Rita Catherine Kayser


March 3, 1926 - July 7, 2014


Rita Catherine Kayser was born March 3, 1926 to Arthur and Bertha (Weber) Bowar in Dimock, SD.  She attended parochial school in Dimock and graduated from Parkston High School, Parkston, SD.  She worked for several years at the Mitchell National Bank in Mitchell before marrying Lawrence P. Kayser of Emery, SD on September 17, 1956.  They farmed in the Spencer, SD area until 1977, when they moved into Emery.  After the death of her husband, Rita moved to Mitchell in 1996. 

Rita was a member of R.S.V.P. and enjoyed different volunteer jobs while living in Mitchell.

She is survived by her son,  Mike and wife Maureen of Plymouth, MN, daughter Janet and husband Bill Harrill of Hillsborough, NC, two granddaughters, Catherine and husband Tim McKean, and Ann Kayser, two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Farrell, and four sisters, Adele Boddicker, Parkston, Rosemary Locken, Mitchell, Bertha Schoenfelder, Dimock, Doris Jaton, Mitchell,  sisters-in-law, Gert Kayser, Salem, SD, Florence Barfield, Jacksonville, FL, Lois Kayser, Mitchell, Eleanor Kayser, Platte, SD and brothers-in-law, Arden Harvison, Platte, and LeRoy “Pete” (Beverly) Kayser, Mitchell. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, her parents, three sisters, Arlene Walters, Betty Heisinger, Barbara Harvison, and brother, Larry Bowar.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Rosary/Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, July 10, 2014
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saint Martin Catholic Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Mike Schwab on July 11, 2014
My thoughts and prayers for Aunt Rita and the family. God Bless!
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