Carl Fredrick Krieser, 90, passed away May 15, 2019, after a brief illness. Carl was born April 24, 1929, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He was the second child and only son of Carl Richard Krieser and Esther Edna Ruth.
Carl attended Kimberly High School in Kimberly, Wisconsin, and spoke at his graduation ceremony in 1947. The day after graduation he enlisted in the army. He served in Brooklyn, New York, and in Korea during the Korean War.
The first part of his life was dedicated to the study of music. He learned to play coronet, saxophone, clarinet, and trumpet. He played in dance bands, high school band, and military bands in the United States and Korea. He loved music from the big-band era.
He studied at Lawrence Conservatory of Music at Appleton, Wisconsin, where he met his future wife Joyce Alberta Julia Glassnap. They were married Sept. 6, 1952 in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Carl followed in his father’s footsteps and worked for the railroad in the early years of their marriage. This was the basis for his lifelong passion for railroads and trains. From Wisconsin, his career took them to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1958 where he managed railroad transportation of grain. He lived in the Kansas City area for 35 years.
Carl and Joyce were blessed with two boys, Kurt Richard and Karl Eric. He enjoyed being a father and supporting the boys in their interests and sports; he especially liked watching Eric wrestle.
Although Carl was not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he supported both of his boys in serving missions for the church. He had many friends who were members and when Joyce was called on a mission to the inner-city area of Kansas City, Kansas, Carl accepted a calling to serve with her.
After both boys were married and living in Utah, he took an early retirement so he and Joyce could move to Layton, Utah, to be closer to their sons and their grandchildren. Carl was never one to sit around; in his retirement he volunteered at Davis Hospital.
He loved dogs and had a number of pet dogs over the years. From his first dog Jippy when he was four years old to Foxy who passed just last August, he loved them all!
He was also an amateur radio enthusiast.
In 2013, he and Joyce moved to Stansbury Park, Utah, to be even closer to their family.
Carl is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joyce Krieser; sons Kurt (Maria) Krieser, and Eric (Elida) Krieser (all of whom live in Stansbury Park); as well as his grandchildren Kristy (Josh) Anderson, Robyn (David) Campbell, Seth Krieser, Xochitl Krieser, Mason Krieser, Abra (Matt) Trussell, Nyla Krieser and Emily Krieser; great-grandchildren Aaron, Samantha, Aidan, Adam and Sabrina Anderson; sister-in-law Dawn Renee Glassnap; nieces Sharon (Bill) Jackson and Carol Loveless. Carl was proceeded in death by his parents Carl and Esther Krieser; sister Ruth Krieser Kumbier; and brother-in-law Leroy Kumbier.
A viewing will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7–8 p.m., at the Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, Utah. A graveside service will be held Friday, May 24, 2019, at noon at the Stansbury Park Cemetery, Brigham Road, Stansbury Park, Utah. Friends and family are invited to the Krieser home following the graveside service for refreshments and visiting.
Special thanks to the staff at Rocky Mountain Care center in Tooele for their professional and tender care of dad for the past 20 months while he resided there.