(December 12, 2002)
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell for Raymond David Kaiser, 61, Powell, who was killed in a one-car rollover early Thursday, Dec. 12 south of Bridger, Mont.
He was born Oct. 16, 1941, to Alexander and Frieda Manweiler Kaiser in Billings, Mont. He graduated in 1960 from Powell High School.
In 1961, he married Venda Rekdal. Two children were born of this marriage, Duane Kaiser and Bill Kaiser, both of Marbleton, and there are two grandchildren.
He later married Mary Sprague of Greybull, and from this marriage came stepdaughter Sheila.
Mr. Kaiser worked in construction. He worked on the Flaming Gorge Dam in Utah and worked on many drilling rigs throughout the
Big Horn Basin, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota.
He will be remembered by family members as a hard worker, and he loved to hunt and fish.
Survivors include his mother, Frieda Kaiser Gilmore and stepfather, John Gilmore, of Powell; brother Wilfred Roy Kaiser of Powell; brother Ernest Kaiser of Arizona; sister and brother-in-law Sharon and Cliff Jordan of Powell; and sister Margaret Reynolds of Indiana. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father; wife Mary; and recently his sister, Shirley Hayner and brother-in-law, Gordon Hayner.
Interment was in the Lovell Cemetery.