Don LeRoy KaiserSeptember 4, 1940 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 76)
Don LeRoy Kaiser passed away on July 1, 2017. Don was born on September 4, 1940 in Eveleth, Minnesota to his parents Dorothy and William Kaiser who preceded him in death. In 1962 Don married his high school sweetheart, Kay Elizabeth Kaping who preceded him in death in 1987 after 25 years of marriage. Kay and Don had four children: Stephen, Christopher, Timothy and Amy. Don found another love in 1988 and shared a 29 year marriage with Pamela Marie Jergensen.
Don is survived by his wife Pamela, sister Rose Marie Murkve, as well as his sons Stephen (wife Vicki), Christopher (wife Sue), Timothy (wife Crystal) and his daughter Amy (husband Kevin Stucker) as well as twelve grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Don was very proud of his family and very proud to have a son (Christopher), son-in-law (Kevin), and two grandsons (Shawn Stucker and Stephen John Kaiser) in the United States Marine Corps. Oorah!
Don, Kay and their children lived in Minnesota, and in the late 60's, Don built a house of his own design, reflecting the influence of Japanese architecture and that of Frank Lloyd Wright.
In 1972, Don relocated his family to Milwaukee, where he conducted major renovations to the kitchen and basement, and didn't leave a room untouched. He served as PTA President at Mother of Good Counsel, participated in minor league hockey, acted as an Assistant Scoutmaster for his sons' Boy Scout troop and as a baseball coach and a hockey coach for their league play.
The family moved to Houston in 1981 where his hobbies included travel, woodworking, home renovations, leather tooling, photography and golf. In retirement Don was a volunteer at the Longwood Golf Course and enjoyed following football and hockey as an avid sports fan.
Don had a 44 year career in the construction industry retiring in 2009 from CBRE Construction as a Construction Manager. At the pinnacle of his career, Don was involved in the construction of Four Allen Center, which won numerous awards for structural engineering and design.
Don was admired by those who knew him as a man of integrity, intelligence, and dedication in business. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and a caring friend and will be missed by us all.