OBITUARY

Edward Dale Kiger

June 29, 1931March 21, 2021
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With heavy hearts, the Kiger family regrets to announce the passing of Edward Dale Kiger.

On Sunday March 21, 2021 Edward Dale Kiger passed away peacefully in his sleep after a 61-day battle with Covid and related complications. Ed was born in Rachel, Virginia June 29th,1931. He joined the army as a teenager and served 22 years of active duty, including Korea and Vietnam. Starting his family in 1967 in Germany, he moved them all to the United States in 1969 and shortly thereafter retired from the army. Moving to Maryville to raise his family, he was always teaching his kids and grandkids to fix anything from car engines to circuit boards. He was a man who lived life on his own terms. He was a religious man who loved to fish and owned every tool known to man. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Mary Nell Kiger, son, David and his wife Rebecca, son Roger and his wife Jan, daughter Shannon, son Uli and his wife Nancy, and his daughter Viola, grandkids Ryan, Matthew, Johnny, Courtney, Laura, Allison, and Elizabeth, and great grandkids Carter, Ryland, and Karmyn. He is also survived by his brother Francis and his wife Sue, Sister-in-law, Faye, nephew Bruce and his partner Lenny, niece Gloria, several other nieces and nephews and a great many other relatives, who were always welcome to visit on the front porch. Preceded in death by his mom Katherine, brother Jerry and sisters Wanda, Karen, and Donna. Please observe a moment of silence in his honor on Saturday March 27, at 12 pm. A celebration of life will be held on his front porch on or around June 29th, 2021, his 90th birthday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Amvets in Alcoa, TN or online at www.supportthevets.org in his honor. Family and friends can share condolences online at www.sherwoodchapel.com.

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Biography

Ed was born in Rachel, Virginia June 29th,1931. He joined the army as a teenager and served 22 years of active duty, including Korea and Vietnam. Starting his family in 1967 in Germany, he moved them all to the United Stated in 1969 and shortly thereafter retired from the army. Moving to Maryville to raise his family, he was always teaching his kids and grandkids to fix anything from car engines to circuit boards. He was a man who lived life on his own terms. He was a religious man who loved to fish and owned every tool known to man.