Edmund Ewald Kietzer Jr.
Birth date: May 5, 1923
Death date: July 25, 2012
Edmund Ewald Kietzer Jr.,
Age 89, of Lily Lake, WI, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Aurora Burlington Hospital. Ed was born on May 5, 1923 in Chicago, IL, to the late Minnie (nee Mueller) and Dr. Edmund Kietzer. He was Baptized on July 15th by A.D. Wangerin, Pastor of Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago and Confirmed at Tabor on March 21, 1937. Ed graduated from Tabor Lutheran School in 1937 and Roosevelt High School in Chicago in 1941. He went on to graduate from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree on June 18, 1948, and was a member of the Kappa Psi Fraternity. Ed worked for 30 years at Keeler Pharmacy in Chicago. He proudly served in the United States Army with the 138th Engineers during WWII, European Theatre Operations.
Ed was united in marriage with Lucille “Lulu” Michaels Magliano on May 21, 1967, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, IL, by Pastor Norbert Meyer. Following marriage they lived in Elmhurst, IL, before moving to Lily Lake in 1979. Ed was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Burlington, WI, serving the Lord as an Elder for many years. He was also a Chairman for the Board of Stewardship and was a former member of the American Legion #806.
He is survived by his wife, Lulu, sister, Elaine Kietzer, lifelong friend, Marvin “Bud” Graber, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mildred, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials have been suggested to Our Savior’s Good Sam Fund or to Bethesda Lutheran Communities, 600 Hoffmann Drive, Watertown, WI 53094.
Relatives and friends may visit with the family at the CHURCH on Sunday, from 1:30 PM until 3:45 PM.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 29, at 4:00 PM at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 417 S. Kane Street, Burlington with Rev. Robert Bolling officiating.
Burial will take place at the So. Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:00 Noon.