(Ted) Tillman Theodore Kienitz

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(Ted) Tillman Theodore Kienitz, 72, of Waco, Texas passed peacefully Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

Graveside service: 10am Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Oakwood cemetery, .

Ted was born May16,1950 in Waco, Texas to Wilbern and Francis Kienitz. He grew up in the Waco area and graduated class of 68’ from Midway High School. After college he enlisted in the Navy. He married Donna Kaye Marshall of Hewitt, Texas in 1980. Together they raised a family and made a life in Waco. Ted worked his father at the family business Crank Shaft and valve from the age of 14 until 2001 when he would then take over for his father and run the business until it’s closing in 2015. Ted loved his family, his Baylor Bears, and hamburgers.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbern and Francis Kienitz; and wife, Donna Kienitz .

Survivors include; son, Andy Kienitz; daughter, Sarina Kaye Moore and husband Daniel; daughter, Candice Marie Kienitz; sister, Kathy Wardlaw and husband Bill; grandchildren, Dylan Moore and wife Cailin, Ryan Moore, and Kaitlyn Moore; nephews, Cody Wardlaw and wife Allie; Chris Wardlaw and wife Haylie. Send flowers to lake shore funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff at Ridge Crest nursing facility and accent hospice and palliative care for their compassionate care during Teds last days.

Place of Service: Oakwood Cemetery , 2124 S.5th St.; Waco, TX 76706

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  1. Sarina,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad.
    I will be praying for you and your family.
    Let me know if you need anything.

  2. Andy sorry for the loss of your Dad. I will be Praying for you and your Family. Joe Fajardo

  3. Sarina – We are sorry for your loss and praying for comfort and peace for all of you.
    Joel and Karen Snipes

  4. Sandra Barker

    We are sorry for the loss of Ted. We both enjoyed working with him at Crankshaft and Valve. Our thoughts and prayers are going out for peace and comfort.

    Sandra Barker and Mike Larrow

  5. Alan Dorbritz

    Sorry to hear about a classmate passing. My prayers good out to your family.

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