The Duncan Banner
John Henry Kaiser, 86, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Country Club Care Nursing Home in Duncan, Oklahoma.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at the New Bethel Cemetery, Byng. Services are under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the funeral home.
John was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Ada, to William B. and Mary Myrtle Hart Kaiser. He graduated from Byng High School, was a veteran serving in the US Navy. He played baseball for the Navy Islanders, AAA Baseball in the Sooner Sate Baseball League with the Chickasha Chiefs, the Paris (Texas) Orioles and the Duncan Cementers.
He married Naomi Coffey on April 15, 1955, in Ada, and she preceded him in death Sept. 21, 1986.
John retired from Halliburton Services in 1979, co-owned and operated the “Return Motel” in Madill, from 1979 to 1982, and returned to Byng to work in the school system from 1986 to 1996, then returned to Duncan to enjoy retirement.
John is survived by two sons: Mike Kaiser and wife Cindy of Duncan, and Ronnie Kaiser and wife Janet of Wichita Falls, Texas; four brothers, including his twin: Joe Kaiser of Duncan, Harry Kaiser and wife Yvonne of Enid, Don Kaiser and wife Sue of Ada, and James Paul Kaiser and wife Ann of Birmingham, Ala.; five sisters: Pauline Ross of Ada, Betty Sue Thompson of Midwest City, Mary Lou Miller of Tulsa, Roberta Moote and husband Glen of Wichita, Kan., and Rebecca Boren and husband Roy of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren: Renea Gregston and husband Davy, Cody Kaiser and fiancee’ Kaylee Byrne, Jake Kaiser and wife Angela, and Justin Kaiserl three great-grandchildren: Emma, Jonah and Naomi Kaiser; and a host of other family and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; three sisters: Gretchen Kaiser, Juanita O’Donnell and Geraldine Stanfield; and a great-grandchild, Gavin Kaiser.
Pallbearers will be Jake Kaiser, Justin Kaiser, Cody Kaiser, Davy Gregston, William Burden and Scott Burden.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.