August 18, 1934 - March 28, 2011
Kaiser DVM, age 76, died, March 28, 2011 after a courageous battle with
Alzheimerís. His funeral service will be at 1:30pm on Saturday, April 2,
2011at the Hartford United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 12
noon on Friday with the family present from 5-7pm with a prayer service at
7pm, all at Miller West Funeral Chapel
David was born on August 18, 1934 at home in Phillips County Kansas to
Arnold and Anna (Colby) Kaiser. He attended and graduated from Long Island
High School in 1952. Immediately after high school, David enrolled at KSC,
where he graduated with a BS in agriculture in 1956. After graduating,
David joined the US Army where he faithfully served from 1956-1958.
After his honorable discharge, David married the love of his life, Lois
Corke in Studley, Kansas. After their marriage, David began working
in the dairy for the Agricultural Experiment Station in Colby, Kansas. In
1959, the couple moved to Olathe, KS where David was hired as the 4-H Club
agent for Johnson County and later for Dickinson County.
In 1961, David decided to return to college when he was accepted into
Veterinary School at Kansas State University. In June of 1965, he
graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation,
David was hired to work in Indianola, IA where he worked with two
veterinarians. Two years later, the couple moved to Humeston, Iowa where
David opened his own Veterinary Clinic. He operated that clinic until 1977
when he sold the business and was accepted into the Federal Meat
Inspection Program. David worked in Lexington, Nebraska until 1980 and in
Madison, Nebraska from 1980-1983. In April of 1983, David and Lois moved
to Hartford where David became the Circuit Supervisor for South Dakota. He
retired in 1998.
David loved working on cars and restoring them. He owned Kaiser/Frazer
Cars. David restored, repainted and even reupholstered most of his
collection. He also collected horse drawn buggies, sleighs and antique
tractors. On May 8, 2010, Davidís collection was sold by auctioneer,
Yvette VanDerBrink due to Davidís health. David was a lifelong member of
the Hartford United Methodist Church, where he assisted with the painting
of the new addition and was a past member of the Lions Club.
David is survived by his wife Lois of Hartford, South Dakota; children,
Valerie (Patrick) Whitney and Thomas Kaiser; grandchildren: Daniel
Whitney, Traci Whitney, Kathrena Whitney, Miranda Kaiser and her fiancť
Travis Jacobsma and Brooke Kaiser; brothers, Frank (Pauline) Kaiser and
John Kaiser; sister, Alta(Gary) Morris; numerous nieces and nephews and
special friends; Vicki Kaiser and Gregg Boggs and his chocolate lab,
Kallie. A special thank you goes out to the caregivers from Home Instead.
Memorials may be directed to the Hartford United Methodist Church or to
the Alzheimerís Association.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Anna Kaiser.