Phyllis S. Kaiser, 84, of Belgrade died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Her funeral service will be 11:00 am Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade. Burial will be at Grace Lutheran Church East Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday from 5-8:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade and continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Services are entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade. www.hafh.org
Phyllis S. Kaiser was born on January 29, 1935, on the family farm in Crow River Township near Belgrade, the daughter of Otto and Lydia (Strodtman) Zilmer. She grew up on the farm and attended Belgrade Elementary School. Her family moved to a farm near Brooten and Phyllis went on to graduate from Brooten High School.
On July 20, 1957, Phyllis was united in marriage to Adam Kaiser at Zion Lutheran Church in Belgrade. This union was blessed with three sons and a daughter. The family lived in Lake Lillian and Bloomington before moving to the farm near Belgrade in 1962. Phyllis worked the farm and helped milk along with working as a cook at the Belgrade Nursing Home. Adam died on October 13, 2017, they shared in 60 years of marriage before his death.
Phyllis was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade. She was very active there teaching and directing the Sunday school program and as a member of the GLCW, Naomi Circle, quilting, and various other committees. She was also a member of the Belgrade VFW Auxiliary and assisted with activities at the Belgrade Nursing Home. Phyllis enjoyed baking, reading, and gardening. She especially loved family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Phyllis died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the age of 84. She is survived by her children: Alan (Brenda) of Belgrade, Donna Kaiser-Wike of New York Mills, and Dale (Robin) of Deerwood; grandchildren: David (Patti) Kaiser, Greg (Dana) Kaiser, Michael (Nicole) Kaiser, Michelle Kaiser (Gregory Vollan), Kayla Beattie, Joshua Wike, Aaron (Cassie) Wike, Teah (Tony) Jones, and Seth Davis; and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Arvin (Helen) Zilmer of Aurora, Evangeline (Shorty) Rhodes, of Fosston, and Gerald (Margaret) Zilmer of Belgrade; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Adam; son, Lenny; grandson, Taylor Beattie; and siblings, Clarence (Esther), Donald (Kathy), and Dorothy (Ernie) Bahe.