|10/20/2015 12:51:00 PM|
Marie K. Kienbaum
Marie K. Kienbaum, 94,of Kiel, died Tuesday morning Oct. 20, 2015, at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Kiel were she had been a resident for the past year and a half.
She was born May 31, 1921, in Kiel daughter of the late Rudolph and Elsie (Kautzer) Wendling.
Marie married Henry Balde Jr. on Oct. 1, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1945.
On July 19, 1947, she was united in marriage to Arno Kienbaum in Winneconne.
Marie was employed for many years with Lake to Lake until her retirement in 1978.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kiel.
Marie enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren.
She also enjoyed painting ceramics, crocheting dishcloths, was an avid gardener, enjoyed her houseplants and was a huge Brewer fan.
Marie and Arno enjoyed traveling on bus trips around the country and Canada as well as camping together.
Survivors include her two daughters, Dorothy (Daniel) Klemme, Ruth (Robert) Arnold; two sons, David (Donna) Kienbaum, Daniel (Barbara) Kienbaum, all of Kiel. Marie is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother, Delores (Tony) Kauth, Elsie Arnold, Sylvia Anhalt, Barbara Schwind, Diane (Tom) Twohig, Nancy (Bob) Wier, Rudolph Wendling; sisters-in-law, Janet Wendling and Charlotte Dedering. Marie is further survived by many family members on the Kienbaum side along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Marie was preceded in death by brothers, Glenroy (Elaine) and Jerome Wendling; sisters, Jeanette (Jack) Graf, Georgiana (Leroy) Breit; her step father Elmer Dedering; step brother Bob Dedering; step sister Lois Dedering; brothers-in-law, Alfred "Speed" Anhalt, John Schwind; and sister-in-law Barbara Wendling.
Funeral services for Marie will be held on Friday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 387 Cemetery Road, Kiel, with the Rev. David Laabs officiating. Entombment will take place at Knollwood Mausoleum, Manitowoc. Family and friends may call at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of services.
Marie's family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Oak Creek Assisted Living, especially Roxanne, Misty, Amy and Tracy for all the care given to Marie. They would also like to thank the Kiel Ambulance Service, Calumet Medical Center and Heartland Hospice for all there help and compassion.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home Kiel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.meiselwitzfh.com.