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Terrance “Terry” Raymond Kiesel, 68

On October 6, 2012, Terrance “Terry” Raymond Kiesel, 68, of Sedalia, passed away at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, MO, after a long illness. A devoted husband and father, he was the ultimate example of service to God, his family, and to all of humanity.  He always put the needs of others ahead of his own.  He was a man whose actions spoke louder than words, but never needed words of recognition for his actions.

He was born October 19, 1943, in Fort Branch, IN, a son of Edwin and Lillian (Georges) Kiesel. He was united in marriage to Sharon Youngberg on September 10, 1966, in Garnett, Kansas. Terry was a 1961 graduate of Fort Branch High School and served his country honorably in the United States Air Force from 1962-1966. He was a field engineer at Unisys (Burroughs) for 27 years and a machinist at Alcan Cable for 8 years. He was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Church, as well as, a member of the State Fair Lions Club and Jaycees.

In addition to his wife, Sharon, he is survived by his mother, Lillian Kiesel, of Greenwood, IN; three children, Laura Kiesel, of Springfield, MO, Michael Kiesel and wife, Nan, of Columbus, OH, and Matthew Kiesel, of Springfield, MO; three brothers and their spouses, Steve and Diane Kiesel, of Sumpter, SC, Harvey  and Sue Kiesel, of Dayton, OH, and Brad and Debbie Kiesel, of Greenwood, IN, along with many other family members and friends.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 am, Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Sacred Heart Church with Father James Betzen, C.PP.S. officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry’s nieces and nephews. Prayers of the Rosary will begin at 9:30 am at the church with visitation to follow until service time. Burial will be Friday, October 12, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.

The family would like to thank the Warrensburg Veterans Home and Southern Care Hospice for their care and compassion.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Mid-Missouri Alzheimer’s Association, Warrensburg Veterans Home, Diabetes Association or Sacred Heart Church in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at

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