A funeral service for Robert "Bob" Kiess will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Algona. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona. There will be a masonic service at 7 PM following visitation.
Robert Earl Kiess was born on June 25, 1940, in Charles City, the son of Earl and Ruth (Mosher) Kiess. He graduated from Colwell High School in 1958. After high school, Robert attended Hamilton Business College where he studied office equipment, graduating in 1960. In August of 1963, Bob was drafted into the Army and was honorably discharged in August of 1965.
On July 27, 1963 he was united in marriage to Anne (Steven) Kiess in Algona. To this union two daughters were born.
The majority of his working career was spent in bookkeeping and parts departments in automotive and farm equipment dealers. Including: White Motor Company in Charles City, Bradley Farm Equipment, Dau's Garage in Algona and Kemna GM Center in Algona, retiring in 2005. During his retirement he worked part time at Hy-Vee.
Bob enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved watching sports and putting puzzles together. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the Prudence Lodge, Eastern Star and the Congregational Church in Colwell.
Robert E. Kiess died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center, Mason City. He was 77.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anne; daughters, Teresa (Lance) Hardt of Algona, Kathi (Chris) Paden of Sierra Vista, AZ; grandchildren, Steven Kiess of Ames, Cheyanne Hardt of Algona, Conner Paden of Sierra Vista, AZ, Tessa Paden of Sierra Vista, AZ; nephew, David Wagner of Caseyville, IL, and niece, Deb Jasper of Belleville, IL.
Preceding him in death are his parents and sister, Anna Wagner.
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Sympathy to Ann and the girls...we are so sorry for your loss...Bob was a kind man and so friendly..he will be missed by so many...thoughts and prayers to all of you
Diane Norwood-Steven and Rick Steven, from Rockledge, FL. Rick is Anne's brother, Diane met the family in 1989; Bob was a sweetheart, kind soul who loved his family. Because Bob was very ill for many years from a myriad of medical issues, it is a blessing he is no longer suffering. We are sad that we cannot make the trip from Florida to Algona for his services; our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and his family, and his many friends at HyVee. We love you, Anne, Kathi/Chris Paden, Cheyanne and Steven, Teresa/Lance Hardt. You have many wonderful memories.
Love and peace to everyone, Diane and Rick, August 12, 2017.
I went to high school with Bob for three years. He was a good friend and school mate
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bob always made time to chat. Cherish all of your beautiful memories. He was a great guy who had a wonderful family. God Bless. Barb and Heidi Mack
So sorry for your loss, Anne sand family. I'm glad I got to meet him at Anne's class reunions. May he rest in peace.
Anne and family,
I truly enjoyed our many visits and getting to know you. Bob endured so much in the past years and he never complained. I will miss our visits. May you find comfort in knowing that others care. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all our family.
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