June 2, 1935 – Thursday, August 17, 2017
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN
Monday, August 21, 2017
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Leonard Frank Kieser, age 82, of rural Winsted, MN passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
He was born on June 2, 1935 in Winsted, MN the son of Martin and Catherine (Helmbrecht) Kieser.
On August 24, 1957 Leonard F. Kieser and Margaret V. Salmela were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. God blessed their marriage with four children.
Leonard engaged in dairy farming west of Winsted for many years.
He was a life-long, faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted and was a longtime church usher. Leonard also was a past Winsted Township Supervisor and past board member of the Winsted Farmer’s Coop Creamery. He belonged to the Winsted Sportsmen’s Club. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, playing cards, custom butchering, walking, mushroom hunting, casinos, smoking fish, traveling, golfing and playing softball. Leonard especially loved being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren!
Survived by loving wife Margaret V. “Muggs” Kieser; daughters Pam Gund of Brownsville, TX, Patty (Doug) Birkholz of Lester Prairie, Karen (Dean) Mikolichek of Silver Lake and a son Tom Kieser of Waverly; grandson Andy (Cheryl) Birkholz of Lester Prairie and granddaughter Amy (Robert) Parpart of Silver Lake; great-grandsons Aiden and Ethen Parpart; further survived by brothers George Kieser, Joe (Janice) Kieser, Donald (Mary Anne) Kieser and Jerry (Debbie) Kieser; sister-in-law Verna Quale; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; three sisters Mary Entinger, Dorothy Entinger and Martha Rohling; a brother Alfred Kieser; sisters-in-law Margaret Kieser and Helen Kieser; brothers-in-law Bill Rohling, Bud Entinger, Fred “Fritz” Entinger, Clifford Salmela, Jimmy Salmela and Clarence Salmela; son-in-law Jim Gund; mother-in-law and father-in-law Fannie and Richard Salmela.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Leonard Kieser will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Paul Schumacher will be the Celebrant. A visitation will be held Sunday, August 20th from 4-8 PM at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Prayer service will be held at 7:30 PM. Further visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 21st from 9-10 AM. Inurnment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Special music will be provided by Joe and Janice Kieser. Organist will be Alice Nowak. Reader for the Mass will be Tony Kielkucki.
Urn bearers will be Don Kieser and Jerry Kieser. Honorary bearers will be Andy Birkholz and Amy Parpart.
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN served the family.