Curtis “Curt” Kienzle


Curt Kienzle, 82, Bismarck passed away on March 18, 2024, in Bismarck ND.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1 hour before the service.

Curt was born on October 31, 1941, to Gideon and Edna (Tesky) Kienzle on the family farm where he was raised. Curt attended school at Germania Township and Streeter High School. He was the oldest of 5 children.

Curt married Donna Mae Egerdahl on Sept 28, 1960. They began their married life with Curt working road construction. They then moved to Bismarck were Curt worked at Melroe and then with Liechty’s Mobile Homes.

In 1974 Curt started his own business, Curt’s Mobile Home Service which he proudly maintained until his retirement in 2007. But, as many people know, Curt was not one to sit around, he started working as a part time delivery driver for Millennia Transport until 2017 when he quit to take care of Donna.

Over the years Curt made some long-lasting friendships within the mobile home business. Everyone knew Curt.

Curt and Donna loved camping, even if it was just pulling the camper out to Selby Park for the weekend. They also enjoyed traveling with friends, if it was a bus tour to Nashville or the New England states or an Alaskan cruise, they were always having a good time with good friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Angela and Dave Ewanika Frazee MN, his sons, Carey and Lisa Kienzle Bowman ND, and Clyde and Denise Kienzle Bismarck ND. Seven grandchildren, Mike and Missy Butler, Joe and Shannon Butler, Amanda and Matt Fish, Savanna and Ryan Stroh, Logan and Kasey Kienzle, Alphonse Kienzle and friend Jeanette Bachmaier, Farah Johnson, and 23 great grandchildren. Two brothers, Dave and Randy and one sister Luella, his brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Curt was preceded in death by his wife Donna, his parents Gideon and Edna, his sister Karen, and numerous aunts and uncles.

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Uncle Curt, You mean so much to so many of us. I’m glad I got to spend some time with you before your passing when I worked at Edgewood. So many precious memories with you and Aunt Donna. You will be missed and your forever Loved.
Love Nicole Jacob (Dunn)

My Uncle Curtis. Thank you all the great memories you and momma Nonna gave me, Thank you for letting me stay with you all the time and summers I did. You will remain in my heart untill ww meet again. Tell momma Nonna and my dad hello. Ill see you whenI get their. Heaven gained abother angel..all my Love Darcy.

I remember coming out to the farm growing up. Then visiting at a few of the Tesky reunions. RIP
Patty Tesky Salo

We are sorry to hear about the passing of Curt.  I grew up living across the street from Curt and Donna in the trailer court.  Curt would always lend a hand when you needed one.  One day I got my head stuck in the iron railing and my mom called Curt for help.  He greased my head up with vaseline and got me unstuck! I have great memories of camping and fishing with the gang and cutting and splitting wood.  Curt was always a great friend to my parents, Jim & Tudy Dockter.
Our thoughts and prayers, Chad & Christine Dockter

The trouble we would get into on the farm as kids. You was the old guy, by 7 years but we still had those fun times when we would visit. There was, is, and always will be that connection that cousins have. We have spent a lot of hours just talking. We will never forget you and Donna’s kindness over all those years. Your together again forever. Until we meet again, God Bless

When I was single and bought a mobile home,me and some friends lived across the street from Curt and Donna.We became very good friends.We had a lot of great times.After I got married Donna baby sat for our son.Even after we moved, we still stayed in touch.They were awesome friends and neighbors.Deepest sympathy to the family. I am sure he will be missed.Aaron and Kathy Zahn

My heart goes out to the Kienzle Family, although we have lost touch through the years, you are all a very fond memory of growing up together. My parents, Helen and Claude Braunagel and Curt and Donna were the best of friends and your Aunt Kathy and I were a constant pair of concerns to them. Love and best wishes to all.

Our heart goes out to the Kienzle Family, although we have lost touch through the years, you are all a very fond memory of ours as when we were next door neighbors at Skyway Park Village in the late sixties. Love and best wishes to all.
Blessings to you ALL!
Jim and Carol Heiser

Lisa and Denise: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father-in-law. You are in my thoughts and prayers.