Audrey (Luce) Kaiser

Audrey Clara (Luce) Kaiser, age 80, of Prior Lake, MN, entered eternal peace on Monday, June 24, 2019. 

A visitation will be on Monday, July 1 from 3-7 pm and on Tuesday, July 2 from 9:30-10:45, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am, all at St. Michael Catholic Church, 16400 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake. Father Tom Walker will preside. Pallbearers will be the oldest grandchild from each of her children; Holly Ziebarth, Emily Muelken, Amanda Kaiser, Maria Traxler, Tom Fix, Jack Kaiser, Ashley DeMarais, and Morgan Nawrocki. Audrey will be laid to rest at a private family interment at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.  

Roman Frederick and Louise Mary (Lenzmeier) Luce proudly announced the birth of Audrey on July 5, 1938, at their home in Prior Lake, MN. She was the 6th of 9th children. Audrey graduated from Shakopee High School in 1956. While working as a waitress at the Spring Lake Dance Hall, she met Clarence “Clancy” Kaiser. Their love flourished and they were married on February 23, 1957, at Holy Family Church, in Mason City, Iowa. Audrey and Clancy became the proud parents to eight children, Rita, Renee, Randy, Linda, Lisa, Rory, Rhonda and Robin.  

Besides being a wife, mother and grandma, Audrey worked side by side with Clancy for years, starting, owning and operating Clancy’s Bar and Pizza since 1982. She was the driving force of a successful business. Audrey was instrumental in creating the menu, and she ran a strict and spotless kitchen. In 2003, she and Clancy retired, passing on the torch to their sons, Randy and Rory.  

Audrey and Clancy spent winters at Stonecrest in Summerfield, Florida. She remained very active in the community by joining the choir, playing water volleyball and golf, crafting, dancing, and most of all, socializing and creating longtime friendships.  

Audrey had a strong faith in God. She was always involved in the life of the parish. Audrey felt extremely close to the Lord, especially when she received the Eucharist.    

Although faith and family were most important, Audrey also had other interests. In her earlier and mid years, Audrey enjoyed participating in a bowling league and playing golf. She took an interest in shooting sporting clays and went on to become the South Dakota State Champ, as well as competing in other national tournaments. Audrey also enjoyed being outdoors working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Audrey spent countless hours in the kitchen showing her love to family and friends with a variety of delicious food. Audrey also had talent in needlework, ceramics, jewelry making and basket weaving.   

Forever missed, Audrey will be forever loved by husband, Clancy; children, Renee (Larry Muelken) Kaiser-Muelken, Randy (Faith) Kaiser, Linda (John) Traxler, Lisa (Mike) Fix, Rory (Jane) Kaiser, Rhonda (Val) Zweber, Robin (Phil) Nawrocki; Rita’s significant other, Brian Johnson; grandchildren, Holly (Dan) Ziebarth, Heather (Nate Marr) Flood, Emily Muelken, Peter Muelken, Amanda Kaiser, Jake (Trisha) Kaiser, Joe (Alex) Kaiser, Maria (Daniel Neuburger) Traxler, John Paul Traxler, Angela Traxler, Tom Fix, Kelly Fix, Jack Kaiser, Mary Kaiser, Ashley (Danny) DeMarais, Hailey (Alex) Linneman, Sally Zweber, Morgan Nawrocki, Peyton Nawrocki, Carson Nawrocki; great-grandchildren, Alexis Turner, Autumn Schmidt, CJ Schmidt, Will Ziebarth, Brylee Aldrich, Cuyler Flood, Aubrey Marr, Irelyn Marr, Lucy DeMarais, Rhett Kaiser;  siblings, Leon Luce, Mark (Arlene) Luce, Louanne (Lyle) Krueger, Helene (Steve) Schmitt; sister-in-law, Benilee Luce; brother-in-law, Gilbert Kerber; other loving relatives and devoted friends. 

There to welcome Audrey home in eternal peace is daughter, Rita Ziehlsdorff; parents, Roman and Louise Luce; siblings, Eugene (Mary) Luce, Elsie Kerber, Jim (Joanne) Luce, Neil Luce and sister-in-law, Arlene Luce; nieces and nephews. 

Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation proudly cared and served the Kaiser family. www.ballardsunderfuneral.com 

 

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  1. Audrey was my neighbor at Fish Lake where I spent my summers from my teens into my early adulthood. She was beautiful on the inside and the outside. I watched how she cared for her children and she was a great example to me. I’m sorry to hear of her passing. Her beauty will continue to shine on in her heavenly home. With sympathy to her family and many prayers.

  2. Holly Vohnoutka

    So sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing. She was a very loving & kind lady, and we have many wonderful memories of her.
    God Bless!
    Kevin & Holly Vohnoutka

  3. Audrey was my neighbor at Fish lake where I spent all my teen and early adult summers. She was a beautiful lady on the inside and on the outside. I watched how she cared for her children and she was a great example to me. I’m sorry to hear of her passing. Surely her Beauty is shining brightly as is she, now in her Heavenly Home. My sympathy to the family. You are all in my prayers.

