Darlene Ann Kaiser, 75, passed away September 27, 2022
After a lengthy illness, Darlene Ann Kaiser passed away surrounded by her loving family. Born on February 1, 1947 in Alpena, Michigan, to Leo and Gertrude Tadajewski, Darlene was the baby of the family with four older sisters and a brother.
Darlene married her high school sweetheart, Ronald Kaiser, in 1968 and together they shared a life of love, joy, and adventure. The first twelve years of their life together was spent in East Lansing, Michigan. Darlene was busy raising their two boys and working as a teacher’s aid in pre-school and later in retail. In 1980, the family moved to College Station and Darlene began a 30-year career at Texas A&M University. She started in hospitality at the Memorial Student Center, moved to accounting at the bookstore, and finished her career in Business Services.
Darlene was the anchor of the family, ensuring that every new house was a home. She was a dedicated mother, first and foremost, who treasured her children and embraced every moment with them, but especially loved her role as a grandma! Darlene was the family seamstress, knitter, and quilter of baby blankets for her sons, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. She spent many hours at baseball and softball fields watching her children and grandchildren play the game she loved. Although Darlene didn’t fish, she accompanied her family on many fishing adventures in Michigan, Colorado, and Texas.
Darlene was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in College Station and together with her husband were members of the 100 founding families of the parish.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Ronald; her sons, Curtis and wife, Sabrina, and Scott and wife, Erika; her grandchildren Kristin, Connor, Emily, and Mackenzie Kaiser; three sisters, Rita Cook and Esther Gerszewski of Alpena, Mi, Blanche Kline of Howell, Mi and brother Leo Tadajewski of Alpena, Mi; two sister in laws Nancy Desrocher (Michael) of Jenison, Mi, Mary Burns of Coatsville, Pa, and a brother-in-law, John Kaiser (Laurie) of Menomonee, Wi and several nieces and nephews .
Donations can be made in Darlene’s memory to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. or online at https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=location-donate-online