Blair Kiel

1961 - 2012 (Age 50)

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My heart felt sympathies to the family. As a young man and lifelong packer fan . Blair was one of my favorite QBS the Packers had that really never had a chance to sport and show what his full potential was ! When he did play you got to see see glimpse of the true competitor that he was . We also got to see his unselfishness because there was never controversy at the QB position because he was capable.

I was a South Carolina State Trooper in the early 1980's when Notre Dame came to Columbia, SC to play the University of SC in football. I was assigned to work the game which was a great thrill for me personally because I have been a lifelong Notre Dame football fan. As I observed from the ND sidelines, Quarterback Blair Kiel drove the Fightin' Irish to an impressive victory over Carolina. After the game, I found Blair and asked him for an autograph on a football program that I had earlier...

You were a game changer both on the field and in the game of life

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

To the Kiel family, sorry to hear of Blair's passing, I knew Blair from Wayne elementary, and Southside Jr. High. I have had some good moments with Blair. Blair is a real competitor and I know Jesus has welcomed him with open arm's.....

A year ago today was truly the best Saturday of my life spending every minute with you - wonderful moments, loving conversations, your precious letter, endless laughs and your beautiful voice singing Stevie Wonder and John Legend as we danced...anywhere & everywhere even in the store that day. I should have sensed it was too perfect but we had so many of those days the past few years. Only hours later, Easter Sunday morning was the worst day of my life & one that changed my life...

Blair with Keith at boys club

Almost a year ago,we were all shocked to hear the sad news of Blair's passing. Blair was such a role model for our boys,they were fortunate to have his help at summer camp at the boys club in Columbus. Blair always had a smile on his face and a great personality.

Like many other comments here, I, too, went to school with Blair at ND. We met on the first day freshman year in class.
We took other business classes together throuout our years atND and worked on projects together. He was as down to earth as any other friend and worked hard in class. I always enjoyed his company and am very sorry to hear of his passing. I keep up with Class news but never heard of his death until today. Rest in peace my friend.

I never really knew Mr. Kiel. I did have the pleasure of him being a chaperon for my 3rd grade, Mabel McDowell Elementary, class when we went to visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was like a god to us little kids. He took the time to talk to us and answer our questions. He should always be remembered this way.

I was watching the Notre Dame game today and I heard them refer to the late Blair Kiel. I was shocked, I didn't even know. I went to school with Blair, he was always very kind, I wasn't very popular in school, but he didn't seem to care what others thought, he treated me nice every time we talked. I remember talking to him about colleges, and things after high school was over. Treated me as if I was somebody. Then I seen him at the Hoosier Dome in the early 90's, the same thing, he came up...


Blair's Obituaries

Blair Kiel, 50, Columbus, Ind., passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, of natural causes in his hometown. He was born on Nov. 29, 1961, in Columbus, the son of Fritz and Sylvia Kiel. Blair went on to become a three-sport star at Columbus East High School in football, basketball and baseball where he...

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