Patricia Kaiser, 72
Patricia Catherine Kaiser, 72, of Wells, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Wells. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. The Rev. Paul Woolverton will officiate and burial will be in Dunbar Memorial Cemetery in Minnesota Lake Township, Faribault County.
Patricia was born Aug. 11, 1936, the daughter of Roy and Delores (Nelson) Perry in Mankato. On March 14, 1956, she was united in marriage to Reuben Kaiser. They lived on the Kaiser family farm north of Wells. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Pat graduated from Mankato High School in 1954. After two years in the secretarial profession, she decided to change her focus, so on March 14, 1956, the “city girl” married Reuben Kaiser of Wells.
The adage seemed to hold true: “You can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl.” Farming became the way of life for this young wife along with motherhood. Pat raised her three children, Cindy, Pam and Brad. She was very involved in her community with League of Women Voters, countless church organizations, card clubs, gardening, crocheting and being a wonderful wife, mother and grandma. She was also the “woman behind the man” in the political arena and his companion while traveling the world.
Pat is survived by her loving husband Reuben of 53 years; three children: Brad Kaiser of Wells, Cindy (Tom) Bixby of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Pam (Mike) Goebel of Minneapolis; four grandchildren: Shea Kaiser of Madison Lake, Makenzie Kaiser of Mankato, Jenny Klier-Kaiser of Little Falls and Angela Bixby of Fort Myers, Fla.; two great-grandchildren: Abigail and Spencer Klier of Little Falls; one sister, LaVonne (Mike) Sawyer of Winona; one brother, Richard Perry of Veseli; one brother-in-law, Neil Jacobson of Elmore; and many adoring nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Delores (Nelson) Perry and three sisters: Linda Jacobson, Georgine Ward and MaryAnn Perry.
The family wishes to thank Pat for her immense love and care for us on this earth. Her presence will be with us forever.