Selina Kaiser

selina kaiser

Selina J. Kaiser passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. She was born November 29, 1916, the daughter of H.P and Edla Juntunen.  She graduated from Rolla High School and later graduated from Interstate Business College.

Her first employment was with Western Newspaper Union.  She met her future husband, Leo Kaiser, while dining a local boarding house.  After two years of meeting over dinner, they were married on April 23, 1939. She and Leo travelled together while Leo was working as an employee of Kinney Shoes.   During the war she worked for Bill Schonberg, who was a manufacturer’s representative.  

After the birth of their son, Marvin, Sally enjoyed her time as a stay at home mom, while also being in partnership with Leo in Kaiser Shoes in Moorhead and later the Red Wing Shoe Store in Fargo.

Sally was very active in the volunteer community.  She valued her time serving on the executive committee of the Red River Valley LCA Synod, the YWCA board and Republican Women.  Sally was a very long time volunteer for St Luke’s Hospital.  She treasured the relationships that came from those associations and they appreciated her intellect and directness.

She is survived by her only son, Marvin, and his wife, Jane,  children, Elizabeth (aka Gus) and Charles of Prescott AZ; granddaughters, Shannon Street (Shane) and Susie Posey, great granddaughters Kaitlin and Gracee Street, and Piper Posey, all of Austin TX; Nieces Ruth (Dale) Overton of Cando, Dorothy (Leland) Lipp, of Grand Forks, David (Sue) Juntunen  of Amidon, Curtis (Heather) Juntunen of Rolla, Margie (Cary) Hande of Amidon, sister-in-law, Mary Juntunen,  many great-nieces and great-nephews, and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews of her husband, Leo, most of whom reside in Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by parents, H.P and Edla Juntunen, husband, Leo Kaiser, brothers, Wesley and Oscar Juntunen, sister-in-law, Martha (Mickey) Juntunen and nephew, Wesley Juntunen. 

Interment at a date to be determined at Mount View Cemetery in Rolla.

In lieu of flowers, please support the Eventide Foundation or the Red River Valley Hospice.

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  1. With sympathy upon hearing that of your mothers passing. A mother’s heart is truly a blessed gift to those in her care.
    Our thoughts are with you and Jane.
    Karla and Steve Price

  2. West Fargo ND

    My deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. It was great to get to know Sally during her time here at Sheyenne Crossings, and she will be deeply missed by the staff and residents here. Her life was such a wonderful example of deep faith and selfless service, and we will remember her warmly.

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers,
    Chaplain Jackie Lawson;

  3. Minot ND

    Marv & Family:
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mother. Enjoyed meeting her years ago when they used to come to Williston to visit you at the law firm!;

  4. Fargo ND

    My sympathy on Sally’s passing. She was a strong woman with a terrific heart of compassion for my family. Many treasured memories.;

  5. Williston North DakotaVery sorry to hear about your mother Marv. She was a very nice lady. Had a lot of fun with her in the couple days we spent there helping her

    Mike and Laurie;

  6. PARK RAPIDS MNSally was a very special friend. I lost track of her after she moved out of her home thus I had not heard from her for some time. She was truly a lady with a strong will and a dedicated spirit. She loved her family dearly and always spoke so highly of her granddaughters. I am a stronger person for having known her. My condolences go out to her entire family.;

  7. Dickinson Marv, I extend my sympathy to you and your family on your mother’s passing. The few times I met her many, many years ago, I remember her as a very sweet and kind lady. Blessed be her memory. ;

  8. Lake Havasu City AZMarv, sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I’m sure she is resting peacefully with the Lord.;

  9. Plantation FLIn every possible way she was a lovely lady and the world is a little smaller today without her presence. She was a devoted wife and mother. Although I did not know her closely I feel honored that I did meet her and enjoyed the magic of her personality. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends.;

  10. Williston,ND

    Our thoughts are with you, Marv and your family. We only met your mother a few times but always enjoyed her humor. I know you will miss her.;

  11. With sympathy upon hearing that of your mothers passing. A mother’s heart is truly a blessed gift to those in her care.
    Our thoughts are with you and Jane.
    Karla and Steve Price;

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