In memory of

Marilyn I. Keiser

March 8, 1929 - December 16, 2023
From: Wall Lake, IA | Originally: Lake View, IA
Marilyn I. Keiser

Marilyn I. Keiser

Born: March 8, 1929
Died: December 16, 2023
Age: 94
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Marilyn I. Keiser, age 94 of Wall Lake, Iowa formerly of Lake View, Iowa passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake. 
  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2023, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lake View. Burial will be in the Ferguson Cemetery in Lake View. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Wall Lake.
   Marilyn Irene (Lille) Keiser was born March 8, 1929, in Lake View, Iowa, the only child of Isabel Marie (McLeod) and Lester William Lille. She was baptized April 1, 1945, and became a member of the Lake View First Congregational Church on August 25, 1956.
  On November 16, 1947, Marilyn was united in marriage to Austin Junior Keiser at the First Congregational Church in Lake View, Iowa. This union was blessed with three children: Kimberly Marie, Kristin Ann and Kevin Austin. They made their home on the Keiser Century Farm in Clinton Township where Austin had been born. In 2000 they moved into Wall Lake.
  Marilyn graduated from Lake View High School in 1946, where she was active in music - participating in Girls Glee Club, chorus, solo work, sextet, band and Carnival Musicals. High school years were war years, and she was employed at the Lake View Resort, Black Hawk Café and the office of Dr. C. D. Gibson. These years were fun years spent dancing to big bands at Lakewood Ballroom.
  After graduation, she was employed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture in the State House. She worked for the Census Bureau in the 1960s and 1970s. For three years she worked at Lake View Concrete Tile. The majority of her working years were spent at Quinn Popcorn and Poppin Time. Marilyn retired in 1994 after serving the popcorn industry for over twenty years.Church activities were important to Marilyn where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, served on the Board of Trustees and was a member of the 1986 Building Committee. She served as President and Secretary of the Women’s Fellowship. She was a lifetime member of the Lake View Historical Society, a board member of the Lake View Museum and secretary of the Lake View Historical Preservation Commission. She was secretary of the Lake View Federated Women’s Club, the Sac County Federated Club and served as Clinton Township clerk. Interest in fine arts continued with season tickets to the Sioux City Symphony, Orpheum Productions, Okoboji Summer Theater and All Strings Attached. Marilyn also found enjoyment in her various travels.
  Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband Austin (2003), and grandson Jon Ziegmann (2019).
  She is survived by three children, Kimberly (John) Mitchell of Sioux Falls, SD, Kristin (Bob) Ziegmann of Wall Lake, IA, and Kevin (Gayle) Keiser of Robins, IA; Seven grandchildren, Brian (Amy) Mitchell of Sioux Falls, SD, Scott (Becky) Mitchell of Gilbert, AZ, Jennifer Olson of Dumont, IA, Joel Ziegmann of Odebolt, IA, Erin (Luke) McKaig of Lee’s Summit, MO, Mackenzie (Chris Walker) Keiser of Kansas City, MO, and Mike (Megan) Keiser of Farmington, MN; Eleven great-grandchildren, Jena, Lauren, Brycen, Amaya, Rianne, Sadie, Reece, Ryler, Kenasyn, Ava and Caroline; many other extended family members and friends. 
Funeral Service
11:00 a.m., Friday
December 22, 2023
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Lake View, Iowa

5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday
December 21, 2023
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa


Monday, January 1, 2024 at 8:57 AM
“Marilyn and I worked closely together as members of the Lake View Historic Preservation Commission. She and my husband, Jim, served on the Lake View Museum Board together for several years. She shared her passion for history of Lake View and surrounding areas. Rest in peace, Marilyn!”
- Lois Manuel Long
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at 8:59 AM
“So sorry for the passing of your Mother. Prayers and condolences to you and Gayle and the rest of the family. ”
- Elaine Bruning
Monday, December 25, 2023 at 9:12 AM
“Kim, so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Sending sympathy to you. My Dad and your Mom worked together at Quinn's for many years. ”
- Jeri Schwanz Bottenfield
Monday, December 18, 2023 at 2:34 PM
“What a lady!! Many of us in Lake View will remember Marilyn as a valuable resource of local history. As a "rookie" on the Lake View Historic Preservation Commission back in 1999, Marilyn was a great mentor teaching the "ropes" of the commission. I respected her knowledge, information, and devotion in the restoration of the stone piers. She will be missed, but we'll cherish the memories and hopefully remember the knowledge she shared with us. ”
- Ken and Sue Barney
Monday, December 18, 2023 at 2:34 PM
“Extending our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother. Best wishes to all of you in this difficult time.”
- Tim and Agnes Freese and family
Monday, December 18, 2023 at 1:07 PM
“To the Keiser--My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Marilyn was a very special special person-so enjoyed knowing her and having such good visits at dinner at Kathy's Korner. Loved to hear her history lessons of the Lake View area and town and her family's Clan. I wished that she Mrs. Onstot could have been recorded talking about the local history. What a interesting piece that would have been. She will be so very much missed. ”
- Dorothy Evans
Monday, December 18, 2023 at 8:40 AM
“Keith and I send our prayers and condolences to the family. Marilyn and Fran shared lots of memories through the years. She will be missed.”
- Fran Determann
Monday, December 18, 2023 at 8:40 AM
“So sorry for your loss. I worked with Marilyn at Quinn Popcorn for 5 years. She was a very hard working person and yet was fun to work with. She will be missed.”
- Scott R Cook
Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 10:47 AM
“We enjoyed talking with Marilyn so much. She knew so much about the history of Lake View, as well as Odebolt, Wall Lake & Sac City. She was always lending us books, and saving news articles for us. She was so kind and comforting when our Mother's died. She will be missed, but her legacy will live on in her work at the History museum and through out the area.”
- Judy & Allen Koessel
Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 10:46 AM
“Thinking of you and your family, may the memories of the years with your mother give you comfort. ”
- Carolyn LaFever
Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 10:46 AM
“Our condolences to the Keiser family. ”
- Glenn & Janice Determann
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