Paul Lee Kaiser went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2013.
Paul was born Aug. 1, 1936, to Helmer and Evelyn (Ferden) Kaiser in Rolfe, Iowa. Paul graduated from Rolfe High School in 1954 and from Buena Vista College in 1958 with a degree in education. He graduated from the University of Omaha-Nebraska with a master’s degree in counseling in 1960 and received his doctorate degree in education from Nova University in 1981.
Paul spent several years in education at Treynor, Iowa, where he was a teacher and football coach. He was a guidance counselor at North High School in West Union, Iowa, for 5 years. He later took a position at Area One (now known as Northeast Iowa Community College) in Calmar, Iowa, where he served in several capacities including vice president and interim president. His career at Northeast Iowa Community College spanned 25 years. He completed his professional career as an insurance counselor for the Knights of Columbus from 1989 until his retirement. Paul was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus along with being an active member of Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union, Iowa.
On Dec. 27, 1961, Paul and Therese (McDonald) were married at St. Patrick’s Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa. From this union four children were born. Kathie (Chris) Lampe, Bellevue, Iowa, Marty (Marianne) Kaiser, Rockton, Ill., Peggy (Brent) Ohl, Eldridge, Iowa, and Joe (Francesca) Kaiser, Ely, Iowa.
Paul loved to follow all of his grandchildren’s activities, Matt Lampe, Sam Lampe, Anna Lampe, Sarah Lampe, Nathan Kaiser, Tom Ohl, Charlie Ohl, Rachel Kaiser and special grandson, Joey Kaiser, deceased.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Therese; four children and nine grandchildren; and his brothers, Glenn, Gary, Lee, and Kurt.
Paul was preceded in death by his grandson Joey; Paul’s parents, Helmer and Evelyn; and his brother Greg.
The family would like to thank the staff at the University of Iowa Hospital 2JCP East for their exceptional care of Paul, as well as the staffs at Manor Care and Heartland Hospice in Davenport, Iowa.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union, Iowa, with the Rev. Dale Rausch officiating. Burial followed in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in rural West Union.
A public visitation was held on Friday, March 15, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., with a rosary service starting at 4 p.m. at Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in West Union.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to North Fayette Activities Dept. Attn: Barb Schroeder, 600 N. Pine St., West Union, IA 52175
Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in West Union was in charge of the arrangements.