Earl M. Iverson, 71
Kiester Earl Maynard Iverson, age 71, of Kiester, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Kiester, Pr. Katie Pals officiated. Interment was at Our Savior’s Cemetery in Kiester. Military Honors will be accorded by the Kiester American Legion Post #454.
Earl was born March 28, 1945 in rural Albert Lea, to Elmo and Violet (Eilertson) Iverson. He graduated from Kiester High School in 1963. He honorably served our country in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. Earl married Cynthia Kay Ehrich on June 28, 1970 in rural Elmore, and to this union three children were born. He graduated from Staples Vocational College where he studied to become a Heavy Machinery Operator. He worked in construction, driving semi-truck, and doing road maintenance for Faribault County for over 30 years until his retirement. Earl also helped area farmers with field work during harvest season, which he loved. He had an interest in tractors, and he collected John Deere and Caterpillar watch fobs and belt buckles. He also had a well maintained fleet, and liked to keep his vehicles sparkly. Earl liked to watch western and action movies. He enjoyed having coffee and breakfast with the guys. Joking and visiting with friends and family always brought him joy.
Earl is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jane Iverson in Oct. 2016; and sister-in-law, Susan Ristau.
Earl is survived by his wife, Cindy, of Kiester; children, Ryan (Jessica) Iverson, of Olathe, Kansas, Kristin (Eric) Weckwerth, of Rochester, Cole (Calista) Iverson, of Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Luke Iverson, Reid, Brennan, Kate, and Griffin Weckwerth, and Celia Iverson, and one baby sibling on the way; brother, Tom Iverson (Diane Hoffbauer), of Eagle River, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Melody (Bill) Hammel, of Eyota, and brother-in-law, Arniss Ristau, of Elmore; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells assisted the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com.