Agatha Kayser, 105 of Alexandria, SD died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the United Living Center in Brookings, SD.
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church in Alexandria. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Agatha Barbara Kayser was born August 28, 1912 at Alexandria, SD to John and Catherine (Majerus) Michels. She grew up attending St. Martin Catholic Grade School in Emery and graduated from Alexandria High School. Following graduation she did clerical work at various businesses until her marriage to Lawrence Kayser on January 31, 1939 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Emery. Five children were born to this union. She lived all of her life on the family farm until the death of her husband on May 8, 1980 and then retired in Alexandria. Agatha was a member of St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart League, Women’s Catholic Order of Foresters, Senior Citizens activities and the Worthwhile Card Club.
She is survived by five daughters: Patricia (Harold) Carda of Hermosa, Jeanne (Chuck) Bruno of Omaha, NE, Peg (Rich) Wenande of Brookings, Mary Lou (Bob) DeBlonk of Brookings and Monica (Ron) Kayser of Rockford, IL, one brother, 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence in 1980, three brothers: Lennie, Joe and Bernard and five sisters: Bernadette Krier, Helen Fuller, Mary Ralston, LaVerne Oyen and Sr. Armella Michels, O.S.F.