Adorine Ann Kaiser – Manchester

Adorine Ann Kaiser, 86, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. She was born on April 3, 1934, at Delhi to Ben and Gertrude (Polfer) Heims. She was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Delhi High School.

 On June 10, 1952 Adorine married Robert Kaiser at St. John Catholic church in Delhi. Six children were born to this union. Adorine and Bob farmed near Manchester until 1980 and then they retired to their new home north of Manchester. Adorine was a renowned seamstress and worked for Marie’s Bridal Shop.   Bob passed away April 9, 2006. Adorine remained at her home until 2012 when she moved to The Meadows.

Adorine was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, a Catholic Daughter, a member of St. Gerard Study Club, a 4-H leader for many years and judged many achievement shows.  She was also an avid quilter and was always going to do one more quilt.  Adorine truly loved and enjoyed her family.

Survivors include Adorine’s four daughters, Kathy (Bruce) Hutchinson of Manchester, Twyla (Dana) Detrich of Manchester, Laura (Mark) Ries of Toddville, Leanne (Dick) Fangmann of Manchester; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; with one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandson on the way. She is also survived by her four siblings, Eldon (Katie) Heims of Delhi, Loras (Celeste) Heims of Dundee, Yvonne (Ted) Wernimont of Coralville, and Carl Heims of Dubuque; one sister-in-law, Mary Heims of Manchester and many nieces and nephews.

Adorine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; her two sons, Daniel and Jeffrey; her daughter-in-law, Laura Kaiser; her sister, Marilyn (Joseph) Langel; her brother, Delbert Heims: and her sister-in-law, Rita Heims.

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Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester, with Reverend Gabriel Anderson officiating.

Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Manchester.  Friends may also call 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home.

Interment: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery – Manchester, Iowa

Because of COVID-19, masks are strongly recommended at the funeral home and at the church.