MERIDEN - Vera Kiertz, 92, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Hartford Hospital in the presence of her family and friends. An exceptional woman with a warm, loving and generous spirit, Vera will be greatly missed by all who knew her but especially by her family who loved her so very dearly.
Born Nov. 12, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Regina (Michalak) Kiertz. A lifelong resident of Meriden, Vera was a graduate of St. Stanislaus School and Meriden High School. She was employed as a secretary at New Departure Hyatt Division of General Motors
in Meriden from where she retired after 34 years. Upon retirement Vera was a dedicated volunteer of over 20 years at the World War II
Veteran Memorial Hospital. She was an active parishioner and volunteer of St. Stanislaus Church, a long time member of its Ladies Guild, and a member of the Meriden Council of Catholic Women.
Vera is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Martin and Stanley Kiertz; and five sisters, Helen Krystofalski, Kathryn Drost, Anna Garstka, Mary Jachimczyk and Victoria Laskoske.
Her funeral will be held on Friday, Nov. 29, at 10:30 a.m. from the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden when the funeral cortege will proceed to St. Stanislaus Church for an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Stempien Funeral Home. To send an online expression of sympathy please visit www.stempienfuneralhome.com.
Donations in memory of Vera Kiertz may be made to the St. Stanislaus School, 81 Akron St., Meriden, CT 06450.