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Opal Kaiser

Friday, November 9, 2007

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Funeral services for Opal Kaiser, 95, of Sutherland, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at United Methodist Church of Sutherland. Rev. Jud Stover will officiate the service.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment will take place at Waterman Cemetery of Sutherland.

Opal passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at Sutherland Care Center.

Opal Adeline Kaiser, daughter of Fred and Verna (Gallagher) Haye, was born on Sept. 7, 1912, on a farm northeast of Sutherland. She attended country school and graduated from Sutherland High School in 1930.  Following her graduation, she taught country school for several years.  During this time she was also employed by Lage's Drug Store and the Security State Bank in Sutherland.

Opal married Henry (Hine) Kaiser on Feb. 14, 1938, in LeMars. After their marriage, Opal followed Hine while he was in the military, and worked as a secretary at Army bases. After Hine completed his military service, they returned to Sutherland and owned and operated Kaiser's Hardware Store for many years. Their son, Joe, was born in 1951. In 1960, Opal began working as a secretary to the superintendent of Sutherland Community School. After selling the hardware store, and though they kept their home in Sutherland, Hine and Opal managed Dog 'N Suds drive-in restaurants in Marshalltown, and Oregon, Ill. Opal then returned to employment at the Sutherland Community School as the secretary to the high school principal and continued in that position until her retirement in 1984. She was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Sutherland and Sanborn, and a 61 year member of the Sutherland American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry on Feb. 18, 1973; their son, Joe Patrick Kaiser; four sisters: Ludema Hulser, Inez Triplett, and Mildred and Margaret in infancy; two brothers: Gerald Haye and Merle Haye; one niece: Terri Haye; and two nephews: James Hulser and Bill Haye.

Opal is survived by several nieces and nephews including: Jacquelyn and Don Waggoner of Sutherland, Patricia Hulser, James's wife, of Sutherland, Thomas and Arlene Triplett of Sutherland, andSusan and David Peelen of Okoboji among others; and sister-in-law, Leona Haye of Sibley.

Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland is in charge of arrangements.