Yvonne Kiefert

Yvonne Kiefert
Yvonne Kiefert

Former Riverhead resident Yvonne Kiefert of Greenport died Feb. 5 at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport. She was 90. 

The daughter of Mary (Stubnek) and Robert Bodenburg, Ms. Kiefert was born March 2, 1925, in Buenos Aires. She attended Weehawken High School in Weehawken, N.J.

She married Joachim Kiefert in June, 1953, in Berlin.

Ms. Kiefert worked for 20 years as a switchboard operator at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y.

She attended the Riverhead Senior Center. Family members said she enjoyed crocheting and knitting.

Predeceased by her husband Jan. 19, 1958, and her sister, Ingeborg Bodenburg in 2006, Ms. Kiefert is survived by her daughters, Astrid Lehman of Baiting Hollow and Dagmar Ryan of Carver, Mass. and four grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Cremation will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.