Funeral services for Viola Kaser, 96, of rural Madison, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison. Susan Urbanec, PMA, will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7:00 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison. Resseguie Funeral Home of Madison is in charge of the arrangements.
Viola passed away peacefully at her home Friday, March 25, 2022.
She was born on February 18, 1926, in Platte County, NE, the daughter of Walter and Antonia (Krafka) Schmiedcke. Her family moved to Madison when Viola was two years old. She attended St. Leonard’s Elementary School for grades 1-3. She attended Madison Public School 4 through first half of sixth grade. She attended District 56 for the second half of 6 – 8 grades. Viola graduated from Madison High School in 1943.
During the mid 1940’s, Viola worked at the Madison Hatchery.
She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in July 1954.
On July 29, 1955, Viola married Walter Kaser at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The couple had two children. They farmed west of Madison.
Viola was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was a charter member of Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA). She was a supervisor and taught Sunday School in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
She enjoyed baking, quilting, crocheting, playing cards, raising her gardens, dancing and travelling.
Viola is survived by her son, Marlin Kaser, of rural Madison, and her daughter, Denise (Duane) Schwarz, Humphrey; her grandchildren—Crystal (Tim) Kruid, of Madison, Carla (Ryan) Lantz, of Platte, SD, and Cody (Gennene) Schwarz, of Humphrey; and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, her twin sister Leona Schluter and her husband on 12-10-2021.
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