Jennie Kiel

Jennie Kiel

Jennie Kiel, age 88, of Milaca, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at the Milaca Elim Home.
Jennie Kiel was born Oct. 28, 1925 to Louis and Johanna (Mulder) Vanden Einde in Mille Lacs County. Jennie, along with her twin brother Herman, and six other siblings, grew up near Pease. She attended Christian school through eighth grade.
She married Henry Kiel on Feb. 9, 1945 at the Christian Reformed Church in Pease. They had one daughter, Clareen.
Jennie worked side by side with Hank as they farmed during the early years of marriage in Milo Township. Jennie and Hank moved to Pease and later to Princeton, where Jennie worked for Fingerhut, Droogsma Locker, and many night shifts as a PCA in the Princeton and Milaca Elim Homes.
In 1977, they moved to Conrad, Mont. where they met many wonderful friends and had lasting relationships. In 1983, they moved back to Pease to be closer to their granddaughters.
Jennie was a life-long member of the Christian Reformed Church and active in ladies aide and mission society. Jennie enjoyed crocheting, entertaining, playing cards, and especially watching all of her granddaughters softball games. Hank and Jennie made many fifth wheel trips to warmer climates for 16 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Clareen (Scott) Metcalf of Eagan; granddaughters Alyssa (Brian) Wiczek of Saint Louis Park and Megan (Kyle) Fritze of Burnsville; great grandson Henry Fritze; sisters-in-law Violet Rens and Hermina Kiel; brother-in-law Laurence Kiel, all of Milaca; also many wonderful nieces, nephews, and friends.
Jennie was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Henry, her parents, brothers, Charlie, Lambert, Drys, Clarence, and twin brother, Herman; sisters, Sadie Hanenburg and Grace Nelson.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 25 at the Christian Reformed Church in Pease with Rev. Michael Ten Haken and Rev. Tom Sahlstrom officiating. Interment will be held at the Pease Cemetery. Serving as casketbearers were Mark Vanden Einde, Dallas Vanden Einde, Robert Vanden Einde, Tom Kiel, Dennis Kiel, and Harvey Schreur.

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