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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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
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
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
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
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.
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