Rifat M. Sufi

Rifat M. Sufi, age 63, of Peosta, IA died peacefully at home, following a long illness, on July 06, 2022.  A private gathering of respect will be held to honor Rifat’s life. Date yet to be determined.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Rifat’s family.


Rifat was born on September 30, 1958, in Manama, Bahrain, a son to Mohamed Hussain Sufi and Zakiya Nooraldin.  He attended the University of Iowa where he met and eventually married his wife, Kimberly.  The couple was blessed with a daughter and many wonderful years together.  He spent the majority of his working career as an investment banker in both Bahrain and the U.S.  Rifat was a caring husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.


He is survived by:

Kimberly (Doty) Sufi, Peosta, IA;


his daughter,

Amira (Brian) Kass, Cedar Falls, IA;


his granddaughter,

Delilah Kass, Cedar Falls, IA;


his sister,

Khadija Sufi, Bahrain;


he will be remembered by numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Rifat was preceded in death by his parents.


Rifat’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care of Rifat and his family.


Online condolences may be shared with Rifat’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com

A private gathering of respect will be held to honor Rifat’s life. Date yet to be determined.  

10 comments on “Rifat M. Sufi
  1. Naweed Baig says:

    Rest In Peace my friend. You leave behind fond memories in Bahrain.

  2. Alz Marie says:

    Will miss you so much. Many hugs to your family and friends. Rip Riffy.

  3. Ajaz says:

    Will never forget those days in Bahrain. Will always remember you my friend.RIP

  4. Dave Oliver says:

    If the world had more Rifs, it would be a much more beautiful place. RIP my friend, you will be sadly missed.

  5. Lacey Nalla says:

    My most heartfelt condolences to the entire family of Rifat. Such a beautiful and special person; I am blessed to have known him. Love and peace to all of you during this difficult time.

  6. Gayle Frommelt says:

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to Kim and the entire family. May you find comfort is knowing Rif is resting peacefully. Love to all,
    Gayle Frommelt

  7. Martha Frommelt says:

    Dear Kim and Family, We loved Rif’s enthusiasm and spirit. And we enjoyed his many stories. He loved you so. We send our love,

    Martha, David and Family and
    Great Aunt Barb

  8. Carol Frommelt says:

    Dear Kim & family,
    Rif’s face would light up with his love for you, Amira and his cherished grand daughter.
    May his love give you strength to move forward.
    Carol & family

  9. Connie Ciesielski says:

    sending our love and condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
    love Connie & family

  10. Stephanie Stanton says:

    My love to yours. I met Rif volunteering. What a wonderful human being, he was so very kind. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

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