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In Memory of Harold Kaiser


2-3 PM Sunday, February 8, 2015 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hudson

Funeral Services

3 PM Sunday, February 8, 2015 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hudson

Harold L. Kaiser, age 76 of Hudson, passed away February 5th, 2015 with his family by his bedside.  Harold was born June 4th, 1938 in Chippewa Falls, WI, the son of Frank and Maude (Maxwell) Kaiser.  Harold attended Cadott Elementary and graduated Loyal High School.  Harold proposed to Elaine Mayer in April of 1962 with a ring he purchased using his second paycheck of his new job, the first of which was used to purchase a car so they could get around.  They were married on September 1st of that year at the Fairview Catholic Church.  Harold graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Electrical Engineering that led to a dedicated career in the medical device industry.    Solving problems motivated him, and he was exceptional at it.

Harold had a passion for the outdoors, whether canoeing in the boundary waters of Minnesota, spending time at the cottage in New Auburn on lower Long Lake, or being in the woods during the deer hunting season.  He was a student of the game of golf and enjoyed his time on the course with friends and family both in Wisconsin and while wintering in the Villages, Fl.  He was quick to say yes to an invitation to go fishing, whether it was with friends or family, and was an especially good teacher to his sons and grandchildren.    Harold had a very deep faith throughout his life that guided his generous charitable contributions and led him to achieve the 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus.  He will be remembered for his generosity and unselfish sacrifice for others.  He was someone who would always do the right thing, when nobody was watching.

Harold and Elaine shared 53 years of marriage together, creating  storybook adventures; traveling, dancing, and enjoying the company of others.  Harold will be remembered and missed by his; sons, Len (Chris) Kaiser of River Falls, Mike (Angela) Kaiser of River Falls and Dan (Tana) Kaiser of Plano, TX; 10 grandchildren:  Brittany, Landon, Jordan, Alexa, Cole, Austin, Mariah, Shaun, Dillon and Logan; brothers, Bernard of Loyal, WI, Jack of Auburndale, WI, and sister Ginny Perone of Eau Claire, WI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.  He was preceded in death by his dearly beloved wife Elaine, parents; and brother-in-law, Jay Perone.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place 3:00PM Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, with Reverend Fr. John Gerritts officiating.  Visitation will take place one hour prior to the Mass at church.  Interment will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers assisting with the services will be: Pat Kaiser, Randy Kaiser, Jerry Wolfe, Ryan Mayer, Rodney Mayer, and Jeff Mayer with the St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus as honorary casketbearers.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Patrick’s Catholic School. Donations in memory of Harold can be made online at:  https://stpatrickofhudson.weshareonline.org/MemorialsorBequests. Funeral services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. 

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