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Daniel J. Kieler

Aug 09, 2013

Daniel J. Kieler, 69, West Point died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Monday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point. There will be a Knights of Columbus rosary recited at 3 p.m. The family will meet with friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church where a Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. There will be an open visitation after 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the Holy Trinity Catholic School gymnasium in West Point until the mass of Christian Burial.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Father David Wilkening as celebrant.

Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in West Point. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools tuition fund, St. Mary’s Catholic Church or The Hope Lodge in Iowa City.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with the arrangements. He was a graduate of Dowling High School in Des Moines. He attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. He was a teacher and principal at St. Mary’s, Marquette and Holy Trinity Catholic Schools in West Point.

He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, the West Point Knights of Columbus Council #2286. He served on the Student Tuition Organization (STO), Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Foundation which he served as Secretary, the Diocesan School Board, the Diocese of Davenport Pastoral Board; he also served on many civil and religious committees within St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the community of West Point.

Born Oct. 8, 1943, at Des Moines, he was the son of George F. and Mary F. Riley Kieler. On Aug. 17, 1968, he married Maureen C. Link.

Survivors include his wife of West Point; three daughters, Cecilia (Eric) McVey of Galesburg, Ill., Patricia Kieler of Cedar Rapids, and Theresa Kieler of West Point; one son, George (Hanna) Kieler of West Point; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Ed) Bleimehl of Mt. Dora, Fla., Madeline (Robert) Harlan of Green Bay, Wisc., one brother, John (Anna) Kieler of Des Moines.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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