Katherine "Kathy" Mae Keiser, 88, of Gladbrook, IA passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook. A private family service will be held with Pastor Gideon Gallo officiating. Interment will be at Gethmann Cemetery. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Gladbrook-Lincoln Ambulance Service or to the United Methodist Church of Gladbrook. The Gladbrook Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Kathy was born December 8, 1931 in Mahaska county, Iowa to Theodore Russell and Viola (Koch) Sampson. She was raised on the Koch family farm near Delta. She attended Burr Oak School and graduated from Delta High School. Kathy received her elementary education training at Central College in Pella. She taught second grade in Gilman and later Gladbrook. Kathy married Donald F. Keiser on June 24, 1961 at the United Methodist Church in Delta. Following their marriage, Kathy took on the role of farm wife. She enjoyed gardening, mowing, baking, and raising her family. Kathy and Donald resided on the Keiser family farm their entire married life. Kathy continued to live on the farm after Donald's death until she moved to Westbrook Acres in December of 2014. Kathy was a member of the United Methodist church of Gladbrook, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, circle leader, mission chair, and president of the United Methodist Women She was also a past president and Americanism chair for the Ehrig McTurk American Legion Auxiliary.
Kathy is survived by her three children, Nancy Keiser of Marshalltown, Steven Keiser of Gladbrook, and John Keiser of Granger; her grandson Wyatt (Starlene) Randolph, and great grand-daughter Caitlin Randolph
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sister and brother-in-law Enid and Neven Crandon; and an infant brother Ernest Theodore Sampson.
Nancy, Steve, and John,
My deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother. I remember her as the sweetest of people and a hallmark member of The United Methodist Church. Growing up in Gladbrook, I remember Kathy's smile and warmth during church and community activities. She will be greatly missed! While we cannot be there to pay respects in person, please know others care! May God's blessings help your family through this sad time!
Don and I are sorry for the loss of Kathy to the Keiser family. Kathy and I taught together at Gladbrook Community School. She was a great mentor to a new teacher who had much to learn. Kathy was an excellent teacher and was yet to become a wonderful wife and mother while we taught second grade together. She was soon to become that, and her three children are proof of her guidance and love. They’ll have many memories to share and keep in their hearts.
Mary and Don Maze
I am so sorry to hear of your loss and am praying God will comfort your family at this difficult time.
Peg Koester Nirider
Nancy, I'm so saddened to hear this news. We have such a special bond with our moms no matter our age or theirs. Praying for God's comfort for you and your family now.
Servant of God well done, rest from your loved employ The battle fought, the victory won, enter your Master's joy.
Nancy and family, so sorry to read of your loss. Hoping that the thoughts and prayers from your family and friends and your faith will help you through this time.
I am so sorry for the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful lady. I was blessed to have her as my elementary teacher and later a friend through the United Methodist Church. May your fond memories sustain you through this tough time. God Bless yo and bring you peace. Sandy Parsons Mohr
Dear Nancy, Steve & John, We are grieving with you and remembering your Mom with love. When she was able, she would fill the room with her smile and reach out to anyone with a need. What a beautiful soul has reached her maker! Blessings to remember the good times!
Dear John, Steve, and Nancy,
I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Kathy! I will never forget her love of Charlie Brown and especially Snoopy. She was such a loving person!
Nancy- I’m so sorry for your loss. She had a wonderful daughter so she must have been a very special lady.
Hi, Nancy. I don’t have your address to send a card, but I wanted you to know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. I remember how close you were to your mom. I’m praying you find comfort in many happy memories of her. Sincerely, Robin Anctil
Nancy, We are very sorry for your loss. Carl and Judy Osgood
We are sending our prayers for your family. Peace to you.
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