Hartwin Kietzer

Hartwin Henry Kietzer

1930 - 2022

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Obituary of Hartwin Henry Kietzer

Hartwin Kietzer, age 91, of Truman, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Good Samaritan Society Pleasant View in St. James.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30AM, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Willow Creek.  Burial will follow at the St. John’s Lutheran Willow Creek Cemetery-North with military honors provided by the Lewisville American Legion Honor Guard.

 

Visitation will be Monday at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James from 4-7pm and at the church on Tuesday one hour before services.

 

 

 

Hartwin Henry Kietzer was born December 15, 1930, to Esther and Leo Kietzer of Vernon Center. He attended Willow Creek Elementary and graduated from Amboy High School. He lived on the family farm and served in the Army during the Korean War. In 1967 he and his wife Iona, along with their 3 daughters moved to Truman where they farmed for over 50 years. 

 

Hartwin and Iona spent several winters in Arizona enjoying the sunshine and making new friends. They also enjoyed summers fishing in Canada for over 20 years. Many family members made this trip with them. 

 

Hartwin enjoyed woodworking and built many custom pieces for family members as well as over 100 bean bag games who are still enjoyed by many family friends. He was a perfectionist so definitely a "measure twice, cut once" kind of guy. He was a storyteller, proud of his family and the farm they built. 

 

He is survived by his 3 daughters: Susan Hunstad (Pat McClelland) of St. James, Sandy (Neil) Kettner of Lewisville, Mary (Gregg) Backstrom of Maple Grove, 7 grandchildren: Melissa (David) Etter, Preston (Laura) Roloff, Tyler (Chelsea) Hunstad, Tyler Kettner (Kelsey Borntrager), Levi (Amber) Kettner, Stacy (Jacob) Denman, Megan (Aaron) Simons, 13 great-grandchildren, a brother: Delphin Kietzer of Vernon Center, 3 sisters-in-law: Betty Kietzer of Menomonie, WI, Irene Engerud of Scottsdale, AZ, and Laura Greiner of Fairmont. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, in-laws, 2 brothers, a son-in-law, grandson, and others.

 

 

 

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Monday
18
July

Visitation 1

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, July 18, 2022
Sturm Funeral Home, St. James Chapel
906 - 10th Ave. S.
St. James, Minnesota, United States
Tuesday
19
July

Visitation 2

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
St. John's Lutheran Church Willow Creek
13148 499th Ave
Vernon Center, Minnesota, United States
Tuesday
19
July

Service Information

10:30 am
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
St. John's Lutheran Church Willow Creek
13148 499th Ave
Vernon Center, Minnesota, United States

Burial

Willow Creek Cemetery-North
1 mile north of church
Vernon Center, Minnesota, United States