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On Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., John Kiesel, 88, passed away suddenly.

John was born May 10, 1931 in Grigaschiscuken, Lithuania to the late Gustof and Anna Kiesel.

John grew up during the war, moved to Germany where he resided in Eckernforde until he immigrated to Canada in 1953.

Several years later, he moved to Delhi, Ont. where he met and married Doreen Stevens. Together they had a daughter, Sherri. Later they relocated to the Rainy River District where he resided until his passing.

John and Doreen enjoyed many years of travelling, old-time dancing, including square dancing, getting together with friends to play cards.

After Doreen's passing, John was able to enjoy all of these activities with his dear friend, Judy Kozachenko.

John was predeceased by his parents, and wife, Doreen; sisters, Olga, Marie and Lydia; and brothers, Henry and Albert.

John will be lovingly remembered by Judy; and his daughter, Sherri (Alois) Putzer of Fort Frances. John will also be remembered by his special ladies, Heidi and Michaela, who brought him endless pride and joy.

John is survived by his sister, Elli, and family in Germany.

As per John's wishes, a private interment will take place in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.

If desired, donations can be made to the charity of your choice, c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo Ontario, P0W 1E0.