YOAKUM: Vera Kaiser, 91, joined her heavenly family Friday, June 29, 2018. She was born on March 17, 1927 in Yoakum to the late John Paul and Vera Josephine (Porche) Ross.
Vera married her beloved, Leslie Charles Kaiser on September 15, 1947 at St. Joseph Catholic Rectory in Yoakum.
Leslie and Vera managed City Meat Market, working side by side diligently for 50 years while raising their children as their greatest legacy of their 65 years of marriage.
Vera was a woman of many talents. She often spent most of her time as a dedicated seamstress. Her talent included sewing many of her children’s clothes, everything from shorts and pajamas to wedding dresses. Working to plot St. Joseph cemetery, led to her interest in genealogy. Prior to her and her husband’s retirement, Vera and Leslie spent many years refinishing and remodeling their home. Refinishing antique wooden furniture was her passion.
Survivors are her daughters, Roma Jo Delvige, Leslye Fikac (Charlie), Annette Kaiser of Yoakum and Charlotte Edwards (Al) of Leander; son, Paul Kaiser (Carol) of Yoakum; grandchildren, Brian Delvige, Kara Harrison, Steven Fikac (Leann), Carl Fikac (Stacy), Cody Williams (Christina), Carline Lopez (Rodrigo), Katie Edwards and Aaron Edwards; great-grandchildren; Kendall Delvige, Jeffery and Madison Harrison, Gavyn, Sulyvan, and Ivyn Lopez, Sadie and Owen Fikac, and Ross Williams.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leslie Charles Kaiser; infant son, Leslie Charles Kaiser Jr.; daughter Diana Marie Kaiser; granddaughter, Cheryl Helene Delvige; son-in-law Jim Delvige, brothers, Bennie “Buckshot” Ross and Gilbert Ross.
Visitation 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2018 at Thiele Cooper Funeral Home with rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating. Entombment to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Mausoleum.
Memorials may be given to Dornburg Center of Compassion (a Hospice Inpatient Care Facility), St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, or charity of your choice.