Ronald ‘Gene’ Kaiser, 74, of Lake Norden, S.D., died Sat., Nov. 21, 2020, surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held on Wed., Nov. 25, 2020, at Preston Christian Church in rural Bruce, S.D., and can be viewed on the Geise Funeral Home Facebook page.
Ronald ‘Gene’ Kaiser was born on Dec. 14, 1945, to John and Anna Joy ‘Joyce’ (Krueger) Kaiser in Rock Rapids, Iowa. He grew up in George, Iowa, graduating from George Community High School in 1964. He served in the U.S. Army before working as a mechanic in Rock Rapids, Iowa and later in Huron, S.D. He was married to Linda Fetzer. They had three children, John Edwin, Kristine Annette and Lisa Marie. He began his career in well digging and eventually started Kaiser Well Works, for many years working along with his son. He later married Karen Denison.
Gene was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents, John and Joyce Kaiser; his brother, Byron Kaiser; brothers-in-law, Frank ‘Dutch’ (Joleen) Meester and Jerry (Joan) Steenblock; son-in-law, Brian (Kris) Graslie; niece, Anna Kaiser and many aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his three children, John (Janelle) Kaiser of Lake Norden, Kris Graslie of Brookings and Lisa Kaiser of Huron; two sisters, Joan Steenblock and Joleen Meester; grandchildren, Eric Stoddard, Kelly (Aaron) Hietpas, Alyssa Kaiser, Brooke (Haydn) Stoddard, Adam Watson, Kaitlyn Kaiser and Jadyn Kaiser; two great-grandchildren, Alyson Kaiser and Hayes Hietpas.
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