Catherine "Katie" Keiser age 92 of Fordyce, Nebraska died on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington, NE.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fordyce, Nebraska with the Rev. David Fulton officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be at church in Fordyce on Sunday from 3-5:30 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Pallbearers will be Katie's grandsons Christopher Huss, Raymond S. Keiser, Paul Rieff, Michael Guenther, Jesse Keiser, and Jeremy Promes.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Christian Mothers.
Catherine "Katie" Keiser was born on December 30, 1921 to Frank and Anna (Bogner) Bart on a farm east of Crofton. Catherine was baptized, made her First Communion and was Confirmed in the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, NE. She attended grade school and one year of high school in Crofton. Katie worked for different people in the neighborhood over the years in various capacities. Katie married Raymond S. Keiser on May 6, 1947 in Crofton. She and Raymond moved into Fordyce in 1955 and raised eight beautiful children. Raymond died on February 21, 1971 at the age of 48 years. Katie then sold hail insurance for awhile and also worked at Cedar Catholic High School as a volunteer. Her last employment was at the Toadstool in Fordyce for many years.
Katie was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and its Ladies Guild, Christian Mothers, and enjoyed bowling as well as her garden.
She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Pat and Dave Huss of Miami, FL, Steve and Bette Keiser of Fordyce, NE, Jean and Mike Rieff of Cedar Rapids, IA, Sharlene and Francis Guenther of Crofton, NE, Don and Sheila Keiser of Norfolk, NE, Kevin Keiser of Fordyce, NE, and Mary Ann and Cy Promes of Crofton, NE; 21 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; a sister Sally Bart of Hartington; sisters-in-law Irene Bart of Crofton, Sr. Elmera Keiser of Yankton, SD, and Laurentia Bonertz of Yankton, SD.
Katie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond on 2/21/1971, son Charles at the age of two years; six brothers George, Walter, Raymond, Laurence, Lambert, and Eddie Bart; two sisters Sr. Mary Bart and Loretta Bart.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Dear Steve, Bette and Family,
May you find comfort at this time knowing God is with you, and we shall keep you in our prayers this day and always.
In Christian Love,
Randy and Peggy Anderson
OUR THOGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
KATIE WAS SUCH A GRAND LADY AND WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.
SHE WAS SUCH A FRIEND OF MOM(MINNIE) AND DAD(CHET) AND MOM ALWAYS STOPPED TO VISIT WHEN VISITING FROM EL PASO.
MARCIA & BOB RISSLER
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Keiser family. Katie was such a classy lady, I enjoyed many fun times at her home with my dear friend Sharlene. May God bless and comfort you at this time of loss.
Diane (Kast) Pick
Steve and Bette,
We did not know your Mom but we know there are no words that will ease the pain of her loss. Steve, you are the only son in the family that we know and Bette you are the only daughter-in-law. In most cases "apples don't fall far from the tree" so I have some idea of what she was like.
Steve, I lost my Mom just a few years ago so I have some idea of how you feel. The way I have dealt with her loss is to try to do and be what she would have wanted. Mothers have the ability to convey to their sons what they want them to be like. I am sure your Mom had that ability.
Wanda and I want you and Bette to know we are thinking about you and your Mom. Don't try to "get over" her loss, just make it stand for something good.
God bless you and Bette,
Steve and Bette,
So sorry to hear of Katie's passing. Know your family is in our prayers at this difficult time. God bless you always.
Dan and Louise Mauch
Sharlene and Fran
Sorry to hear about your mom.Your in our thoughts and prayers.Always remember the good times and how special your mom was to everyone that met her.
Wally and Doris
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