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Reuben Andrew Kieser

Reuben Andrew Kieser, age 79, of rural Howard Lake, died Thursday evening, June 10, 2004 at The Elim Home of Watertown.

He was born Dec. 20, 1924, in Hollywood Township, Carver County, the son of Peter M. and Louise Quast Kieser.

Reuben honorably served his country in the United States Army as a paratrooper during the Korean War.

Reuben and Pearl Bohmer were joined in holy marriage June 25, 1955, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with six children.

As a young man, Reuben worked at Millerbernd Manufacturing in Winsted. He later engaged in dairy farming for many years in Victor Township, Wright County.

A member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, American Legion Post 407 and the Catholic Order of Foresters Holy Trinity Court 1054, Reuben also belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council 8253 and was a past Grand Knight.

He is survived by his loving wife, Pearl Kieser; children: Phyllis M. (Bradford) Christensen of Silver Lake, Darrell J. Kieser of Carver, Mark A. (Pamela) Kieser of Howard Lake, Daniel T. (Susan) Kieser of Silver Lake, Mary Ann Albert of Crystal, and Jason A. (Kim) Kieser of Howard Lake; and grandchildren: Christian “Christy” Christensen, Cristin Kieser, Rachel Kieser, Zachary Kieser, Megan Kieser, Kelsey Kieser, Jacob Kieser, Joshua (Jodi) Kieser, Crystal (Brian) Czech, Caitlyn Albert, Samuel Albert, Sabrina Kieser and Andrew Kieser.

Reuben is further survived by a sister, Corrina Hagen of Winsted; a half-sister, Margaret Handeland of Arizona; brothers-in-law Isadore Helmbrecht and Leo Mallak; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Louise Kieser; an infant grandchild, Bradford Christensen Jr.; brothers Alfred and Jerome Kieser; and sisters Irene Helmbrecht and Marietta Mallak.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday June 14, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. The Rev. Paul L. Wolf was the celebrant, and interment followed with military honors at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Friends called Sunday June 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Legion service took place at 6:45 p.m., and a combined Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Forester Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Further visitation followed Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home.

Gary Mallak, Duane Mallak, Roy Hagen, Eugene Helmbrecht, Bob Smith and Roger Wersal served as casket bearers.

The Chilson Funeral Home served the family.

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