Obituaries

Della G. (Evers) Keiser

Della (Evers) Keiser, age 83, of Britt went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 11, 2007 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Della G. Evers was born March 15, 1924 in Comfrey, Minnesota.  She was the youngest of ten children born to Henry and Harmke (Saathoff) Evers.  She graduated from Confrey High School in 1942.  During Della’s Senior year Pearl Harbor was bombed.

She took an accelerated teacher’s course at Mankato State Teacher’s College graduating in 1943 to become a teacher, a childhood dream.  Her classmates from Mankato State continued to have class reunions for 63 years and communicated yearly through a round robin letter.  Della taught at several rural schools in Minnesota and Iowa.  She loved her few years teaching and was so proud that her four children were all college graduates.  Della was also employed at Winnebago Industries in Forest City, Britt Tech and at Hancock County Memorial Hospital.

Della was an active member of the First Lutheran Church in Britt serving as a Sunday school teacher, belonging to the Naomi Circle, on the Bereavement Committee and helped with Luther League.  She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, and helped for several years with the Britt Food Bank.  Della loved baking banana bread and making strawberry-rhubarb jam to share with family and friends.  She enjoyed friends stopping at the house for coffee and visits.

Della married Hubert Luther Keiser on June 24, 1949 in Comfrey, Minnesota. They made their first home in Northwood and then moved to Britt in 1959.  She loved and cherished her four children: Charles (Norma) Keiser of Winner, South Dakota, the twins: Kathleen (Stevens) Tolbert of Lafayette, Indiana and Kristeen (Steven) Gunderson of Odeboldt and David (Rene) Keiser of Mason City.  Her grandchildren: Nicole Keiser and Kevin (Jaime) Keiser, Kurt Gunderson and Kara (Tyler) Hogue; Rachel, Melissa, Sylvia and Eric Tolbert; Kirby and Courtney Keiser.  Her great grandchildren: Kaden and Karson Keiser.  Sister-in-law Margaret Evers.  As well as nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hu, her parents, nine brothers and sisters and other relatives and friends.

Della’s death is one of celebration.  Her favorite verse was John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Visitation

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Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Time: 10:30 am
Where: First Lutheran Church – Britt
70 5th Avenue North West, Britt, Iowa 50423
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