Kenneth Earl Kaiser
January 31, 1943 - December 11, 2017
Kenneth Earl Kaiser, 74, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017. Kenneth was born on January 31, 1943 in Paw Paw, IL, the son of Earl Philip and Phoebe (Grunderman) Kaiser.
Ken was a 1961 graduate of Paw Paw High School and upon graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and served our country for four years as a Military Police Officer. After his service, he returned to his hometown of Paw Paw, Illinois and was soon hired by Northern Illinois University’s police department. He was employed as a patrol officer and worked his way through the ranks, ending his career as a Lieutenant Detective for the department. He attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA in 1974 receiving special training in criminal investigation over a three-month period. He retired in 1992 after 27 years of service to the department. Upon his retirement, Ken took on positions as a groundskeeper for both the Paw Paw and Earlville Country Clubs over a course of 14 years. This job suited Ken’s unmatched work ethic and dedication to the people of his community and its surrounding area. Ken was a dedicated member of the Paw Paw Volunteer Fire Department as well as the American Legion Post #511 and the Paw Paw United Methodist Church.
Ken is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Kaiser, and one son, Danny (Katherine) Kaiser of Dwight IL, and a brother, John (Linda) Kaiser. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Valerie (Brian) Reed, Ryan Kaiser, Lindsay Kaiser, and Wesley Kaiser as well as one great-granddaughter, Kenlee Scarlet. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. His family was his pride and joy.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Darrin, a brother Richard, and a sister, Marilyn (Ronald) Schmid.
Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Paw Paw United Methodist Church, 370 Wiley Ave., in Paw Paw.
A funeral service will be 11 A.M. Thursday, December 14, 2017, at the Paw Paw United Methodist Church with Pastor Dave Holden officiating. Interment will follow in the Wyoming Township Cemetery.
Contributions in Kenneth’s memory may be directed to the American Legion Post 511. Please visit www.TormanFuneralHome.com to sign the online guest book.