LINCOLN, Neb. — Kenneth E. Kaiser, 91, passed away Jan. 13, in Crete, Neb. He was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Shaffer, the son of John and Rachel (Hanhardt) Kaiser.
Kenneth attended Rush County Public Elementary School and Otis Rural High School, class of 1942. He graduated from Union College, Lincoln, Neb. in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He obtained his Master’s degree from Fort Hays Kansas State College in 1969. He was a teacher/principal in the rural school system in Kansas for 30 years. He also enjoyed farming, carpentry and mechanics. He approached challenges with curiosity and tenacity.
Kenneth was called into service in the Army during World War II, serving in Japan.
He married Eleanor Engeberg in Kenmare, N.D. They lived many happy years in Kansas, first in Hoisington, then Albert. Their last years were in Lincoln, Neb. by their son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.
Kenneth was a lifetime member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor. He is survived by his daughter, Alicia and son, Jim and their families: Alicia and Rick Murray, Erin and Mark Fisk, Brayden and Andrew, Matthew and Kelly Murray, Madison and Jacob, David and Kerry Murray; Jim and Holly Kaiser, Jordan Kaiser and Katey Kaiser. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Clyde Dick, and their family.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at the La Crosse City Cemetery, in La Crosse. Contributions may be made in his name to the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7 SW 30th Ave, Great Bend, Kansas 67530.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home**
P.O. Box 550
LaCrosse, Ks. 67548
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, March 5, 2014