Grace Kaiser

Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2014, 5:25 pm
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Grace A. Kaiser, 106, of Rock Island, formerly of Edgington, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Edgington Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Burial will be at Edgington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church, where she was a member.
Grace was born Jan. 8, 1908, in Ladd, Ill., daughter of Perry and Flossie Reynolds Bartram. She married Elmer Kaiser on July 8, 1929, in Moline. He preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1992.
Grace and her husband owned and operated Edgington Food & Locker from 1955 through 2000 until their retirement. She made dance costumes for Joleen Dance Studio in Moline and was a bookkeeper for West Clock in Peru, Ill. Grace enjoyed oil painting, cooking and baking pies and cakes. She especially loved traveling with her family after her retirement.
Survivors include her son, Kenneth (Carol) Kaiser, Taylor Ridge; daughter-in-law, Pat Kaiser, Walters, Ky.; grandchildren, Kenneth A. Kaiser, Des Moines, Karrie (Wyatt) Fuhr, Taylor Ridge, Matt (Vickie) Kaiser, Reynolds, Kyle (Beverly) Kaiser, Reynolds, Kory Kaiser, California, Jill Kaiser, Moline, Lee (Alethea) Kaiser, Kentucky, Christopher Kaiser, Rockford, Ill.; nine great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Hahn, South Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Kay and Richard; daughter-in-law, Nancy Kaiser; brothers, Pat, Joe and Chuck; sisters, Madge Bartram, Lila Murdoch and Laura Garrad.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to the Rocket Stop owners and their employees and Friendship Manor.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting esterdahl.com.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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