Elaine Margaret Kiecker


July 14, 1938-December 21, 2019

Elaine Kiecker, age 81, of Fairfax, MN passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Fairfax Community Home. 

Funeral Service was Sunday, December 29, 2019, 3 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax with interment in the church cemetery. Pastor Scott Muske officiated. Organist was Joyce DeForge.

Casket Bearers were grandchildren, Rachel Rosa, Stacy Nelson, Ryan Kiecker, Cody Huiras, Kyle Huiras, Trevor Schweiss and Jenna Schweiss.

Elaine Margaret Kiecker was born on July 14, 1938, in Kingman Township, Renville County, MN. She was the daughter of Rudolph and Wilhelmina (Prokosch) Karnik. After her parents passed, Elaine was raised by her Aunt and Uncle, Josie and Ed Karnik. Elaine was baptized as an infant on July 17, 1938, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth both at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bird Island, MN, and as an adult after her marriage at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Wellington Township. She received her education in Faribault and was a graduate of the Braille and Sight Saving School Class of 1956.

On June 22, 1960, Elaine was united in marriage to Marlin Kiecker at the Rectory in Hector, MN. After their marriage, the couple farmed in rural Fairfax. Elaine was a loving mother and homemaker. They moved to town in 1982 and retired in 1997. Elaine and Marlin were blessed with three children. They shared 59 years of marriage.

Elaine was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax and a member of the Ladies Aid. She was a member of the famous "bun ladies" at St. John.

Elaine enjoyed dancing, playing cards with family and friends, and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Elaine is survived by her children, Jack Kiecker and his wife Patty of Hector, Julie Huiras and her husband Todd of Fairfax, and Janel Schweiss and her husband Tim of Fairfax; grandchildren, Rachel (Carlos) Rosa, Stacy (John) Nelson, Ryan Kiecker, Cody Huiras and his special friend Katie, Kyle Huiras, Trevor Schweiss and Jenna Schweiss; great-grandchildren, Elena Rosa, Emma Nelson and Elliott Nelson; sister, Ev Weinzetl; sister-in-law, Lila Anderson; brother-in-law, Elgar Kiecker and his wife Arlene; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Wilhelmina Karnik; husband, Marlin Kiecker; aunt and uncle, Josie and Ed Karnik; brother, Gerald Karnik; brothers-in-law, Leon Weinzetl and Loren Anderson.

Arrangements by Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax, MN. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com Please click on obituaries and guest book.


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