January 7, 1932 - December 22, 2017
Wednesday, December 27th from 10-11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home
Wednesday, December 27th at 11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home
Jerry Kiener, age 85, of Westerville, passed away December 22, 2017, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital after suffering an accident at home. Survived by his loving wife and best friend, Mary Pat Coughlin; daughters, Kimberly Marie (Frank Thomas) Kiener; and Linda Michelle (Christopher) Mand; sisters Mary Theresa Martin; M. Joan Meder; and Barbara Schmeltzer; grandchildren, Jenna and Dan Salupo, Ali and Carmen Mand; and many nephews, nieces, loved in-laws and a wonderful extended family that included caring neighbors. He is preceded in death by daughter, Cynthia Ann Kiener and parents, Frank J. and Genevieve (Collins) Kiener. Jerry graduated as an Electrical Engineer from the University of Dayton and retired after three decades from Ohio Bell/Ameritech as a Division Manager. He loved solving problems, especially mechanical, and left a household full of useful home-made gadgets designed to facilitate life’s little chores. He had a special fondness for children and dogs. Most of all, he was a man of great faith, holding his Roman Catholic creed in his heart. Friends may call at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, OH 43081. Wednesday, December 27th, from 10-11 a.m. with The Liturgy of the Word beginning at 11 a.m.. A luncheon to follow. His family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to every person who cared for Jerry, from doctors and nurses through every other staff member at Mt. Carmel West Trauma Center, where he spent 12 days. Their care was everything a family would hope for from admittance through Palliative Care. The family also specifically requests that in lieu of flowers, any consideration of donation be made to The Upside of Downs, N. E. Ohio Chapter, 6533-B Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131.