Mary Lou Kaiser, 85, of Manchester formerly of Earlville


Mary Lou Kaiser, 85, of Manchester formerly of Earlville, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 30,
2022, at the Good Neighbor Home, Manchester with her family present. Visitation for Mary Lou will be
held, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at St. John Catholic Church in Delhi, Vigil Service begins at
3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2022, with Visitation 9:30 to
10:30 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Delhi with the Reverend John Kremer officiating. Burial will
take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Earlville, Iowa. Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral
Home & Cremation Service, of Manchester is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lou was born on December 22, 1936, in Delhi, Iowa, the daughter of Paul and Rose (Bergfeld)
Connolly. Mary Lou married Kenneth Kaiser on January 4, 1955, St. John Catholic Church; five
daughters were born into this union. Mary Lou was a lifelong member of the St. John Catholic Church
and belonged to Rosary and Altar Guild. She enjoyed working in her garden and flower beds, watching
the birds and loved to feed them. Mary Lou was an expert baker and always had a pot of coffee going,
loved spending time with friends and family, especially when new babies came along and loved
spending time with her daughters and sisters.

Mary Lou is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Dennis) Orr of Coggon, Iowa, Sandy (David) Knaeble of
East Dubuque, Illinois, Becky (Chuck) Melchert of Hopkinton, Iowa, Linda (Chris) Jay of Delhi, Penny
(Ron) Swartz of Indianola, Iowa; twenty-two grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; three sisters-
in-law, Marie Neuhaus, Bonnie Jean Anderson, Lois Kaiser; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Rose Connolly; husband, Kenneth Kaiser; great-
granddaughter, Savvy; sisters, Marie Aldrich, Millie Enabnit, Jane Funke, Pauline Schultz, and
Josephine Gibbs.

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