Of Dexter, MI, age 79, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 16, 2021, after 20 years of health issues. He was born October 7, 1942 in Unadilla, Michigan, the son of Howard L. & Dorothy B. (Zitzelburger) Kaiser.

Don graduated from Dexter High School in 1960. He worked at Ann Arbor Machine Company for 45 years. Don was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he was a hospitality minister for many years, and worked on the church festival in many positions. Don was active with his boys in Boy Scouts and as a coach in Little League. He was a member of Chelsea Classic Cruisers, showing his 1955 Ford Victoria.

On January 25, 1974, he married Victoria Lynn Crippen in Dexter, and she survives. Other survivors include three sons, Richard (Peggy Sue) Kaiser of Grass Lake, Rory (Laura) Kaiser of Chelsea, Raymond (fiancee Amanda) Kaiser of Onondaga; 6 grandchildren, Kelly, Shawn, Ricky, Brittney, Travis, Lisa; 2 step-grandchildren, Theresa, Frankie; 7 great-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert in 1990; his brother, Howard J. Kaiser; his sisters, Rosemary Welkenbeck, Shirley Kaiser, and Marion Bennett.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 22, 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6805 Mast Road, Dexter, Michigan with Fr. Brendan J. Walsh presiding. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Dexter. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-7 pm at St. Joseph Catholic Country Church, with a Scripture Service at 7 pm, and Friday from 10-11 before the mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to Together in Faith & Fellowship Campaign at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.

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#1 Vanessa Rowan 2021-10-20 08:05
I was saddened to read of Don's death this week, I have know both he and Vickie for as long as I can remember, and shared many laughs, hugs and joy with both of the. I knew of Don's health struggles, but he didn't dwell on them, and always, always had a smile for me! He will be missed......

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