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Cecil Kienast

Cecil Lyle Kienast

September 22nd, 2019
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Obituary

Cecil Kienast, 81, of Watertown, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Richard Fox as celebrant. Helen Gollnick will be the organist with the church funeral choir.

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Austin Kienast, Matthew Ireland, Mike Endres, Doug Maag,Andrew Oeltjenbruns and Terry Kannas.

Cecil Lyle Kienast was born January 10, 1938 to Raymond and Mildred (Mitchell) Kienast at Estelline, South Dakota and attended country school at Hidewood District #41. Cecil moved to Watertown in 1953. After serving with the United States Army he worked for Bernie’s Auto Sales in Watertown, Burton’s Chevrolet in Hayti, East Park and Plaza Theatres in Watertown and then was employed at Sharp’s Chevrolet for 32 years.

Cecil married Barbara Endres on May 30, 1964 at Immaculate Conception Church in Watertown.

After retiring from Sharp’s, Cecil enjoyed his farming time with Leo Kannas; as well as, helping anyone needing something fixed. Cecil was more than happy to be of service!

Cecil was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. He served as loan officer for the Sioux Valley Co-op Federal Credit Union for many years.

Cecil is survived by his wife, Barbara; his two sons, Mark Kienast and Troy (Lisa) Kienast; his daughter, Donna (Rob) Ireland all of Watertown, SD; four grandchildren, Lance Kienast of Sioux Falls, SD, Austin Kienast, Matthew Ireland and Amanda Ireland all of Watertown, SD; two sisters, Wanda (Rodney) Peterson of Sioux City, IA and Bonnie (Hai) Nguyen of Watertown, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant sister, Donna.


Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel, www.wightandcomes.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday September 25th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday September 25th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    Address
    110 3rd St SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Service

    Thursday September 26th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Thursday September 26th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    Address
    110 3rd St SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Richard Fox
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Reception

    Location
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    Address
    110 3rd St SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Lunch will be served before interment.

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The Braaten's Brian, Kay and Jordan

Posted at 07:17pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Donna and Maynard Petersen

Posted at 02:54pm
We will always remember Cecil as a devoted family man and husband. His kindness and smile were contagious. Cherish your memories, Barb and family. I am sure you have many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Donna and Maynard
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