  4. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May “the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) along with the love and support of family and friends comfort you greatly at this difficult time.

  5. Ginger and Ron Schlagheck

    Clancy, so sad to hear of Audrey’s passing. Didn’t know you guys long but loved Audrey. Her welcoming us to the neighborhood with open arms, and her annual afternoon going home ladies get together. Will have a fondness in my heart for a lady that was so kind. The
    sadness in my heart is great and my
    deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  6. Clarence and family,
    So sorry to hear of Audrey’s death. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Ethel and Orville

  7. Darlene Menke 04 12

    Clarence and family, I am so sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Audrey. She will surely be missed by all of her family and you Clancy. We will miss her very much this Sept. as she was always with you at the class reunion. I remember lots of good times at dances, golfing and just hanging out in the years past. RIP Audrey till we meet again. No more suffering in God’s loving arms.

  8. So sorry to hear about Audrey–Audrey was a hard working woman and she loved her children and her husband-She is in Gods hands know and he will take very good care of her-Rest in Peace Wonderful Lady

  9. Julie and Jeff Nawrocki

    Audrey was so kind, witty, took a keen interest in others and loved whatever she did. Sending sympathy to all and may she Rest In Peace. XO

  10. I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WOULD BE
    NICE TO HEAR FROM A LOVED ONE
    WHEN THEY GOT TO HEAVEN, AND
    WHAT IS WAS LIKE.
    WELCOME TO HEAVEN.
    TO AUDLEY KAISER.
    IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT
    WHEN I PASSED THROUGH
    THAT LIGHT
    AND STOOD IN THE ARMS OF JESUS.
    HE SAID AUDLEY
    YOUR FREE
    YOUR UP HERE WITH ME
    AND NOW YOUR AN ANGLE
    AMONG US.
    SO WELCOME TO HEAVEN
    A PLACE WE ALL GO
    WERE THE MEMORY OF LIFE
    IS THE LIFE OF THE SOUL.

    IT’S UP HERE IN HEAVEN
    THIS IS MY FATHER’S PLACE
    NO MENTION OF RELIGION
    AND ALL HUMAN RACE.
    YOU MIGHT NEVER SEE HIM
    BUT YOU WILL UNDERSTAND
    HE’S GOD
    AND THIS IS HIS PLAN.

    SO WELCOME TO HEAVEN
    A PLACE WE ALL GO
    WHERE THE MEMORY OF LIFE
    IS THE LIFE OF THE SOUL.

    HE DOESN’T PLAN
    HOW TO TAKE YOU
    IT JUST HAPPENS THAT WAY
    AND THEN YOU CROSS OVER
    AND IN HEAVE YOU STAY.

    SO WELCOME TO HEAVEN
    A PLACE WE ALL GO
    WHERE THE MEMORY IF LIFE
    IS THE LIFE OF THE SOUL.
    ALWAYS BUSY IN LIFE AUDLEY
    NOW REST IN PEACE.

  11. Dana C Rasmussen

    I’m so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you as you greive.

  12. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

  13. I’m so sorry to hear about Audrey. We had so much fun playing golf together in the days when we were both well! Could you give me an idea where to send remembrance to? Thanks.

  14. Clancy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Audrey was truly special – will never forget her laughter and thoughtfulness. Love to you and your family.

  15. Art and Jean Chetney

    Just heard of Audrey’s passing. Feel so fortunate that we were able to meet Audrey and Clancy in Florida and spend good times with them. You could tell that Audrey loved life and thoroughly enjoyed it. Even when she was going trough her treatments she was out and about when she could. I remember her telling me when she decided to stop treatments that she just wanted to do whatever she felt like doing …..and we’re sure no one stopped her. Clancy, you and your family have our heartfelt sympathy at this time. May the many memories you have sustain you, for she will always be with you. God bless.

  16. Uncle Clancy,
    You and Auntie Audrey plus your whole family took us in and basically adopted me and our children (Byrons) after his passing as a loved and welcomed part of your family. Please know that we consider ourselves to be very blessed ! Every now and then, we meet an angle that walks among us, I believe Auntie Audrey was one of those angels, then when all lessons have been taught, and bars have been set high, God then calls his angels back home. My heart breaks for you and your family! For as broken hearted as I feel myself, just envisioning my Byron at the gates of heaven to welcome her with a loving embrace from her nephew makes me happy. Uncle Clancy please know that we love you and that we’ll always be there for you! Our sincere and deepest condolences and sympathies! Much love : Diana and family.

  17. Dear Family of Audrey.
    Sorry I can’t be at the services for Audrey.
    She was one of my favorite cousins.
    My prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Patricia Kaufenberg

    To the family of Audrey: I wish you peace and comfort at the time of your loss. Audrey was my very good friend in high school, and I have beautiful memories of her. Thank you.
    Patty Lenzmeier Kaufenberg

  19. Jan and I are so sorry to hear about Audrey’s passing. She was a wonderful lady with a delightful personality. Jan and I so enjoyed playing golf with Audrey and Clancy when we first moved to Stonecrest. Our condolences go out to Clancy and the family. Sorry we were so late in responding. Our email is spotty up here in the Adirondack mts.

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