Jay Alan Kiel


Jay Alan Kiel, 55, of Columbus, died unexpectedly at 2:44 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Columbus Regional Hospital Emergency Room.

Jay was co-owner of Kiel Investment Properties and owner of Mandalynn Hall Event Center. He was the former owner of Farmer’s Market in Kokomo and co-founder of Ahlemeyer Farms Bakery.

Mr. Kiel was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and attended Terrace Lake Church.

He was baptized, confirmed and went to school at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jonesville.

Jay graduated from Columbus East High School in 1980 and later attended Ball State University.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Danny Houze and Mark Teike officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to time of service at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

The family request that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Terrace Lake Church of St. Peter’s Lutheran School.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Kiel family at barkesweaverglick.com.

Jay was born October 22, 1962. He was the son of Charles W. and Linda K. Mengler Kiel.

Survivors include his parents of Columbus; his daughters, Brittany Kiel, Stephany Kiel, Meagan Kiel and Jaynie Kiel, all of Columbus; brothers, Bryan C. Kiel of Columbus and Greg (Robin) Kiel of Columbus; nieces and nephews, Matt (Heather) Kiel, Betsy Kiel, Katie Kiel, Drew (Ali) Kiel, Mallory (Caleb) Blackburn, Sydney Kiel; and his companion, Mandy Parker.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oscar and Dorothy Mengler and Raymond and Alma Kiel.