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December 9, 2012
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ALGONA - Martha Kayser, age 85, of Algona, died on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Algona Good Samaritan Care Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph, with Father Victor Ramaeker celebrating. Visitation will be 48 PM Monday at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona, with a 5 PM Rosary and a 7 PM Scripture Service.

Martha C. Kayser, the daughter of Nicholas and Margaret(Zeller) Thilges, was born August 26, 1927 in Riverdale Township near St. Joe. She attended parochial school and graduated from St, Joseph High School. June 15, 1948, she married Herbert Kayser at St. Joe. They farmed their entire life in Riverdale Township. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church where she had served in the choir and as a lector, Catholic Daughters of America, VFW Auxiliary, and numerous volunteer organizations. For many years, Martha drove veterans to VA hospitals in Iowa City, Des Moines and Knoxville. In July 2008 she became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society in Algona.

She is survived by her five sons, Howard of West Bend, Richard of West Bend, Jerry of Gilmore City, Pete of Bode, Bill of Sioux Falls, SD, and their families, six grand children, and five great grandchildren. And a sister, Mary Gappa of Ayrshire. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Herb, one son Chuck in 1961, one daughter Jean in 2010, one sister, Marcella in 2009, and seven brothers, Raymond, Alfred, Barney, Edmund, Jake, Norbert and Mark,

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In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Good Samaritan Society of Algona, or the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, as this is a very devastating disease, and could use your support. Your friendship and sharing your life with her, and the family has been greatly appreciated. She left an impression on the community that will never die. Thank You for everything!

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