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Earl L. Kiner, Jr.

Earl L. Kiner, Jr., 96, of Cavalier, ND passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier, ND Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cavalier Baptist Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation at the church for one hour before the time of services. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Faith in Action.
He was born in Miami, Florida as the second son to Earl L. Kiner, Sr. and Velma (Stebbins) Kiner, on December 17, 1920. His early years were spent near Marseilles, Illinois until the family moved to the Joliette, ND area in 1931. In 1939, he graduated from Pembina High School and soon thereafter began his farming career. He married the love of his life, Fern Lien, from Tolna, ND on April 18, 1946. They farmed and raised their family on a farm east of Hamilton until moving to Cavalier in 1974.
Earl was probably born with dirt under his fingernails since his passion in life was planting and growing things including the raising of livestock in his earlier years. In addition to farming, tending his yard, and gardening, he enjoyed reading the Bible and nurturing his faith. He felt blessed that they had the opportunity to enjoy 21 winters in Florida after retirement. As recently as last summer he would probably be found in the garden at Country Estates when he wasn't visiting Wedgewood Manor, supporting his wife of over 70 years. In recent years, his devotion to her and his faith continued to increase, which was readily evident to all.
He is survived by his wife, Fern, three children, Keith (Shirley) Kiner of Fort Myers Beach, FL, Kerry (Gary) Gauffin of Mora, MN, Nicki Kiner of Albuquerque, NM, a brother, C.R.(Ray) Kiner from Mountlake Terrace, WA as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his older brother J.P. (Phil) Kiner, formerly from Pembina, ND.

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Thank you.

Kerry Mar 27 2021 12:00 AM

What a wonderful life your father had - ninrety-six wonderful years and seventy with the love of his life. Your father's journey on earth is definitely one to celebrate. I know you will miss him a great deal. I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and wishing you strength in your time of sorrow.

Sandra Anderson Feb 21 2017 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to the Kiner Family.

Tom & Rita Vaughn Feb 20 2017 12:00 AM

I'm sure your father's at peace. No matter the circumstances it's always tough to lose a father.

AJ Greenshields Feb 20 2017 12:00 AM

Kiner Family, Earl was a kind and caring man. He and Fern were always so grateful for everything anyone could do for them. When they were able to they enjoyed the Cavalier Community Christmas Dinners and being around others to visit with. In the past a dinner delivered was just as good. We will miss his kindness and soft spoken love of the LORD. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. God bless Earl's memory. Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Feb 20 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences in your loss Earl. I enjoyed his friendship immensely while caring for Lonna in the neursing home. He always kept my spirits up. He knew our Heavenly Father well.

John B Hillis Feb 19 2017 12:00 AM