Dorothea M. Kiehl, 81, of rural Malta Bend died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall, with Rev. John H. Kiehl officiating, and burial in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Alma. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Uriah Kiehl, Kurtis Gregory, Dan Keller, John Washington IV, Jordan Caldwell, Steve Hanske, Rick Kiehl and Greg Tieman. Honorary pallbearers will be Keturah Kiehl, Ann Moss, Stephanie Keller, Christy Moss, Angela Schear, Elizabeth Caldwell, Ambrosia Washington, Grace Moss, Joanna Schear and Kimberly Kiehl. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to one of the following: Hubert V. Kiehl Scholarship Fund at St. Paul Lutheran High School, Otto Kiehl Endowment Fund at Concordia Seminary, Gideon's International, or The Lutheran Hour. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born May 8, 1929, in Kansas City, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Hanske and Emma Martha Fischer Hanske. On Dec. 10, 1949, she married Hubert Victor Kiehl, who survives of the home. She was raised in the Kansas City area and was a graduate of Central High School. She worked as a secretary for Atlantic Commission Company. She was a current member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall. Previously she had been a long-time member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mt. Leonard where she served as church organist, Sunday school teacher and Vacation Bible School teacher. She was a Community 4-H Leader, Missouri Extension Club member for more than 50 years, served on the state cabinet of The Gideon International Auxiliary and was an active participant of its Saline County Jail Ministry, as well as serving on the board of the Salt Fork Pachyderm Club.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Victoria Christine Schear of Peculiar, Mary Elizabeth Moss of rural Malta Bend and W. Ruth Gregory of Blackburn; one son, John Hubert Kiehl of Stover; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ted R. Hanske of St. Louis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother, all in infancy.