Timothy B. “Tim” Kiemele, 57, of Devils Lake, N.D., formerly of Bismarck, N.D. passed away on Saturday morning, September 15, 2012, rural Devils Lake.

Timothy B. “Tim” Kiemele, 57, of Devils Lake, N.D.,  formerly of Bismarck, N.D. passed away on Saturday morning, September 15, 2012, rural Devils Lake.

Funeral services for Tim will be held on Wednesday, September 19  at 11 a.m. at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, Devils Lake with Rev. Bruce Dick officiating. Graveside services will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck on Thursday, September 20 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Rick Fossum officiating. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation on Wednesday will be at the church one hour prior to services.

Serving as casket bearers for Tim will be Dean Hermanson, Doran Chandler, Mike Remmick, Mark Hove, Scott Oldenberger and Kirby Stittsworth.

Timothy Brian was born on August 2, 1955 in Bismarck, the son of Floyd and Florence (Heyne) Kiemele. He lived with the family in Hazelton until 1960 when they moved to Bismarck. Timothy graduated from Bismarck High School with the class of 1974. He attended Bismarck Junior College and graduated in 1978 as a certified lineman. He then began a 34 year career with Nodak Electric Cooperative in Devils Lake. At the time of his death he was the crew foreman which he had been for many years. Tim was at one time married to LouAnn Peterson and they were the proud parents of Stefanie, Jodi and Cory.

Tim’s life was his beloved family and his many dear friends. He shared many of his hobbies with family and friends such as hunting, fishing and his love of music and playing guitar. He also had a passion  for skydiving. To know Tim was to know that he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He was always there for you and would lend a helping hand or a listening ear. We have lost someone very special to us, but his memory will be forever in our hearts.

Tim is survived by his children, Stefanie and her husband Dustin Hagemann of Moscow, Idaho, Jodi Kiemele of Grand Forks, N.D. and her fiancé, Jordan Koll of Carrington, N.D. and Cory Kiemele of Fargo, N.D.; mother, Florence Kiemele of Bismarck; brothers, Craig Kiemele also of Bismarck, Kevin Kiemele and his wife Melinda of Eagan, Minn. and their daughter, Kristen Kiemele of Fargo, and Rick Kiemele and his wife Phyllis of Corcoran, Minn.

Tim was preceded in death by his father, Floyd.
Friends may sign the online register book and share memories of Tim at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com.

Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake,is in charge of arrangements.