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Kirk Lavern Visser

September 29, 1960 — October 20, 2023

Knoxville, Iowa

A Celebration of Life for Kirk L. Visser, will be held Sunday, October 29th, 2023, at 11:00am at Countryside Wedding & Events venue in Knoxville, Iowa, followed by a luncheon. All are welcome. Address: 1995 IA-5, Knoxville, IA 50138.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions to be made to the Kirk Visser Memorial Fund in care of Pierschbacher Funeral Home, 702 East Robinson Street, Knoxville, Iowa 50138.

Kirk Lavern Visser, age 63, passed away on October 20th, 2023, of a heart ailment while visiting his family in Purdy, Missouri. Kirk was born September 29th, 1960, in Knoxville, Iowa to Glen and Jeannine Visser of Harvey, Iowa where Kirk was raised.

Kirk is survived by his wife, Holly Visser of Purdy, MO; son Jorgen (Sarah) Jensen of Denver, CO; daughter, Gretta Jensen of Des Moines, IA; daughter Lacey Visser of Purdy, MO; son Kirk Visser Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa; daughter Ashlee (Chadd) Baxter of Purdy, MO; mother, Jeannine Visser of Harvey, IA; and siblings, Mike Visser of Pella, IA, Carrie (Crayola) England, of Des Moines, IA, and Cathy (Joe) Visser of Olympia, WA. His grandchildren are Ellie Jensen-Phillips, and Lilly and Gemma Baxter. He was preceded in death by his father Glen Visser of Harvey, IA.

Kirk had a tremendous sense of humor, sharp wit, and ability to connect with anyone that crossed his path. Throughout his journey in life, Kirk was known as a talented wood worker, illustrator, and landscape designer, despite having no formal training. Kirk’s passions included world history, especially as it relates to Native American cultures, which led to his interest in hunting arrowheads and other Native American artifacts across the lands surrounding Lake Red Rock and Marion County. Later in life, Kirk was at his happiest while spending time with his family along the banks of the Des Moines River outside Harvey, Iowa, fishing, and barbequing for loved ones.

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Celebration of Life for Kirk Visser

Sunday, October 29, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Countryside Wedding & Events

1995 IA-5, Knoxville, IA 50138

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