Genevieve E. Kaiser

August 31, 1931January 5, 2019

Genevieve DeVany Kaiser was born August 31, 1931 in Devils Lake, North Dakota to Daniel and Julia McDonell DeVany. She grew up on a farm about nine miles west of Devils Lake. She attended Poplar Grove School and then St. Mary's Academy, graduating in May 1949. In August of 1949, she began working at Central Telephone Company as a switchboard operator. She later worked at the North Dakota School for the Deaf in Devils Lake for 19 years. On August 18, 1952, Genevieve married Michael J. Kaiser at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake. They raised four daughters: Catherine Kaiser, Pensacola, FL; Ruth Kaiser, Sioux Falls, SD; Mary Kaiser, Pensacola, FL; Marjorie Tinch (Ray), Pensacola, FL. Genevieve was an avid reader and loved Jeopardy! and socializing with friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 1994, she moved to Pensacola, FL, and was an active member of the Newcomer's Club and several other clubs and organizations. Genevieve is preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, her parents, brother, and three sisters. She is survived by her children, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers: Lynne Sanderson, Michael Very, Daniel Kaiser, Sarah Tinch, Matthew Tinch, Joseph Kaiser Active pallbearers: Michael Very, Sarah Tinch, Matthew Tinch, Joseph Kaiser, Ray Tinch, Patrick Field, Douglas Long

A Mass will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pensacola, Florida.

Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Michael Very
  • Sarah Tinch
  • Matthew Tinch
  • Joseph Kaiser
  • Ray Tinch
  • Patrick Field
  • Douglas Long
  • Lynne Sanderson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael Very, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Daniel Kaiser, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sarah Tinch, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Matthew Tinch, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joseph Kaiser, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Catholic Mass Thursday, January 10, 2019

Genevieve E. Kaiser

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Amy Blake

February 4, 2019

Gen and Mike lived two houses away from us in Devils Lake. She was a wonderful neighbor and dear friend to my mom. Gen was always so friendly and happy. I can still hear her joyful voice. I think I can speak for all of my siblings when I say we always waited to get Gen's Christmas present. She didn't buy us individual gifts, she would put a bunch (and I mean a bunch) of goodies in a box for all of us to share. It was awesome!! Things we just didn't go out and buy back then. Candy, beef jerkey , chips, etc. Mike would oil our bikes/tricycles when we would go up and down the sidewalk. I'll never forget getting the phone call when Mike died. I always enjoyed hearing about the fun our parents had together. I have a lot of wonderful memories of our great neighbors. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest in peace Gen!! Tell mom Hi!!
Sincere Condolences.
Amy (Arends) Blake

Faye Robinson

January 11, 2019

Gen and I have been friends for a long time. I enjoyed my time with her and we did spend quite a bit of time together. When she no long choose to drive, I was happy to take her to her doctor's appointments, to Book Club and other functions that would present itself. She loved books, eating out and just being friends. She always had another story to tell, or sometimes told the story that I had heard before. I didn't mind, as I am sure that I do the same thing. Often when Book club was on the other side of town, she would ask if I was taking her to Alabama or elsewhere, and that maybe we should have brought our lunch. It was my great pleasure to have known her and call her as my friend.