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Donald D. Kiser

April 11, 1933 September 9, 2020
Donald D. Kiser
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Obituary for Donald D. Kiser

Donald D. Kiser, 87, of Grand Island, NE passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his home. 

Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ray Stone officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with family present from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Burial will take place at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island, NE following the service. 

Mr. Kiser was born April 11, 1933 in St. Paul, NE to John and Rose Kiser. He married Velma J. Funkhouser, September 19, 1952.

Mr. Kiser was a Metal Lath Worker and supervisor for over 40 years. Don helped build the First United Methodist Church on Capitol Ave from the ground up. He also restored the train and many roofs at the Stuhr Museum.  He built the Copper Bell at Grandma Max’s on I-80 and HWY 281 and cut all the metal for 18 horse barns at Fonner Park. He supplied water to people after the 1980 tornadoes from his Windmill. 

Don has worked on many business’s roofs and churches all over Nebraska and more states.  He never worried about falling off the steep roofs! He has had many people, even out of our state stop to see his metal art at his home acreage west of Grand Island. 

Don would lend a hand to anyone who needed help and always had a good sense of humor. He was a member in the Eagles Club and Eagle Campers. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church and Saddle Club. Don loved dancing, he also restored antique cars and tractors. 

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Karolynn and Mark Larson of Denver, CO, Kathryn and Daniel Reimers of Cairo, NE, Laura and Timothy Herbert of Holdrege, NE, Janet Ostergard of Grand Island, NE; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Tina Kiser of Alda, NE; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Marie Mueller of Littleton, CO; brothers, Raymond (Carol) Kiser of Lincoln, NE and Larry (Susan) Kiser of St. Paul, NE; sister-in-law, Jessie Kiser of Dannebrog, NE and special friend, Phyllis Rathman.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Velma Kiser; sister, Lorraine (Clarence) Brabander of St. Libory, NE; brother, David Kiser of Dannebrog, NE; brother-in-law, Albert (Swede) Mueller and niece, Jennifer Kiser. 

Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be directed to www.livson.com. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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Visitation

Tuesday

15

Sep

4:00 PM 9/15/2020 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/15/2020 8:00:00 PM
Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel

601 North Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel
601 North Webb Road Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

Service

Wednesday

16

Sep

10:00 AM 9/16/2020 10:00:00 AM
Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel

601 North Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel
601 North Webb Road Grand Island 68803 NE
United States
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