Kiener William C. "Bill" Kiener Jr., Mr. Doodah, 68 of Columbus, Ohio, died on May 3, 2013, of a heart attack. Preceded in death by father William C. Kiener, Sr. and Mary (Sydney) Kiener. Survived by his wife of 33 years, Dianne; two children, Zachary (Andrea) Kiener and Abigail (Germaney) Johnson; sisters, Margaret (Sam) Cavallaro, Susan (Russ) Murray, Michelle (Jay) Brooks; brothers, Dr. Joseph (Celeste) Kiener, Peter (Lana) Kiener; four grandchildren, Jade and Caleb Kiener, Zaviayre and Aziyah Johnson; aunts, Betty Ann Irwin, Pauline Rodgers, and a very special Aunt Mary Jo (Ken) Leonard; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was a graduate of St. Aloyisous Academy in New Lexington, Ohio. He enlisted in the Navy from 1963-1967. He is retired from Ohio Bell after 23 years of service. Bill was an active member of AA for 35 years. In 1983, he co-founded the Doodah Parade in the Short North. Cycling TOSRV and running marathons were 2 of his favorite activities. A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at the Communications Workers of America Union Hall, 4140 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Bills name to the Cleveland Clinic, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, Ohio 44193-1655. Attention: Heart transplant department.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 8, 2013