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Carl H. Kiesler passed peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 5, 2017 at the age of 95. He was born on a farm in Greenville May 10, 1922 to Joseph and Edna Kiesler. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Sept. 22, 1942 and proudly served in the South Pacific Treaties, the Liberation of Leyte Island in the Philippines, and the Invasion of Okinawa, Japan. After returning from the war, he was a farmer, a businessman, and a politician. He purchased a farm and two years later the Greenville Mill. After 20 years he converted the mill to Kiesler Hardware and owned it for 10 years. He served on the New Albany-Floyd County building authority board for several years. He was elected to the County Council for 10 years, and later was appointed as a field man for southeast Indiana for the U.S. Department of Agriculture serving 12 counties. After semi-retirement in 1980, he was a school bus driver for the NAFC school corporation for 30 years. He loved driving and it brought him much joy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Sarles Kiesler; parents, Joseph G. and Edna Kiesler; brother Henry; sisters, Bernice Paul, Mildred Bierman, Evelyn Kiesler; son, Scott Kiesler.
He is survived by his son, Douglas (Ann) Kiesler; daughter, Diane (Irvin) Book; daughter-in-law, Bev Kiesler; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes, Market Street Chapel, 1119 E. Market Street, New Albany. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers: Northside Christian Church or L.A.D.O.
Published on September 7, 2017
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