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ADOLF EDWIN KIESMAN (published on October 14, 2009)

ADOLF EDWIN KIESMAN Peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2009 with family by his side, Adolf (Ed) Kiesman, dearly beloved husband of Mary, entered eternal rest with his Lord at the age of 85. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 63 years Mary (Kehler); his daughters, Brenda and husband Ray Drewlo, Karen and fiancé David Lynn' Simcox; his son Leonard and wife Joanne (Thorlacius); grandchildren, Kevin Drewlo and wife Sally (Wild), Rhonda and husband Mike MacDonald, Donell and husband Alex Bear, Tamsyn Kiesman, Dayna Kiesman, and Devin Kiesman; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Jonna, Reid, Jackson, and Landen; brothers, Raymond and wife Terry, Ernest, Leo and wife Rose, Ted and wife Barbara; sisters-in-law, Nina, Tillie and Lydia; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his daughter Myrna, his parents August and Bertha Kiesman, his great-grandson Tayson and his brothers George, Elmer and Fred. Ed was born on April 15, 1924 in Moosehorn. He grew up on the farm and as a teenager he helped his father cut and haul cord wood from the Birch Lake area. He continued to help on the farm until he went into the army in 1943. When he returned he worked for Bird Construction in Winnipeg for two years. While in Winnipeg he met Mary Kehler and they were married in September of 1946. In 1948 they moved to their farm in Spearhill. Ed worked at the lime plant in Spearhill / Faulkner while farming. He retired from the plant in 1987. Ed continued to help on the farm until he went to the hospital for surgery. Dad worked so hard and saved so long for what we have today and would anytime sacrifice his chance to rest or play. He always saw his family have the things he did without. He gave so much, unselfishly, for that is what love is about. He sought no honours, nor rewards, for all that he had done, except to raise a family, a very grateful one. Though we cannot evaluate our Dad, his love, his worth, to us he will always be just Dad the greatest guy on earth. Rest in peace, dear husband, Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa. God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be. He wrapped you in his loving arms, And whispered, Come to Me. You suffered much in silence. Your spirit did not bend You faced your pain with courage, Until the very end. You tried so hard to stay with us, Your fight was all in vain. God took you in his loving arms, And freed you from your pain. You didn't deserve what you went through, And so He gave you a rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church in Moosehorn, MB with Pastor Gary Russell officiating. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed's memory to the Peace Lutheran Church, PO Box 68, Moosehorn, MB R0C 2E0. Arrangements by: ARNASON FUNERAL HOME Ashern Lundar 1-204-768-2072 1-866-323-3593

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