Edward Kliewer
August 23, 1920 - February 22, 2013
Biography

Edward Kliewer was born on August 23, 1920, on a farm near Delft, Minnesota to Peter and Tina (Unruh) Kliewer. He was baptized and confirmed on January 31, 1954 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. He received his education from Mountain Lake Public School where he graduated with the Class of 1938. After high school, Edward worked in a machine shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before serving in the United States Navy (Pacific) from 1942 until he was honorably discharged in 1946. Once he returned he went back to work in Milwaukee and then returned to Mountain Lake.

On June 12, 1951, Edward was united in marriage to Edna Karschnik at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mountain Lake. This marriage was blessed with two children, Greg and Kay. After their marriage, Edward and Edna lived in Mountain Lake where Edward owned Kliewer Electric until 1978. In 1992, they moved to Windom where they have lived for over twenty years. Edward's health began to decline recently and he passed away on Friday evening, February 22, 2013 at his home with his family by his side at the age of 92.

Edward was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mountain Lake where he was an elder, choir member, and served on the elevator, vicar and building committees. He was also a member of the NFIB and a lifetime member of the American Legion. Edward had many enjoyments in life including woodworking, operating radio controlled airplanes and boats and riding motorcycle. Edward and Edna enjoyed traveling and spent winters in Arizona for nineteen years.

He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Edna Kliewer of Windom; one son, Greg Kliewer and his girlfriend, Andrea Renken, of Worthington; one daughter, Kay Stevens and her husband, Vern, of Coeur d'Alene, ID; one sister, Winnifred Quiring of Mountain Lake; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Art, David, and Arnold Kliewer; and two sisters, Viola Kliewer Holmes and Annabelle Kliewer Smith.

Blessed be the memory of Edward Kliewer.
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Date & Time

Mon, February 25, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Location

LaCanne Family Funeral Home - Windom
2280 6th Avenue
Windom, MN 56101


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Date & Time

Tue, February 26, 2013
11:00 AM


Location

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1418 2nd Ave.
Mountain Lake, MN 56159


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Linda Ortmann
Feb 26, 2013

Dear Edna and family,Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers today, and in the days ahead! You have been such a dedicated and dear wife to Ed,and now he is in the hands of Jesus,and no more suffering:) Janel wrot... more

Feb 26, 2013
Dear Edna and family,Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers today, and in the days ahead! You have been such a dedicated and dear wife to Ed,and now he is in the hands of Jesus,and no more suffering:) Janel wrote it so beautifully,and I pray the wonderful memories of your life with Ed and your faith in our Savior will comfort you. Love and Prayers, Dan and Linda Ortmann

Linda Ortmann
Nancy Witthaus
Feb 25, 2013

I was a girl of 11 when I first met Uncle Ed. He visited my family when we were living in Chicago. It was during the War and he was in the Navy stationed at Navy Pier there. He was so handsome in his uniform and I was... more

Feb 25, 2013
I was a girl of 11 when I first met Uncle Ed. He visited my family when we were living in Chicago. It was during the War and he was in the Navy stationed at Navy Pier there. He was so handsome in his uniform and I was so proud of him, I introduced him to all my young friends. I don't think I left his side during his entire visit and he kindly put up with me. We always enjoyed his visits when he was in town. We are filled with sorrow at his passing.

Nancy Witthaus
Pete Byam
Feb 24, 2013

Dear Friends, I still remember the first time I met Ed. It was at the Delft Elevator where he was repairing part of the electrical system. Ed was a man that always make you feel good after you had a visit. It doesn't ... more

Feb 24, 2013
Dear Friends, I still remember the first time I met Ed. It was at the Delft Elevator where he was repairing part of the electrical system. Ed was a man that always make you feel good after you had a visit. It doesn't seem that it was 20 years ago I visited with him at the Ironwood RV Park in Apache Junction. Ed is one of the finest men I have had to opportunity to know. You have my sympathy on your loss.

Pete Byam
Sandy Langland
Feb 24, 2013

Shirley and I enjoyed these months helping Ed & Edna in their home, they were always gracious & appreciative of anything we could do to help, Ed was a gentle man, Edna, Greg & Kay were his greatist joy, his love of God b... more

Feb 24, 2013
Shirley and I enjoyed these months helping Ed & Edna in their home, they were always gracious & appreciative of anything we could do to help, Ed was a gentle man, Edna, Greg & Kay were his greatist joy, his love of God brought comfort to them all. Sandy Langland & Shirley Schonenberger

Sandy Langland
Jeff and Shelley Lange
Feb 24, 2013

Edna you are in our thoughts a prayers at this time. I miss our talk when I visited my dad and mowed your lawn and cleaned your driveway. You and Ed have a special place in my heart.

Janel Eichstadt
Feb 24, 2013

Edna and family. I send my deepest sympathy to you on the sunsetting of Ed's life here on Earth. Edna, you married the man of your heart and have had a wonderful life together. May you find peace with the precious mem... more

Feb 24, 2013
Edna and family. I send my deepest sympathy to you on the sunsetting of Ed's life here on Earth. Edna, you married the man of your heart and have had a wonderful life together. May you find peace with the precious memories you can keep with you forever. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you my dearest lady!

Janel Eichstadt
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