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Carol Ann Kaiser

Carol Kaiser, 77, left this earth to be with the Lord on November 18, 2021, after complications with pneumonia ended her fifth and final battle with cancer.

With determination, she lived by her words “It ain’t over, ‘til it’s over,” first spoken eighteen years ago after her first diagnosis.

Born April, 1944 in Detroit, MI to Robert and June (Freer) Anderson. Siblings included sisters’ the late Judy Emery, Sue and Kim, and brother, the late Robert Anderson. Loving wife to the late Jim Kaiser, mother to Judie Kaiser and Jimmie (Carol L.) Kaiser and grandmother to Paul Travis. Fond niece, cousin and friend to many.

Carol was born only 3 ½ lbs., along with her identical twin, Judy, whom she adored. Carol had pure love for family, her husband, children, and was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed hosting parties and all were made to feel welcomed and at-home.

Carol was creative. She loved music, singing and playing the piano by ear. She sang her first on stage performance with her twin sister at age 5. Many were awed by her God-given artistic talents (drawings/paintings, sewing, crafts, interior decorating and life-like oil paintings of people). Carol continued on with her painting throughout her life, leaving an unfinished painting as she passed.

Carol was proud of her Native-American heritage and belonged to a non-profit organization, South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc. (SEMII) and learned the history and cultures, attended pow-wows and enjoyed arts and crafts.

Upon retirement, Carol and Jim moved to northern Michigan, where family vacations were had, as they loved and respected nature and the outdoors. In the remaining years of her life, she resided in Illinois with the comfort and care of her daughter.

Carol’s passion for life, driven nature, laugher brought on by her as she naturally made people laugh, sense of humor, cheerful, outgoing and high energy disposition, wonderfully flamboyant ensemble, and yes, the eye lashes, will all be missed. She was “down to earth” and brightened lives with her smile, her art and her loving presence.

A celebration of life is intended with time and place TBD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to SEMII.

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.

Make a donation to SOUTH EASTERN MICHIGAN INDIANS INC in honor of Carol Ann Kaiser


A most unique and loving woman! May her memory be a comfort to those who mourn her loss. She was blessed to have such a devoted daughter who took the best care of her Mother, always putting her needs first.

Sam Jones Dec 2 2021 12:42 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carol Kaiser

Sam Jones Dec 2 2021 12:39 AM

A truly beautiful soul that shared a special bond with my grandmother. I will miss her so and am. truly blessed to have made it out to see her with my mom❤

Brandon Drapeau Nov 30 2021 10:25 PM

So sorry for the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful woman. Sending my love and prayers to you and your family. 🙏🏻❤️

Sandy Wallace-Prey Nov 30 2021 6:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carol Kaiser

Shawn Maynard Nov 30 2021 1:56 PM

I have such great memories of being with Carol and family all through my childhood. Carol was such a kind and loving soul with a lot of her Mom in her. I will miss her deeply.


Shawn & David Maynard Nov 30 2021 1:54 PM

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Sending Love and empathy to you. You and your Mother will both be in my prayers. Condolences from my Family to your Family

Cynthia Hicks Nov 30 2021 12:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carol Kaiser

Anita Chadha Nov 30 2021 12:27 PM

I always felt at home at your house.
I will always remember playing on the piano with you as a kid. ❤️
I Will miss the camping adventures we would all go on.
We shared a lot in common.
Love for design and music and makeup! ❤️
You were so beautiful. I always admired you outgoing personality and how you would tell it like it is. I will miss you I wish I was there to say goodbye. But this isn't goodbye. It's I will see you later. Until we are all reunited one sweet day.
Love Olivia

Olivia Nov 30 2021 12:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carol Kaiser

Olivia Ifezue Nov 30 2021 12:21 PM

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