Violet Mae (Fischer) Kaiser, 89, of Winner, SD passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Winner Regional Long Term Care Center.
Funeral service were held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winner, SD. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery. A visitation was held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6-7 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m.
Violet was baptized July 31, 1927 and was confirmed August 24, 1941 both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, McNeely, SD.
Violet attended all 8 years of grade school at New Lake country school and 4 years of high school in Colome. She lived all 4 years in the Colome dorm. After graduation in 1945 she was accepted into Springfield Teachers College where she attended 1 ½ years of college. After graduating with a teaching degree, she taught 3 years in country schools until dad needed her help on the farm.
Violet was the oldest of four children so therefore she helped her dad in the field plowing, disking and mowing hay. She said that she never helped him plant because it was too hard to watch if the planter would plug up.
Violet had met the love of her life at the church they both attended. One Sunday when her mom and dad were unable to go to church Violet went alone. After church Ruben came over to the car and asked her to go to the movies that next Saturday. After that movie date she told her mom that I’m going to marry that red headed Kaiser boy someday. Her mom said to her you think you are and her reply was “I know I am”. After that the rest was history. They were married on April 6, 1947 at Zion Lutheran Church of Colome. To this union three daughters were born: Cheryl in 1948, Janet in 1949 and Garnet in 1952.
After they were married they lived on Ruben’s dad’s farm near Millboro where they lived for 10 years. They always liked to neighbor with many relatives and friends who lived nearby. Times were very hard. Mom said that the blizzard of 1952 and the dirty 30’s were there hardest years.
In 1957 they bought the William Dohmen place 3 miles north of Colome where they farmed and raised livestock. For several years they traveled to Arizona and Texas for part of the winter.
When Ruben’s health began to fail they sold their farm and moved to Winner in 1991. Mom dearly enjoyed gardening and flowers.
In January 2012 she moved to the Golden Prairie Manor where she dearly loved to play cards twice a day and bingo twice a week. She was placed in the Winner Regional Long Term Care Center on March 6, 2017 where she resided to the time of her death.
Violet was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir for many years. She served as president of the Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aide and was also a member of the Sully Homemakers Extension Club for several years. She was also a member of the Area Retired Teachers Association and the Winner VFW Ladies Auxiliary.