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Avril Kaiser (1923 - 2013)

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Kaiser, Avril C.

Avril C. Kaiser, age 90, formerly of Munster, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013, in Green Lake, Wisconsin.

Avril was born in Newcastle, England, on April 26, 1923, the daughter of John and Anne Cochrane. She immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1930, settling in Rochester, NY, where she graduated from Nazareth College with a Bachelor's degree in music. She married Paul R. Kaiser in 1951, and settled a few years later in Northwest Indiana, where Paul had a long career as an administrator with Ancilla Domini Hospitals. Avril earned a Master's degree in Education from DePaul University, and worked as an elementary schoolteacher until the mid-1970s, when she earned a certification and began a second career in the field of Medical Records. After her retirement in the mid-1980s, she served for over ten years as an office volunteer for Hospice of the Calumet Area, in Munster, Indiana.

While becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen, Avril retained an avid interest in all things English, following the exploits of the British royal family and of the characters on many PBS television series set in England. She also continued her piano playing, and bridge playing, she loved to cook, and was an avid reader. She lived in Munster, Indiana from 1960 until moving in 2012 to Ripon, Wisconsin, to be near family.

Avril is survived by her daughter Maria Kaiser Dietrich, son-in-law Kurt Dietrich, and grandson Erik Dietrich of Ripon, Wisconsin; grandson Paul Dietrich of Madison, Wisconsin; son David Kaiser of Mons, Belgium; son Jack Kaiser, daughter-in-law Mary Kaiser, and grandchildren Andrew and Erin Kaiser of Suwanee, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anne Cochrane, and her husband, Paul R. Kaiser.

Visitation for Avril will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 11:00 - 11:30 am at First Congregational Church of Ripon, United Church of Christ, 220 Ransom St., Ripon, WI 54971.

Memorial service for Avril will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 11:30 am at First Congregational Church of Ripon, United Church of Christ in Ripon. Reverend Joanna D' Agostino will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Generations Home and Hospice Inc., 1020 S. Main St., Suite B, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 or Hospice of the Calumet Area, 600 Superior Ave., Munster, IN 46321.

A memorial service will be held at Burns-Kish Funeral Home in Munster, Indiana, at a later date.

Please visit www.butzinmarchant.com to send online condolences

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Nov. 6, 2013
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