Carmon Lee Kaiser

Born: Thu., Feb. 6, 1919
Died: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018


Visitation

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Location: Pioneer


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
Location: Pioneer


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Carmon Lee Kaiser of Camden, Michigan passed away Saturday morning at his residence.  He was born on February 6, 1919 in Fulton County, Gorham Township, to Carl and Bernice Mae (Mack) Kaiser.  He attended school in Fulton County and then Montpelier High School.  

On January 4, 1939 he married Gertrude L. Kelley in Auburn, Indiana and she preceded him in death on January 11, 2013.
Carmon was a lifelong farmer, in the Alvordton area and then in Camden, Michigan.  He also worked as a mechanic at several implement dealers in the tri state area, before retiring from Fayette Manufacturing Company.

Carmon loved working on tractors and cars for many people over the years.

He is survived by three daughters, Kay (Kenneth) Donaldson of Fremont, Indiana, Linda Stanek of Hudson, Michigan and Sharon Robertson of Summerville, South Carolina; eleven grandchildren Todd (Annie) Landon, Chad Landon, Melissa (Craig) Edwards, Steve (Alisa) Donaldson, Scott (Anita) Donaldson, Brenda (Scott) Pollick, Julie (Larry) Wetherby, Bruce (Elana) Wood, Brad Wood, John Robertson and Lorie Robertson; eleven great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Richard "Dick" Kelly; and beloved pet Macy.

Carmon was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gertrude, daughter Geraldine Landon, sisters Fern Richardson Hartzog, Carolyn Armbruster, Helen Oyer, brother Reo “Pete” Kaiser, sons-in-law Gordon Robertson, James Stanek and Gale Landen.

Visitation for Carmon will be Thursday, August 30th from 3-7pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer, Ohio.  Services will be on Friday at 11am at the funeral home with Reverend Alan Fenstermaker to officiate. Interment will follow at West Franklin Cemetery in Franklin Township, Fulton County, Ohio.  Memorial contributions may be given to Hillsdale County Senior Center or Woodbridge Township EMS.  

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Pearl Elder
   Posted Tue August 28, 2018
Kay, Ken and Steve,

In June, my Red Hat group was returning from an outing in Hillsdale. Three of us stopped for ice cream at Pete's Eats in Pioneer. We had the BEST conversation with Mr. Kaiser, as we sat and ate our treats. I think he was there for an afternoon coffee, and to socialize. It is truly a small world, when you are talking to a stranger who has a connection to someone that you already know....you three! As we left, he drove off in his ancient van with his faithful dog at his side. We were amazed that he was still driving at his age. It was a chance encounter, but it made a lasting memory for me.

May your faith sustain you in your sadness and loss.

Pearl Elder

Clyde Taylor
   Posted Tue August 28, 2018
Kay:
Sorry to read of your dad's passing. He obviously lived a rich, full, and interesting life. His name came up when I stopped to pick up seed and twine at R.W. Oates in July. He along with Oakley Meyers, another 99 year old farmer from Waldron, who just passed on August 9th, apparently had worked for or done business with them when they were an Oliver dealer.
May God bless you and your family as you grieve from your loss.
Regards,
Clyde & Ann

Deidre Donaldson
   Posted Thu August 30, 2018
Dear Family, particularly the Donaldsons -
I noticed Mr. Kaiser's name in the news and thought it sounded familiar. I know he was known in my family but did not know he was your father, grandfather and great grandfather. Small world indeed. I am sorry to learn of your loss yet humbled by the long and admirable he lived on this earth. We give thanks for his life, his long hours working as a dedicated farmer and in manufacturing, and ask for God's blessings on your family during this time.
In sympathy,
Deedy & family

Larry Oyer
   Posted Thu August 30, 2018
HE was a great guy whoalways cared about others,He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. may God bless his family and friends.

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