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Elaine M. Kaiser, 70

Elaine M. Kaiser, age 70, of Hudson, passed away April 24, at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., surrounded by her husband, Harold Lawrence Kaiser, and three sons, Leonard Joseph, Michael David, and Daniel Robert Kaiser.

Elaine was born May 17, 1943 in Humbird, Wis., the daughter of Joseph and Rosella (Brandstedter) Mayer. Elaine attended Humbird Elementary and graduated from Alma Center High School, the class of 1961. Elaine and Harold were united in marriage on Sept. 1, 1962, at the Fairview Catholic Church. Elaine worked in various clerical positions with St. Patrick's Catholic School, Edina Reality, Hudson Hospital and Hudson YMCA, with significant contributions to the community throughout her life.

Elaine enjoyed the challenge of golfing, as well as bridge, doing both in the company of friends and family in locations that dreams are made of. She was a meticulous planner and had a gracious heart for others. She organized the Kaiser family reunion - "Kaiser Kamp Out" for 29 years, proudly planned a very special 50th wedding celebration for her and Harold, and was always planning gifts for her children and grandchildren well in advance.

Elaine lovingly took the time to record family genealogy and keep in touch with family afar, including her German ancestry that remains in close communication today. She loved and cherished her time with her family, especially enjoying their weekends at the cabin in New Auburn on lower Long Lake and attending various sporting events of her grandchildren's.

Elaine and Harold were fortunate to share many travels together - some of their favorite trips being to Paris, Rome, Germany and their 3 years living in Puerto Rico. They were also blessed to have spent 18 years wintering at the Villages in Florida together. Above all, Elaine had a very deep faith and remembered others in her prayers each day. She will be dearly missed by all who know and love her.

Elaine will remain in the hearts of Harold; sons, Len Kaiser (special friend, Chris) of River Falls, Mike (Angie) Kaiser of River Falls, and Dan (Tana) Kaiser of Plano, Texas; 10 grandchildren: Brittany, Landon, Jordan, Alexa, Cole, Austin, Mariah, Shaun, Dillon, and Logan; brothers, Paul Mayer of Lowell, Indiana, Vern (Margaret) Mayer Neillsville, Wis., and David Mayer of Fall Creek, Wis.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters-in-law, Connie and Mary Mayer.

Mass of Christian Burial took place 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, with Reverend Fr. John Gerritts officiating. Visitation took place 4-7 p.m. with a 6:45 p.m. prayer service, Sunday, April 27, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, and one hour prior to the Mass at church. Interment took place at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers assisting with the services were: Pat Kaiser, Rodney Mayer, Jeff Mayer, Randy Kaiser, Jerry Wolfe, and Ryan Mayer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Patrick's Catholic School. Donations in memory of Elaine can be made online at:

Funeral services are entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson (715) 386-3725.