Dennis Andrew Kieser, age 58, of Montrose, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at his home.
He was born March 27, 1950, in Cokato, the son of Clemens and Delores Habisch Kieser. Dennis was baptized and received his first communion at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.
He was employed at Washington Scientific for approximately 15 years, working the third shift as a janitor.
Dennis was united in marriage to Janet Kuschel Sept. 10, 1993. They made their home in Buffalo, and then Howard Lake the last couple of years they were together.
After Janet journeyed to the Spirit World Feb. 11, 2003, Dennis moved in with his mom and took very good care of her while she was at home. When she transitioned to Elim Homes, he would visit her on a regular basis.
Dennis was also very close to his nephews, Cory and Curt, and they spent a lot of time together. He often talked about his good friend, Dave McManus, whom he also enjoyed spending time with.
Dennis enjoyed caring for the car that he inherited from his late father. It was very special to him, and he enjoyed keeping it clean, and fixing it up.
Other favorite pastimes included shooting pool, playing cards, horror movies, and watching sporting events on TV. He was a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings.
Dennis loved being outdoors, going for walks or doing yard work. He was a carefree and simple guy, and enjoyed his life to the fullest. He will be missed for his happy-go-lucky attitude.
Dennis was blessed with a daughter, Angie; and grandchildren Nathan, Connor, and Brandon, who survive him. He is also survived by his mother, Delores Kieser of Watertown; sisters Jeanette (Jim) Lachermeier of St. Cloud, Renee (James) Lauzer of Howard Lake, and Anna Wahl of Montrose; six nieces and nephews; and three aunts and an uncle.
In addition to his wife, Janet, Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Clemens Kieser, July 3, 1998.
The funeral service took place Friday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel Buffalo, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Father David Hennen officiated, and Rolf Mohwinkel was the soloist. Interment was at First Presbyterian Cemetery in Flandreau, S.D.
The Peterson Chapel Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com