George Edward Kaiser

June 17, 1939May 4, 2013

GEORGE EDWARD KAISER, 73 years of age, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana. George was born June 17, 1939 in New Albany, Indiana to the late William H. and M. Mildred (Day) Kaiser. He was a graduate of Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville, IN and St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Along with his brothers, George was Owner/Operator of Kaiser Wholesale, Inc. in New Albany where he held the position of CEO. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Cardinal Ritter Council, St. Vincent DePaul Society and Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany. George had an impressive recall of sports statistics that complimented his passion for his favorite teams, Indiana University and Notre Dame. In his retirement years, he enjoyed playing cards and playing golf with his friends; but more importantly, he treasured watching his grandchildren grow up. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack and Louis Kaiser; and sister, Darlene Kaiser.

Survivors include his wife of 52 Years, Ruth Ann Uhl Kaiser; children, Sheryl King, MD (Ed), Chris Kaiser (Julie), DeAnn Burns (Dan) and Becky Wenning; sister, Joyce Krementz (Rich); brother, William Kaiser; and grandchildren, Joe, Doug, Helen, Will and Sally King, Morgan, Kate and Kendall Kaiser, Danielle, Aaron, Alec and Rachel Burns, and Derek and Josie Wenning.

Visitation will be 11:00 am ~ 8:00 pm Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in New Albany, Indiana.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Our Lady of Providence High School, St. Vincent DePaul Society or Holy Family Catholic Church.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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May 8, 2013

Ruth, I am sorry for your loss! While I did not know George very well, he seemed to be a friendly and kind man. He will be missed by the whole neighborhood. Lee Morganett

Julie Davis

May 8, 2013

Sheryl and family, I was so saddened to hear about your father. I will keep you and all of your Kaiser family in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure you will all have many wonderful memories to share to help ease the pain a little but I know the grief never really goes away! Thinking of you and praying that God is holding you all close in His loving hands!

LeAnn Bickel

May 8, 2013

George was such a nice man. I saw him at every St. Paul's School fund raiser and always gave me heck for something....mostly for being Robin's sister. I just loved seeing him and getting an opportunity to catch up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow. LeAnn Bickel

Mike Brock

May 7, 2013

Mike Brock. Man am I going to miss George! He was always so kind and treated my Father and I with respect and dignity when we saw him and spent some time with him. Your family was blessed, and know that I am thinking and praying for you. Tee it up in Heaven George!

May 7, 2013

Ruth Ann, Deanna and I want to express our condolences. We will pray for George and for you and your family. God bless you always.
Mike & Deanna Uhl, Evansville, IN

Beth Kemper

May 7, 2013

I called on George for years and have the greatest respect for him. We always shared stories about our families and he was so very proud of his! My deepest sympathy.

Tom O'Hara

May 7, 2013

I am sadened, I have so many good memories of our friendship.

Teresa and Butch Straw

May 6, 2013

Ruth and Family,
We want to express our deepest sympathy. We are out of town but will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Johnny Uhl & Family

May 6, 2013

Aunt Ruth, Chris, Sheryl, DeAnn, Becky & family.
Mom (Sam), Denise, the girls & I send our warmest thoughts & prayers to all of you during this difficult time. George was one of a kind & never short on advice nor opinions.....& to say goodbye to such an original, genuine man is very difficult to say the least. The memories he helped create & the adventures we shared will remain forever etched in a special place in our hearts.
May all of you find comfort & peace knowing he's resting comfortably with God (although he's probably debating college basketball as we speak!)
All our best, Love

Dan and Cindy Matheny

May 6, 2013

Ruth and Family,
You have our deepest sympathies. May God's love provide you strength and comfort.