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Christopher Niesen, 51

Christopher “Chris” David Niesen, age 51, of rural Silver Lake, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021.

He was born Feb. 14, 1970, in Waconia, to James and Marjorie (Sundin) Niesen.

Christopher Niesen and Joan Fasching were joined in holy marriage Sept. 14, 1991, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Chris graduated from Watertown Mayer High School in 1988. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Chris loved his family above all else and was a proud supporter in his children’s lives. He cherished his time at home enjoying the simple things – sitting on the porch having coffee, watching the birds, having bonfires, and talking about life’s wins and challenges.

Throughout the years, his children enjoyed him coaching their sports teams and being in the stands for every competition.

Chris was generous with his time, resources, and love to everyone he knew. No time spent with him went without a laugh, and everyone was welcomed into the home as family.

He lived life to the fullest, working and playing hard. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, and tinkering in his shop.

Chris is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Joan Niesen; children, Ali Niesen and fiancé Eric Holmay, Jack Niesen, and Owen Niesen; siblings, Gary (Sue), Mike (Barb), Nick (Kellie), Eric (Jill), Kathy (Dan); in-laws, Jim and Shirley Fasching, Gail (Tim) Mueller, Lori (Bruce) Dahl, Sue (Joe) Stevens, Karla (Tony) Powell; furry friends, Mac and Rex; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Guy Niesen; and two infant siblings, David and Mary.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial for Chris Niesen took place Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Matthew Wiering was the Celebrant.

A visitation took place Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church. A prayer service took place at 7:30 p.m. Further visitation took place Thursday, Nov. 11, one hour prior to Mass. A private burial will occur at a future time.

Arrangements are by the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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