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Harvey John Kiesel

December 11, 1927 ~ August 26, 2022 (age 94)


Harvey John Kiesel, 94, of Tiffin, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2022 at Mercy Health-Tiffin Hospital.

He was born on December 11, 1927, in Hopewell Twp., to Carl G. and Alma E. (Staib) Kiesel.  On May 28, 1960, in St. John’s United Church of Christ, he married Hilda Graefing.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda Kiesel of Tiffin; son, Thomas E. Kiesel of Columbus; and brother, Lloyd Kiesel of Tiffin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Armin Kiesel; and sister, Anna Mary Goetz.

Harvey was a 1945 graduate of McCutchenville High School and retired after 33 years from National Machinery, where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club.  He farmed with his dad for many years and was an active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. 

Harvey was a 52-year member of Tiffin Masonic Lodge #77, past Worshipful Master of Tiffin Post #77, past High Priest of Seneca Chapter #42, past Illustrious Master of Clinton Council #47, past Eminent Commander of Demolay Commandery #9, Knight of York Cross of Honour, recipient of the Meritorious Service Award and Knight Commander of the Temple.

Harvey enjoyed traveling, visiting family throughout the United States, golfing, watching baseball and football and square dancing with the Crazy 8’s Square Dance Club.

His Memorial Service will be at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424 with Pastor Audra Ferguson officiating. The service can be livestreamed at:  Burial will be private in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the Service on Friday, September 9, 2022 at the funeral home.  Masonic Services will be conducted at 2:45 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ.

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September 9, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory
236 S. Washington St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

Memorial Service
September 9, 2022

3:00 PM
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory
236 S. Washington St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

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