October 31, 1928 - January 7, 2016

 

Memorial services will be at 11:15 AM Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud for Irma M. Kayser, 87, of Waite Park who passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday surrounded by her loving family. Rev. Gregory Leiser will officiate. Visitation will be one-hour prior the services on Saturday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.
Irma was born on October 31, 1928 in St. Joe, Iowa to George and Kate “Ida” (Kruecher) Becker. She is the 16th child of 22. She married Robert P. Kayser on February 8, 1950 in St. Joe, Iowa. Family as a unit and strong traditional values were very important to Irma, so she stayed at home to raise the couples five children. Irma was self-taught in American Sign Language. Once she became a certified interpreter; Irma worked at Anoka Technical College, Coon Rapids School District, and helped the priest teach religion to the children at the deaf school. In 1972 Irma campaigned for McGovern and always made sure she was up to date on political issues; just in case a heated discussion would take place. She was very involved in Cursillo and CFM (Christian Family Movement). Irma often enjoyed going to lunch with her girlfriends at Pesty’s, Friends Bar, or Shooters. She also enjoyed fishing, reading, knitting, crocheting, computers, and photography. Most importantly, family meant the world to Irma and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Irma is survived by her children, Steve (Kay) of St. Cloud, Alan (Delrene) of New Brighton, Diane of Waite Park, Deborah (Loren) Olsen of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Della (Vern) Breitbach of Melrose; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Rita Henley of Phoenix, George Becker of Sun City, AZ, Albert of Sun City, AZ, Jerry of Algona, Iowa, Germaine Flesher of Homer, LA; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; grandson, Ruben Kayser; siblings, Anton, Mathew, Thomas, Lawrence, Fr. Luke, James, Sr. Clare, Raymond, Fr. Nicholas, Don, Emma, Martha, Margaret, Mary, Edith, and Theresa.
Memorials are preferred to Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud.

Irma’s family would like to thank the Centracare Hospice Staff, Emergency Room Staff at the St. Cloud Hospital and HCMC for their care and compassion for Irma.

Irma’s family greatly acknowledges your kind expression of sympathy, however, no thank you notes will be sent at this time.