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Verne O. Fiedler – Obituary

Name: Verne O. Fiedler

Age: 86

Born: 01-08-1933

Died: 11-15-2019

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Verne Fiedler passed away peacefully in his home in St. Cloud Friday, November 15, 2019 surrounded by family. He was 86 years old. It was Verne’s wish to be cremated, so there will be no open casket. However, there will be a visitation filled with photos and cherished memories at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud from 4-7p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 with a short Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Private entombment will take place at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Please join us to celebrate the life of this amazing man.

Verne was born in his family home in Clearwater on January 8, 1933. In September 1955, he married Esther Willeck and they had six children. The couple raised their family in Clearwater. After their family had grown, they were blessed with 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren (one on the way), and four great-great-grandchildren.

Verne enjoyed a wide array of employment in his lifetime. He served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, owned his own gas station (Verne’s Texaco) and was an auto parts delivery driver for many years, most notably for Braun’s Automotive. After retirement, Verne & Esther moved to Rice where they lived for nearly 17 years. He decided to keep busy by continuing to work part time. Declining health precipitated a move to Waite Park. In 2016, Verne & Esther moved to the St. Cloud Cherrywood Advanced Living home. Esther passed later that year, but Verne carried on for another three plus years.

Verne was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his daughters, Mona Ritzer (Mark), Nancy Laughton, Denise Pollard (Rick), Tina Fiedler (Jeff); sons, Jim Fiedler (Kathy) and Jeff Fiedler (Beth); 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years: Esther Fiedler (nee Willeck); parents, Fred and Nellie Fiedler (nee Gehringer); sisters, Ida Mae Anderson and Alice Wiegand; brothers, John and Ernie Fiedler and Baby James; grandsons, Jamie Diedrich and Eric Fiedler and great-granddaughters, Tehya and Rayne Giles.

The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at the St. Cloud Cherrywood Advanced Living home for their hard work and loving care. They made Verne’s last years the best we could have hoped for. Thanks, as well to St. Croix Hospice for making his final weeks as comfortable as possible and for helping him pass with peace and dignity. Both groups showed extraordinary kindness and the comfort they provided to the family in this extremely difficult time will never be forgotten.

Guestbook for Verne O. Fiedler

Joanne Westphal
November 20, 2019, 8:54 pm
Our deepest condolences. You are all in our prayers.
Kari Koester
November 18, 2019, 8:51 pm
My deepest sympathies you and your entire family. I had the pleasure of getting to know Verne at Cherrywood while visiting my Mom, Elsie. He always had a smile and greeting for me! Such a very nice man. May all your happy memories of Verne help to carry you through the coming days. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
November 18, 2019, 5:11 pm
My thoughts are with Verne’s family. It is so painful to lose someone, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.
Barb Kmetz
, Family Friend
November 18, 2019, 4:24 pm
My deepest sympathies to you all. Vern was a great man and will be missed by many. Love, hugs and prayers...
Curtis Heaton
, Friend
November 17, 2019, 6:25 pm
Sympathy to the family.
The Entire Barney and Joey Kiffmeyer Family
, Friend
November 16, 2019, 9:56 pm
Deepest Sympathies from our family to yours Jeff and Beth!!

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