Rollin “Todd” Meryl Kiewiet
October 5, 1926 - January 30, 2018
Rollin “Todd” Meryl Kiewiet, 91, of Buffalo Center passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital, in Britt, IA.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 10 at 10:30 AM at the United Methodist Church in Buffalo Center. Visitation will be Friday, February 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the United Methodist Church.
Todd, the son of William and Anna (Dirks) Kiewiet, was born October 5, 1926 on a farm south of Buffalo Center. He was the ninth child in a family of seven boys and three girls. He graduated from Buffalo Center High School in 1944. Following graduation, he worked on the family farm before enlisting in the United States Army. He was proud to serve our country during WWII and the Korean conflict.
On April 27, 1949 he married the love of his life, Ethel F. Dearing and to this union five daughters were born: Karen, Kendra, Kay, Kristy, and Kerrie. Together they farmed near Buffalo Center. In 1990 they moved to town and retired in 1991. Todd was very active in his church. He also served on the Co-op Oil board, the Farmers Elevator board, and was a past commander of the American Legion Post #21.
Todd was a very generous man, he enjoyed helping others and never needed a thank you. His pride and joy was his family. He loved spending time with his wife Ethel, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He had a passion for fishing, wood carving, and playing pool. In his free-time he enjoyed going to coffee and socializing with friends.
Left to cherish his memory and celebrate his life is his wife of close to 69 years, Ethel of Buffalo Center. Daughter, Kendra (Keith) Hanna of Northfield, MN. Kendra's children, Monica (Oliver) Schugel, Todd (Melissa Young) Hanna, and Tyler (Stephanie) Hanna. Daughter, Kay (George) Silber of Rochester, MN. Kay's children, Rachel (Anthony Alberson) Silber and Sarah (Micah) Kuchta. Daughter, Kristy (Keith) Frerichs of Buffalo Center. Kristy's children, Kelly (Jayden) Grupe, Kyle (Mara) Frerichs, and Katelin Frerichs. Daughter, Kerrie (Dennis) Kollasch of Mankato, MN. Kerrie's children, Derrick Kollasch and Jenna Kollasch. Son-in-law, Greg Engleman of Astoria, OR. Greg's children, Angela Fry and Jeffery(Amanda) Engleman. Also left to cherish his memory are twelve great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Dearing and Elaine Nelson, and many dear nieces and nephews and many very special friends.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Engleman; his parents; brothers, Henry, Jacob, Vernon, Carl, Wilbur, and Lloyd; sisters, Lillian Beaving, Charlotte Bennett, and Gwen Cohn.
The family would like to thank you for the kindness shown to Todd and to us at this time. In lieu of individual thank you notes, the postage saved and any memorials will be given to the United Methodist Church of Buffalo Center or to the American Legion Post #21 unless otherwise specified.
Please no scented lotions, perfumes, or colognes at the visitation or the funeral due to allergies.