Priscilla Helen Kieber, 87, of Wilmington, died peacefully Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in Wilmington. Born 9 June 1922 in Detroit, Mich., to Walter and Helen (Moraniec) Lasecki, Mrs. Kieber, a resident of The Kemptons in Wilmington for several months, had resided in Cape Carteret for 15 years.
Mrs.Kieber graduated from St.Anthony’s High School in Detroit. She worked for several years as a fashion model before attending the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan. She began her career at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. As an operating room nurse at Riverview Hospital in Red Bank, N.J., for 13 years, Mrs. Kieber was known for her upbeat personality, her kindness, her patience and her ready smile.
An active member of St. Mildred’s Parish, Swansboro, Mrs. Kieber was a past president of the Women’s Guild. She volunteered in many community and church activities throughout her life, recently as a Volunteer at the Hem of His Garment retail shop.
She enjoyed golfing, gardening, knitting, cooking, painting and bridge.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert, she is survived by her sister Gladys (Hank) Klauke. Also surviving are nine children, Gregory of Stamford, Conn., Marie Kieber-Emmons of Little Rock, Ark., Carolyn Grady of Fredonia, N.Y., Rabi of Riverdale, N.Y., David of Manlius, N.Y., Susan Prusinski of Warsaw, Poland, Robert Jr. of Wilmington, Joseph of Chapel Hill and Thomas of Brooklyn N.Y. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be offered Monday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark Catholic Church in Wilmington. A public viewing will precede the service at 9 a.m.
Burial is 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com.