Eunice Faye (Westphal) Kieser, age 48, of Plymouth, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born June 15, 1969, to Lloyd and Esther (Kuhlmann) Westphal. Eunice was baptized at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, and confirmed in her faith at St James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake.
She was a 1987 graduate of Howard Lake High School.
Eunice married and divorced Robert Kieser, and was blessed with two precious children, Ryan Kieser and Erika Kieser, who adored their mother as much as she adored them.
A strong, courageous, caring woman with an indomitable spirit, Eunice had a knack for always finding the best and bright side of any situation or person, seeing the positive.
She had a huge, caring heart and always thought of others first. Eunice only had to meet someone once and considered them a friend for life.
She enjoyed upbeat music and would “bust a move” frequently, encouraging those in close proximity to join her. Eunice enjoyed gardening and flowers of all kinds, and loved decorating for each season. In the summer, she could be found organizing a picnic where many family and friends would enjoy fun and food.
Eunice had a steadfast faith in Christ Jesus, that guided and gave her peace. Her contagious smile, beautiful eyes, and lyrical laugh will be remembered.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ryan Kieser; her parents, Lloyd and Esther Westphal; her nephew, Edward Zastrow; and former father-in-law, Bernie Kieser.
Eunice is survived by her daughter, Erika Kieser; sisters and brothers, Gloria Jean Westphal of Maple Lake, Arlen (Doris) Westphal of Montrose, Carolyn Westphal of Brownton, Darlene (Curt) Johnson of Montrose, Lowell (Julie) Westphal of Watertown, Kevin (Marla) Westphal of Big Lake, Janice (Randy) Danner of Atlantia, MO, and Sharon Westphal of Annandale; former mother-in-law, Deanna Kieser of Paynesville; former sister and brothers-in-law, Donna (Chuck) Strickland, Linda (Jody) Gueningsman, and Tim Kieser of Paynesville; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Eunice’s Life took place Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with visitation one hour prior to the celebration. Private interment took place at German Liberal Cemetery in Medina.
David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata handled the arrangements; davidleefuneralhome.com.