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Helen A (Kaiser) Doepper

January 15, 1932 ~ January 20, 2021 (age 89)


Mrs. Helen A. Kaiser Doepper, age 89, of Calabash, NC passed away on Wednesday the twentieth of January 2021 in The Palmettos Assisted Living of Mauldin, SC.

Mrs. Helen was born in Mineola, NY on the fifteenth of January 1932 to the late Alexander and Helen Iffinger Kaiser. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of seventy years, Fred James “Jimmy” Doepper; a daughter, Carol Jean Sieracki, as well as her sister, Ruth M. Kaiser-Kessinger and her brother,  Alexander Kaiser Jr.

Mrs. Helen enjoyed and excelled at ice skating in her early years and as time went by, she became a talented seamstress and an avid reader. In her later years she enjoyed birdwatching. 

Although she was confirmed in the Presbyterian faith, Helen was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Commack, NY and she attended the Seaside United Methodist Church Sunset Beach, NC for many years. 

These special thoughts are from a loving daughter: “My mother was an amazing woman. She had a great sense of style-always had a way of looking great with little effort. 

Her talents were many-an amazing seamstress-made my dance recital costumes for many years and stayed on top of clothing trends to design very stylish clothing for me and my sister through high school. She was always working on a home design project as well as making her own decorations for every holiday. 

My mother was a life-long friend to many-a wonderful sister, wonderful aunt and an amazing partner to my dad for 70 years. My dad preceded my mom in death by seven months. During this time my mother was lost without him. She missed him very deeply and was ready to reunite with him when she passed. 

Finally, she was an amazing mother to my sister and myself-always concerned about our health and happiness. The last time I visited her she was hardly speaking- yet as I was getting up to leave, she said to me “be careful driving”, exactly what she said every single time I would get in the car. A caring and loving mom to the very end. I will miss her every day for the rest of my life. 

Surviving are her loving daughter, Elaine Burdulis and husband Paul of Simpsonville, SC; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as very special nieces and nephews. 

Memorial services will be conducted at a time when it is deemed safe to do so.

The family requests with gratitude that donations be made in *memory of her daughter, Carol, to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at JDRF, 200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10281 or

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