Kenneth “Rusty” Kaiser, age 74, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children, on December 2, 2020 at Froedtert Hospital of Milwaukee. He was born on July 15, 1946 to John and Beatrice (Renzelmann) Kaiser in Sheboygan. He attended Trinity Lutheran School, and later graduated from South High School, Class of 1964. Upon graduation, he entered the workforce having positions at R-Way, Watertown Table Slides, and later retired from Georgia Pacific. During his retirement, he had worked as a parking lot attendant at Boston Store, and served as a crossing guard for Longfellow Elementary School until his passing. He delighted in the connections he made with those students. He was joined in marriage to Jonice Pavell on November 25, 1972. They were blessed with three children: Christopher, Kevin, and Nicole. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, his children, Christopher (Michele) Kaiser, of Sheboygan, Kevin (April) Kaiser of Mission Viejo, CA, and Nicole (Timothy) Punke of Sheboygan; grandchildren Courtney Kaiser, Gavin, Anna, and Mollie Kaiser, Kennedy and Isaac Punke, and two step-grandchildren, Andrea and Eric Schoerner; his sister, Lois Faas of Plymouth, WI; his nephew, Warren (Maryann) Faas of Sheboygan Falls. Rusty was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John, a sister, Janet, brother-in-law, Eugene Faas, and nephew, Dennis Faas. Rusty had a passion for cars and racing, especially hot rods, including his 1964 Buick Wildcat, 1967 GTO, and replica 1923 Model A Roadster. He was also an avid bowler, who won city singles titles, and a state UAW/CIO All-Events tournament title. He was a member of the North Bowl Hall of Fame. He also bowled in national events. He was a self-proclaimed above-average softball player, known as “Cleats” Kaiser. He also coached his sons’ softball teams to numerous league and tournament titles. During retirement, Rusty also took great pride in keeping his Harley in pristine condition and going for long rides along the lake. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church and instilled the importance of faith in his children and grandchildren. Rusty’s family wishes to thank Dr. Elizabeth Zurich for her compassion and care, as well as the staff at Froedtert Hospital who provided him with comfort and support. Special thanks to Pastor Mech for his home visits with the Lord’s Supper. Due to the pandemic, a private family service will be held. The family regrets that an open service and receiving line can’t be held for those who knew Rusty. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Rusty’s name.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com