Bernice C. “Gigi” Kaiser
Visitation: Wednesday, June 24, 1 to 2 p.m. Service: Wednesday, June 24, at 2 p.m. Location: St. Matthews Ev. Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge
Bernice C. “Gigi” Kaiser is at peace in the Lord’s hands at the age of 104 years, and sixmonths. She passed on Sunday, June 21, 2020, surrounded by loved ones.
Reinhold Ludwig Puffe (1867 – 1954) and Caroline Appolonia Ludwig (1878 -1968) gave birth to an amazing girl, Bernice Caroline Puffe on December 17, 1915, in Euclid, MN.
She was married to George L. Kaiser and together they farmed in the Iron Ridge area. Bernice and George had four beautiful children: Geraldine C. Ross (1932 – 2013), David L. Kaiser (1937 – 1956), Karen S. Trotter (1940 – 1991) and Shirley A. Werner (1945 – ).
Bernice “Gigi” was a strong, intelligent, creative matriarch of the family. She enjoyed family, friends, and was always a lady. She created wonderful meals, holidays, a beautiful home, and many warm wool comforters and crocheted Afghans. She enjoyed playing sheepshead. They raised prime beef.
Gigi was a member of St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Iron Ridge Senior Center.
Bernice is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Hooks) Werner; grandchildren, Douglas Kuhaupt, Jason (Denise) Kuhaupt and Amy (Cart) Riege; great-grandchildren, Zechariah (Britteny) Kuhaupt, Sarah Kuhaupt, Natalie Kuhaupt, Bennett Kuhaupt; granddaughter, Victoria Otte, great-grandchildren, Amber (Kamron) Koplitz, Melissa Otte, Lauren Otte; great-great-grandchildren, Kennedy Koplitz and Reagan Koplitz; granddaughter, Stephanie (John) Zingsheim, great-grandchildren, Leah Schoenberger, Samantha Schoenberger, Courtney Zingsheim, Mitchell Zingsheim; great-great-grandchildren, Ava Schoenberger, Roman Schoenberger; grandson, Bryan (Michelle) Trotter, great-grandchildren, Briar (Brian Anderson) Trotter, Taylor Kuehl, great-great- grandchildren, T.J. Hughes and Tayanna Hughes
Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, George Kaiser (1915 – 1982); brothers and sisters Puffes, Clements (1894 – 1963), Clarence (1895 – 1965), Harry (1898 – 1984), Walter (1899 – 1900), Irene (1901 – 1981), Lawrence (1909 – 1980) and Lillian (1919 – 2008).
A visitation for Bernice was held on Wednesday, June 24, from 1 until 2 p.m. at St. Matthews Ev. Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge.
A funeral service began at 2 p.m. with Rev. Larry Mose officiating. Interment followed at St. Matthew Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all doctors, nurses, CNAs and staff at Hillside Manor and Eagles Wings for their wonderful care and thoughtfulness for four and half years.
The Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www. koepsellfh.com.