Daniel Lee Kiesman, Sr.,72, passed away on March 28, 2021 from an unexpected heart attack. Even though a failing heart took him away from this world, his love for his family lives on. Daniel is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (Ann) Daigle/Kiesman. He was so proud of his three sons and their wives whose mother is Carmen (Giroux) Kiesman (Turner, ME): Kevin and Samantha Kiesman (Stow, ME), Roland and Tabitha Kiesman (Turner, ME), and Daniel Kiesman, Jr. (Fryeburg, ME). Dan also loved his eight grandchildren very much: Ashley Patterson, Meadow Kiesman, Ava Kiesman, Marissa Kiesman, Gabrielle Kiesman, Rodney Kiesman, Daniel 3rd Kiesman, and Ariel Torres. Dan was also excited to have three great grandchildren when Ashley had Wesley, Hazel, and Ivory. Daniel is predeceased by his father and mother: Leonard and Doris (Devine) Kiesman, his sister Joyce Kiesman, and his late wife Patricia A. (Bondarko) Kiesman. Dan is survived by his sister Donna Woodward (Fryeburg, ME), and three brothers; Roger Kiesman and his wife Wanda (Stow, ME), Karl Kiesman (Fryeburg, ME), Richard Kiesman and his wife Sue (Fryeburg, ME), and several nieces and nephews. Dan graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1968. In 1969, he went to Vietnam and served two tours serving in the Army as a Sergeant in the 11th Armored Calvary Black Horse regiment. When he returned from Vietnam he had many occupations from working for Chinbro to operating his own garage in Auburn, ME or working for Bill Robinson in Fryeburg, ME. He settled into truck driving and found his passion moving to Las Vegas to pursue his work. Dan continued truck driving until he retired in 2009 after the loss of his wife Patricia. Dan returned to Maine where he eventually remarried to Ann and they made a life changing decision to move to Dunnellon, FL to live their days in the warmer weather and sunshine. Dan enjoyed calling his family and friends to torment them when he knew a storm was hitting the upper east coast in the middle of winter. Rubbing it in that it was 70 degrees and the sun was shining in Dunnellon. We all loved his teasing and mischievous ways and he will always be missed and remembered. A military graveside ceremony will be held at the Southern Maine VA Cemetery in Springvale, ME as soon as a date can be determined due to Covid guidelines.
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