Harold W. Kieck
Harold W. Kieck died on Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, in Tuscon, Ariz., where he and his wife spent their winters. He was 85.Harold was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Oconomowoc, Wis., to Herman and Hulda (Rohloff) Kieck. He attended grade school at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Oconomowoc, and high school and junior college at Concordia College in Milwaukee. In 1940, he entered Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., and graduated in 1945. Harold spent his vicarage year (1943-44) at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce, Neb., under the Rev. M.F. Scheips, where he met Marcy Breyer. Harold and Marcy were married on Jan. 28, 1945.Their first congregation was at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Wilson, Texas, where they stayed for three years. They went to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wakefield, Neb., for nine years. In August of 1956 they moved to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Carroll, Iowa. And in January of 1970, they moved to Glenwood Springs and Holy Cross Lutheran Church. After 40 years in the ministry, Harold retired in Glenwood Springs in 1985.Harold is survived by his wife of 61 years; children Kathryn (Gary) Witt, of Livonia, Mich.; Kenneth (Sherri) Kieck, and Marion Kieck, both of Glenwood Springs; grandchildren Karla (Jim) Schettenhelm; Krista (Steve) Vines, of Livonia, Mich., and Kyle and Kristopher Kieck, of Glenwood Springs; great-grandchildren Nolan, Emily, Kayline and Kyler, all of Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by brother, Marvin; in-laws Paul and Mary Breyer and sister-in-law Norma Prince.A memorial service will be held at a later date in Glenwood Springs.
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