September 19, 1930 – Saturday, March 22, 2014
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN
Friday, March 28th, 2014
AT THE FUNERAL HOME
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
A Parish Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. Thursday evening, March 27th
Helen Kieser, age 83, of Winsted and formerly of New Germany passed away on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
She was born on September 19, 1930 in Orono Township, Minnesota the daughter of Ennis & Martha (Scott) Batdorf.
Helen graduated from Mound High School.
On June 21, 1951 Helen was united in marriage to George Kieser. At that time, George had a milk pick up route for Pure Milk Creamery in Winsted, Minnesota. Helen worked as a clerk at the Red Owl Store in Winsted until May of 1953, when they moved to Breman, Indiana where George transported house trailers all over the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia. She worked as a seamstress and supervisor at Blue Bell Jeans in Nappanee, Indiana.
In 1956, they came back to Minnesota and bought a farm and dairy farmed near New Germany, Minnesota. In 1977, they started going south for the winter, and when they retired they would go south for the whole winter.
They enjoyed square dancing, camping, going to country music festivals and winter vacationing in the south.
Helen never sat still, she loved crocheting, playing cards, making plastic canvas crafts and working puzzles.
Helen was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
Survived by her husband: George Kieser of Winsted; a son: Jim Kieser of New Germany; a daughter: Sue Neisen of Delano; a granddaughter: Josie Neisen; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Leonard (Margaret) Kieser, Martha Rohling, Alfred Kieser, Joe (Janice) Kieser, Donald (MaryAnne) Kieser and Jerry (Debbie) Kieser; Pat Batdorf, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Ennis & Martha (Scott) Batdorf, a granddaughter: Toni Marie Huber, sisters: Gladys (Russel) Knutson and Betty (Leonard) Buehl and by three brothers: Floyd Batdorf, Raymond (Beth) Batdorf and Harvey Batdorf, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary Entinger, Louis “Bud” Entinger, Fritz Entinger, Dorothy Entinger and William “Bill” Rohling.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Helen Kieser (Mrs. George Kieser) will be held on Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Parish Prayer service will be held at 6:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Friday morning at the funeral home from 9:30-10:30 A.M.
Casket Bearers will be Jeff Buehl, Bill Knutson, Tom Kieser, Steve Rohling, Cal Entinger and Carey Kieser.