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March 23, 1936 – October 24, 2023

Viola Sophie Kieser, age 87, of Winsted passed away on Tuesday morning, October 24, 2023 at The Cokato Manor.

She was born on March 23, 1936 the daughter of Albert B. & Martha J. (Schlagel) Sherman.

On November 9, 1957, Viola S. Sherman and Marvin F. Kieser were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.   God blessed their marriage with three children.

Viola and Marvin, engaged in dairy farming for many years in Winsted Township.  She was a very hard worker!  Affectionately called “Ma” by her husband Marvin, Viola enjoyed working side by side with Marvin feeding calves and working with their son Loren doing farm work.

Viola was a very loving person and was an excellent cook.    She had a huge garden and loved her grandchildren very much.   Viola also enjoyed her time volunteering funeral lunches and Election lunches.

She was a faithful, lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted and belonged to C.C.W.   She was also a member of The Catholic Order of Foresters and The American Legion Auxiliary Post #407.

Survived by her loving husband of sixty-five years: Marvin F. Kieser; children:  Wayne (Brenda) Kieser, Loren (Robin) Kieser and Judy Kieser; grandchildren: Jessica (Brian) Ganzel, Samantha Kieser, Nicholas Kieser, Dustin (Amelia) Meredith and Parker Kieser; a brother: David (Judy) Sherman; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents Albert & Martha Sherman and by a brother Roger Sherman.

Funeral Services for Viola Kieser will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at 11:30 A.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.   Father John Hayes will officiate.

Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 27th from 4-7 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.   A Prayer Service will be held at 6:30 P.M.  Further visitation will be held on Saturday morning, October 28th one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be Jessica Ganzel, Brian Ganzel, Dustin Meredith, Samantha Kieser, Amelia Meredith, Nicholas Kieser and Parker Kieser.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to



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  1. Mary Ann Mallak

    Marvin, so sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel. You & your family are in my prayers.


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