Dwain Kaiser, 82, Fairmount, ND passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 4, 2016 at CHI-St. Francis Health, Breckenridge, MN. The Funeral Mass will be on Friday, April 8, at 2:00 PM at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Fairmount, ND with Rev. Scott Sautner officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 PM to 7 PM with a prayer vigil at 7 PM at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton, ND. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the mass at the church on Friday. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Fairmount. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to a charity of the giver's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.
Dwain was born in Breckenridge, MN on May 7, 1933 the youngest of eleven children to John C. and Margaret (Mulloy) Kaiser. He grew up south of Fairmount and graduated from Fairmount High School in 1951. He then worked on the family farm until he was drafted into the US Army in 1955 where he served during the Korean conflict for Headquarters Battery, 96 Field Artillery, APO 358 near Inchon, Korea. He received his honorable discharge in 1957 and returned to the farm.
Dwain was united in marriage to Stacy Hoffman on December 28, 1957 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fairmount. They farmed and lived on the family farm to the present day and raised their daughter, Kristi. Dwain retired from farming in 2012.
Dwain was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and in his younger days loved to hunt, ice fish, and snowmobile. Dwain was known for his sense of humor and his hard work ethic. He was a person who loved to visit with all people, young and old, and was able to draw a lot of information out of those people. It was also a personal challenge to him that if he saw someone was having a bad day that it was his mission to make them smile.
Dwain is survived by his wife of 58 years, Stacy, Fairmount, ND; his daughter, Kristi Kaiser, Fargo, ND; his brothers, Jack (Corrine) Kaiser, Fairmount, Wallace (Connie) Kaiser, Scottsdale, AZ; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws, neighbors, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings and their spouses: Virgie (Don) Donily, Florence (Fenton) Watkins, Bernice Kaiser, Helen (Jake) Weigel, Annie (Al) Hrbacek, Rosella (George) Snearley, Tony (Mona) Kaiser, and Nick (Delores) Kaiser. His father and mother in-law Raymond and Clara Hoffman, and sister-in-law Mary (Hoffman) Peters also preceded him in death.
Willow Creek Chapel
920 3rd Ave North
Wahpeton, ND 58075
Thursday, April 7, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church
Friday, April 8, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016