Clemens J. Kieser

Clemens J. Kieser, age 78 of Montrose, died Friday evening, July 3, 1998 at the V.A. Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Clemens was born in Winsted, Minn. on May 1, 1920, the son of Andrew and Susan Hoffman Kieser. As a young man, he attended Holy Trinity School in Winsted.

He honorably served in the United States Army during World War II.

On Oct. 16, 1948, Clemens Kieser was joined in holy marriage to Delores Habisch at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with five children: Jeanette, Dennis, Shirley, Renee, and Anna.

Clemens was employed for 35 years by the Great Northern Burlington Railroad, retiring in 1982.

He was a faithful member of the Church of St. Mary in Waverly and belonged to V.F.W. Post 1901 in Montrose. Clemens also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife Delores; his children, Jeanette (Jim) Lachermeier of Melrose, Dennis (Jan) Kieser of Buffalo, Shirley (Monte) Weiland of Delano, Renee (James) Lauzer of Howard Lake, and Anna Wahl of Montrose.

He is further survived by 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a brother Art (Florence) Kieser of Minneapolis; a sister Rosemary Lamont of Plymouth; his mother-in-law Rose Habisch of Delano; sisters-in law, brothers-in-law, and many other relatives and friends.

Clemens was preceded in death by a grandson Chad, four brothers, and three sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Clemens on Tuesday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary, Waverly. The Rev. Frank J. Wampach was the celebrant for the Mass. Interment with military rites followed at the church cemetery.

Friends called at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo on Monday, July 6 from 4-8 p.m. A prayer service was held at the chapel Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Casket bearers were Harlan, Darryl, and Todd Kieser, Craig Maas, Jeremy Gabrelcik, and Jim Kieser.

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