American Patriotic 10


July 3, 1952 ~ July 27, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old


In Fond Memory of Craig Robert Kiefert


Craig R. Kiefert, aged 71, departed this world on July 27, 2023, in Eastvale, California, leaving behind a legacy of dedication and bravery. He was a remarkable man whose life was defined by his service to his country, his commitment to his family, and his passion for automobiles.

Craig's journey began with his early enlistment in the US Marine Corps at the tender age of 17, where he fearlessly served his country in Vietnam. He displayed exceptional courage and skills that earned him the rank of Gunnery Sergeant during his 20 years of faithful service. As a Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, he specialized in both conventional and nonconventional weapons, holding a position of tremendous responsibility and trust throughout his military career.

After dedicating himself to the Marine Corps, Craig transitioned into civilian life. He resided in the Inland Empire, where he immersed himself in the automotive industry. Later, he managed his own aftermarket accessory business. His courageous spirit and determination were evident in all he pursued.

Craig was a loving and devoted husband. He shared cherished memories with his beloved wife, Debra. Their bond was a testament to the enduring power of love and the strength found in partnership. As we mourn the loss of Craig, we also celebrate the incredible life he led. He will be remembered for his bravery, his tenacity, and his unwavering commitment to the causes he held dear. The impact he made on the lives of those around him will forever be etched in our hearts.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents, leaving behind cherished memories for those fortunate enough to have known him. He will be deeply missed by his wife Debra, along with his dear friends. 


May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory continue to inspire us to

embrace life with the same courage and passion that he did.

Forever in our hearts, rest in peace, Gunnery Sergeant Kiefert, Craig R.


Arrangements entrusted to the care of Grimes-Akes Family Funeral Home, Corona, California.

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