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Evelyn Kiesling 12/13/2021

Evelyn (Evie) Kiesling of River Falls, Wisconsin completed her life’s journey on December 13, 2021 following a sudden illness. Born Evelyn Patricia Molle on March 17th, 1928 in Niagara, Wisconsin she was the sixth of nine children born to Louis and Elizabeth Molle. After a loving childhood in Niagara, Evie attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she met her future husband, Bill Kiesling. Their union produced a son and a daughter.
The family accompanied Bill in 1959 on a 4 year U.S. Government posting to Istanbul, Turkey and another shorter posting to Kathmandu, Nepal in 1964. Evelyn successfully met the challenges of raising a family under the exceptional trying conditions encountered during these times abroad. She always considered these years to be the very best.
Evie and her children relocated to River Falls in 1965 to be near family. She became a member of the River Falls Clinic staff as their Medicare specialist, a position she held for the next 40 years. She always cherished working with older citizens and developed many close bonds with her clients.
Evie is preceded in death by her former husband, three brothers, two sisters and dear friend Dale Sargeant. She is survived by her son Bill (Beth) Kiesling, Jr. of Batesburg, S.C., her daughter Paula (Ed) Whitman of River Falls, two grandchildren, Betsy (Brandon) Heitkamp of Aiken, S.C. And Paula Sophia Kiesling of Batesburg and two cherished great grandchildren, Barton and Ridge. She is also survived by 3 sisters, Lyida Haskins of River Falls, Doris Growden of Lake Tahoe, NV., Kathy Michaud of Kingsford, MI., and attentive nieces and nephews. The kind support provided by Evie’s local extended family, especially as she aged, allowed her to remain independent and is greatly appreciated by her children.
As per Evelyn’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. A private final interment will be held in the family cemetery located in rural Saluda County, S.C.  Cremation Services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • David Woeste Posted December 13, 2021 8:01 pm

    So sorry to hear about her death. She was a great person and also enjoyed working with her and being in her company, She was tiny but tough as they came when she had to be. Great disposition. Will be in my prayers.

  • Karen Johnson Posted December 14, 2021 3:14 pm

    Paula, I am so sorry to hear your Mother passed away. She always seemed like a spitfire. Prayers for you and your family 🙏

  • Bridget Spencer Posted December 16, 2021 3:22 pm

    Though we have lost this precious earthly blessing, Evie will never be truely missing from our life. I believe as long as we have and hold onto our cherished memories of her, specifically for me her laughter, she will always be with us and will continue to live on forever in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with Paula, Ed, BilI and his children as well as Evie’s extended family to have faith that God will provide the comfort and peace we all need during this difficult time.

  • Carol Krear Posted December 17, 2021 10:38 am

    Dear Paula, I just read a note saying my dearest friend Evie left us, i am so sorry.My heart is so heavy with sadness. She was such a wonderful friend.We could talk and laugh together about anything. I will miss her dearly.I know you will miss her so much.
    You and Ed were so wonderful in taking care of her and allowing her to stay in her home with your help. i pray for much comfort and peace for you and Ed and Bill and family and the extended families in Hudson and away. She was a precious gal and this shouldnt be a shock because she hasnt been well for a while but still it comes as a shock.We will see her again when we get to heaven, remember this when you are said. love to you Paula.

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