Pearl Augusta Kieser, age 91, of rural Winsted, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice in Chaska.
She was born May 8, 1925, in Avon, the daughter of Albin and Margaret (Meyer) Bohmer.
Pearl graduated from Tech High School in St. Cloud in 1944.
Pearl and Reuben A. Kieser were joined in holy marriage June 25, 1955, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with six children.
Pearl was employed for 35 years as a lab technician at Pure Milk Products, then Mid-Am in Winsted.
She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and also belonged to the Winsted American Legion Post 407 Auxiliary.
Pearl is survived by her six children: Phyllis M. (Bradford) Christensen of Silver Lake, Darrell J. Kieser of Carver, Mark A. (Pam) Kieser of Howard Lake, Daniel T. (Susan) Kieser of Silver Lake, Mary Ann Albert of New Hope, and Jason A. (Kim) Kieser of Howard Lake; 13 grandchildren: Christian Christensen, Cristin Kieser, Rachel Kieser, Zachary (Tonya) Kieser, Megan (Jerry) Burich, Kelsey Kieser, Jacob Kieser, Joshua (Jodi) Kieser, Crystal (Brian) Czech, Caitlyn Albert, Samuel Albert, Sabrina Kieser and Andrew Kieser; 10 great-grandchildren: Chloe Kieser and Mason Kieser, Milan Burich, Kaiden Burich and Jaxson Burich, Audrey Kieser and Charlie Kieser, Emma Czech and Ethan Czech and Sophia Albert; a sister, Hortense “Tenny” Raschke; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben A. Kieser; her parents; an infant grandchild, Bradford Christensen Jr.; and by sisters and brothers, Connie Mahon, Marie Smith, Alvina Bredeck-Bauer, Appolonia Katzner, Wilfred “Butch” Bohmer, Veronica “Ronnie” O’Connell, and Donna Wersal.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Pearl Kieser took place Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
There was visitation Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a Legion Auxiliary service at 4:15 p.m., recitation of the rosary at 4:30 p.m., and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Casket bearers were Pearl’s grandsons: Christian Christensen, Joshua Kieser, Zachary Kieser, Samuel Albert, Andrew Kieser, and Jacob Kieser.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family; www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.