BLOOMINGTON — Patricia Ann Kaisner, 69, Bloomington, died Monday (June 10, 2013) at her residence after a courageous five-year battle with ovarian cancer.
A memorial service in her memory will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday on the grounds of Ewing Manor, Bloomington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community Cancer Center Building Fund, 407 E. Vernon Ave., Normal, IL 61761. Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia was born Aug. 23, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo., the second child of Albert and Loretta Mehner.
She is survived by two brothers, Jack (Sherri) Mehner and Mark (Debbie) Mehner, both of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one sister, Betty (Jerry) Vogelsang, Antonia, Mo.; three children, Kirsten (Mike) Duncan, Zionsville, Ind.; Erica (David) Hundman, Bloomington; and John Kaisner, Amritapuri, India; and five grandchildren, Zach and Carly Duncan, and Chloe, Gabby and Hayes Hundman.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her eldest brother Lee.
Pat attended Blackburn College in Carlinville, where she met and married Marshall Kaisner. Together, they raised a family and started Kaisner Construction as well as Kaisner Realty here in Bloomington. They were one of the original members of the Armstrong Rave and Kaisner land development group which created the “Eagle” subdivisions in the Bloomington-Normal area.
Patricia acted as president of the Bloomington-Normal Association of Realtors and was on the board of directors for the YWCA, Bank of Illinois and BroMenn Hospital. She was also a member of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, Bloomington Rotary Club and the Unitarian Church of Bloomington-Normal.
In addition, she was the proud recipient of the 1993 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Business as well as the Athena Award from the women’s division of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.
Her family would like to thank Dr. Schilder and staff at IU Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.; Dr. Migas, Dr. Sriratana and staff at the Community Cancer Center, Normal; and the staff of Advocate BroMenn.
Having said all of this we would like to take a moment to acknowledge all of the amazing friends that touched Pat’s life. You are far too many to list than space here permits, but please know that you are deeply loved and appreciated. Having you in her life was by far her greatest accomplishment.