Joseph Schiefelbein, 69, of Brighton, passed away July 21, 2014 in Thornton. He was born June 23, 1945 in Brighton to Peter and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Schiefelbein and graduated from Brighton High School in 1963.
He was a lifetime resident of Brighton, who as a member of the Denver Meat Cutters Union, worked as a meat cutter for John's Meats for 45 years and then for King Soopers for 10 years, retiring in 2008. Joe enjoyed spending his time reading and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also loved animals, all animals, especially his numerous pets including dogs, cats and birds. Joe was a loving father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother and uncle and he will be dearly missed.
Joe is survived by his seven children, Margo (Bill) Kretzer of Brighton, Joseph Schiefelbein of Payson, AZ, Shelly (David) Sack and Jackie Howell, both of Brighton, JR Howell of Platteville, Ricky Schiefelbein of Brighton and John (Becky) Howell of Firestone; two brothers, David Schiefelbein of Akron and Benedict Schiefelbein of San Ramon, CA; two sisters, Dorothy (Staley) Trefry of Apache Junction, AZ and Virginia Wyatt of Commerce City; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Elizabeth Schiefelbein; two brothers, John and Donald Schiefelbein one one son, Todd Jones.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00am at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton.
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
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