Correen Jean Kiekhaefer

Correen Jean Kiekhaefer, age 84 of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at home with family by her side.

Correen was born in Randolph on April 28, 1936, the daughter of the late Esau “Ace” and Adriaantje “Jennie” (Dykstra) Alderden. She was a member of the St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. On November 5, 1955, she was united in marriage to her lifelong partner, Franklin Kiekhaefer Sr.

Correen was known for her humble, yet determined, spirit and as a person who accepted gracefully whatever came her way in life. She remained strong, present and active in her care for as long as she could, straying true to herself, her family and her faith.

Correen is survived by her husband of 65 years, Frank; daughters, Debra (Billy) Sweat, Denise (John) Elliott; sons, Franklin Jr. (Stephanie), Lesile and Joel (Jackie); 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Marvin and Clarence; and three sisters, Helen, Irene and Nettie.

A graveside service for Correen will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam with Rev. Paul Stratman officiating.

If desired, memorials may be made in Correen’s name to Hillside Home Care and Hospice, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, or to the organization of one’s choosing.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at