|2/27/2013 9:39:00 AM|
Edward Kliewer, 92, of Windom, formerly of Mt. Lake, died Feb. 22, 2013, at his home in Windom.
Services were Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Lake with Pastor Peter Kufahl officiating.
Special music was provided by Misty Karaschnik, organist.
Honorary bearers were Lyman Holmes, Wayne Kliewer, Eldon Smith, Bobby Smith, Don White, Gehrhard Quiring, Sean O'Neil, Bryan O'Neil and Scott Nesmoe.
Casket bearers were Kevin Karschnik, Kent Karschnik, Dean Karschnik, Russell Karschnik, Terry Karschnik and Jason Quiring.
Interment with military honors provided by Mt. Lake American Legion Post 389 was at Mt. Lake City Cemetery.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Edward Kliewer was born Aug. 23, 1920, to Peter and Tina (Unruh) Kliewer on a farm near Delft. He was baptized and confirmed in 1954 in Mt. Lake.
Edward received his education from Mt. Lake Public Schools, graduating in 1938.
After high school, Edward worked in a machine shop in Milwaukee, Wis., before serving in the U.S. Navy (Pacific) from 1942 until he was honorably discharged in 1946.
He went back to work in Milwaukee, then returned to Mt. Lake.
In 1951, Edward married Edna Karschnik at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Lake. They lived in Mt. Lake where Edward owned Kliewer Electric until 1978.
In 1992, they moved to Windom where they have lived for more than 20 years.
A member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Lake, Edward served as an elder, choir member and served on the elevator, vicar and building committees. He also was a member of the NFIB and a lifetime member of the American Legion.
Edward enjoyed woodworking and radio controlled airplanes. He also enjoyed trucks and riding motorcycle. Edward and Edna also traveled to many places and spent 19 winters in Arizona.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: Art, David and Arnold Kliewer; and two sisters, Viola Holmes and Annabelle Kliewer Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Edna Kliewer of Windom; a son, Greg Kliewer and girlfriend Andrea Renken of Worthington; a daughter, Kay (Vern) Stevens of Melba, Idaho; and a sister, Winnifred Quiring of Mt. Lake.