PAXTON – Edgar K. Kietzman, 94, of Paxton passed away at 4:10 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 20, 2013) at his home.
His funeral service will be at noon Friday, Jan. 25, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton, with the Rev. Jeffray Greene officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton, with military rites conducted by Paxton American Legion Post 150.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.
Ed was born on Nov. 19, 1918, on a farm near Melvin, a son of Gustav and Minnie Preising Kietzman. He married Dorothy Boog on April 23, 1949, in Gibson City. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2008. They lived all of their married life in Paxton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Emil; and three sisters, Irene Dale, Iona Hitter and Marjorie Polit.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Germany with the 2nd Armored Division.
He was a lifetime member of the Lakeview Country Club, Loda, and was an avid golfer. He worked as a car mechanic in Melvin until his stint in the Army. He worked at the Rasmussen Car Shop as a mechanic and began his employment at Eastern Illinois Electric Cooperative and retired from there after 30 years.
Ed was a gifted musician and enjoyed playing the guitar and piano. He was devoted to his workshop where he specialized in creating many wares and objects. He was also a handyman of many talents.
He was particularly fond of his brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and cherished the time spent with them.
Surviving is a brother, Floyd Kietzman of Roberts; two sisters, Wilma Borchers of Rantoul and Jean Watterson of Melvin; four nephews, Darrell Dale of Fisher, John Borchers of Rantoul, Mark Watterson of Melvin and Mike Watterson of Clifton; and six nieces, Deanna Dale of Champaign, Linda Wright of Groveland, Fla., Betty Schuldt of Lenexa, Kan., Kay Thomas of McDaniels, Ky., Emily Deal of Rantoul and Michele Wittman of Bloomington.
Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.