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Obituary: Geraldine Margaret Kayser

Geraldine Margaret Kayser, 78, born June 10, 1932, to Edward and Loretta Gremling in Lima, Ohio, passed away Nov. 17, 2010, at Encore Senior Village of Peoria, Ariz., after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's.

Gerry graduated from St. Gerard High School in Lima, Ohio, in 1951. She married the love of her life, Tom Kayser, on Sept. 12, 1953. Gerry devoted her entire life to her husband and raising their 11 children. She kept the household running smoothly on a daily basis and always made time to make every holiday and special occasion memorable for her family. She was very involved at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and also a member of the Benedictine Oblates. Gerry also supported Tom through the Deaconate program and throughout his many years of service as a Deacon.

Gerry is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 57 years, Tom Kayser; children include Ron (Marla) Kayser, Beth (Dean) Hinshaw, Linda (Brock) Bergman from the Prescott area; from the Phoenix area are David Kayser, Jo (Mike) Stockton, Mike (Jeanne) Kayser, Joan (Bill) Arthur, Tom Kayser, Ruth (Terry) Bautch, Annita (Tony) Boynton and currently living in Japan, Bob Kayser. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Dale) Vondrell; and a brother, Tom (Rita) Gremling, of Ohio. Preceded in death by grandson Brock Bergman, three brothers and three sisters.

A vigil will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury St. in Prescott. Funeral Mass in celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Final Commendation will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, 23015 Cave Creek Road in Phoenix.

The family suggests memorials to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 150 Fleury St., Prescott, AZ 86301. You are invited to log on to www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign Geraldine's guest book, and share a memory with the family.

The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

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