November 20, 2019

Ernest F. Kaiser

Died Oct. 25, 2019


Ernest Francis Kaiser, 95, of Whittemore passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital with family by his side.

Ernest was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Bay City to the late Ernest Henry and Anna (Rousse) Kaiser. He married the former Jane Nichols on July 26, 1942, and together they raised four children, Merlin, Larry, Kaye and JoAnn. Ernest was a heavy equipment operator for National Gypsum until his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking, auto repair and playing cards.

Ernest is survived by his children, Merlin (Teresa) Kaiser of Whittemore, Kaye (Bob) Leslie of Whittemore and JoAnn (Joe) Noffsinger of Whittemore; 14 grandchildren, Renee (Scott) Bird, Brian Kaiser, Jason (Ashley) Mathe, Lori Hall, Tonia (Ed) Muckenthaler, Tracy (Andy) Hess, Teri (Dave) Stahl, Toni (Norm) Nieman, Tyler Leslie, Kaylon (Abbey) Leslie, Kristie (Bo) Morley, Jillann McGee, Jared Noffsinger and Justin Noffsinger; 27 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; special niece, Anna Coates, and nephew, Ernie Nash, who were raised with him by his parents.

In addition to his parents, Ernest was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Jane Kaiser; son, Larry Kaiser; and sister, Della Nash.

A memorial service took place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Buresh Funeral Home, 15 W. Maple Ridge Rd., Twining. Ernest’s family greeted friends and neighbors at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the ceremony. He will be laid to rest with his wife, Jane, in Saints Cemetery at a later date.

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