. Betty has 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She also leaves a Sister Dorothy Paschke of Chatsworth,Ca.....
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Sharon Sue Pearson

April 12, 1943 - September 20, 2016


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Shirley Rhoad

April 9, 1936 - September 20, 2016


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William Bill Croce

March 18, 1933 - September 19, 2016

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce that our dear Bill has passed away. He was born to parents Emil and Helen Croce in Stockton, California. He married his life partner of 43 years Clay Brown on December 6, 2013. He was a Certified Shorthand Reporter for the Los Angeles Superior Court for 30 years. He also served in the U.S. Army as a Dental Officer. Bill is survived by...
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Mary Baker

February 5, 1926 - Unknown


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William Wilkins

December 11, 1934 - September 15, 2016


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Alfred Nunez

June 2, 1925 - September 15, 2016


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Mildred Foley

May 31, 1917 - September 15, 2016


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Sherry (Sher) Gail Veling

December 9, 1946 - September 14, 2016

Sherry Gail Veling, (Sher) 69 of La Quinta, California, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 14th, 2016, due to complications of breast cancer. She was surrounded by her husband Doug and close personal friends. Sher was born in Riverside, California on December 9th, 1946 to Fred and Kay Garlick and went to Ramona High School where she graduated in 1964. She attended San Jose...
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Martha Lee Patterson

May 25, 1931 - September 13, 2016


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Sandra Boyd

July 8, 1961 - September 13, 2016


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