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Mary Katharine Kaiser

Mary Katharine Kaiser

Mary Katharine Kaiser, 84, of New Ulm died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Reflections at Ridgeway on 23rd in New Ulm.

Mary Katharine Giles was born Sept. 26, 1929 in Chicago, Ill. to William Jr. and Katharine (Myers) Giles. She was a graduate of Benson High School in Omaha, Neb. and the Nebraska Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Omaha.

Mary was united in marriage to Dr. Milton Kaiser Aug. 20, 1950 in Alliance, Neb. After marriage they lived in St. Paul and then lived in New Ulm for 36 years. After retiring they moved to Park Rapids until returning to New Ulm several years ago.

Mary was a registered nurse, a member of the National Honor Society, PEO member, New Ulm Red Cross Blood Drive volunteer, Union Hospital volunteer where she implemented the Candy Striper Program, a member the First United Methodist Church where she was active in the Women's Group and the choir and also the Park Rapids Women's Circle.

She will be remembered as a loving and caring sister, wife, mother and friend. She has been described as gracious, loving and joyous. She will be deeply missed by all.

Mary is survived by her children, Dr. Robert (Pat) Kaiser of Spicer, Linda (John) Livers of Chaska, Ronald (Jenny) Kaiser of Linton, N.D., David (Darla) Kaiser of Alexandria; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Grandbouche of Loveland, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dr. Milton Kaiser; sister, Clara Giles Hall; and brother, Bill Giles.

Celebration of Life Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at First United Methodist Church in New Ulm with Pastor Jo Anne Taylor officiating.

A time of remembrance and lunch will immediately follow the service at the church social hall.

In lieu of flowers send donations to Reflections at Ridgeway on 23rd, New Ulm Medical Center - Memory Garden, or your personal choice.

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