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October 24, 2012 – Thursday, October 25, 2012

Service Information
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church-Winsted
Monday, October 29, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Sunday, October 28, 2012
4-8 P.M.

Arleen Sarah Kieser, age 85, of Winsted passed away on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

She was born on October 24, 1927 in rural New Germany the daughter of Henry & Lillie Pawelk Lohrke.

Arleen attended Carver County School District # 74 through the eighth grade graduating on June 12, 1942.

On August 8th, 1946, Arleen S. Lohrke and Walter F. “Wally” Kieser were joined in holy marriage in New Germany. God blessed their marriage with four sons.

Arleen was formerly employed at Green Giant doing seasonal work, St. Mary’s Hospital in Winsted in the laundry department and also did day work cleaning houses.

She was a faithful, longtime member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted and also belonged to L.W.M.L.

Arleen was also belonged to the Auxiliaries of The Lake Mary V.F.W. and Winsted American Legion.

Arleen enjoyed her flower gardens and was fond of Sunday night bingo and going to garage sales.

Survived by loving sons: Harlan D. Kieser, Darryl W. Kieser ( fiancé Sherry Paschke) and Todd A. Kieser all of Winsted; a brother: Donald Lohrke of Winsted; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by her husband: Walter F. “Wally” Kieser in 1986, a son: Kevin Kieser in 2006 and by her parents.

Funeral service for Arleen Kieser will be held on Monday, October 29th at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. Pastor Mark Loder will officiate. Interment will follow at The Winsted Public Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 4-8 P.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Monday morning at the church one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be John Farber, Neil Hecksel, Willie Roufs, Jerome Roufs, Rick Menden and Marlow Zellmann.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

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  1. Catherine Libor Huse

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Hugs and prayers to your family.


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