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Paul W. Kaiser

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

TAMPICO – Paul W. Kaiser, 97, of Tampico, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Prophets Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown.

Paul was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Deer Grove, the son of Amil and Emma (Miller) Kaiser. He was united in marriage to Verna Peterson on Aug. 19, 1950, in Tampico. He served in the Army during World War II in North Africa and Europe. He farmed in the Hahnaman Township area during his lifetime. He also worked at Mitchell’s Melons and worked for Ron Kelly. He was a member of Tampico Baptist Church. He was a former Deer Grove School Board member and former Tampico Cemetery Board member.

He is survived by his wife, Verna Kaiser of Tampico; one son, Karl Kaiser of Tampico; two daughters, Alice Kaiser of Prophetstown and Joy (John) Haddock of Somonauk; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; one stepgrandson; three step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene (Carol) Kaiser of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Tampico Baptist Church, and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Karl Kaiser, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Garland Funeral Home in Tampico is handling arrangements.

A memorial has been established to Tampico Baptist Church.

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