We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Potter Funeral Chapel
Robert Eugene Kaiser is now in the loving arms of our Lord and reunited with his beautiful wife and soul mate of 69 years, Grace Eileen. Robert passed peacefully on Tuesday July 19th, 2022 at his home in Emmett, Idaho.
Robert was born to Henry and Goldie Kaiser August 13th, 1930 in Wichita, Kansas where he joined his brother, Junior, and sister, Dorothy, who all preceded him in death.
Raised in Vancouver, Washington, Robert joined the Navy at the young age of 17. While on furlough he met his wife, Grace Eileen Green. He always told people that he was grateful he joined the Navy because otherwise he would not have met Grace. They married in 1950, moved to Grace’s hometown of Emmett, Idaho in 1961 and chose to raise their family of 7 children. Robert worked for Idaho Power as a lineman then worked at Boise Cascade mill for 35 years. Robert’s true passion was drawing and while working at the mill got to show some of his talent. He started out drawing his coworkers in cartoons from the many stories they shared in the breakroom of hunting incidences. He then drew cartoons for Boise Cascade’s monthly Safety paper. Many people are still carrying around his pictures, t-shirts or hats with his artwork on them. After retiring from the mill, he continued to draw many pictures for his daughter, Gerry’s business, and for the enjoyment of friends and family. His love of drawing continued till the very end. He left us with a promise that his legacy of art will live on forever.
He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great and great-great grandfather. To cherish his memories and to assure his legacy lives on he leaves behind a huge family including seven children and spouses as follows: Richard (Diana) Kaiser, Geraldine (Stephen) Knight, Steven (Marcia) Kaiser, Anne Partlow, John (Donna) Kaiser, Kathy (Greg) Osborn, Joe (Tammy) Kaiser, and numerous grandkids, great and great- great; and still growing (last count over 50… ).
Bob came to know the Lord after his wife passed and was baptized at the age of 89. He loved going to church and really loved the music! He touched many with his singing of the Old Rugged Cross, which was his all-time favorite song. He didn’t understand why the worship team couldn’t sing it, and Amazing Grace, every Sunday! He passed quietly while listening to the song “I Could Only Imagine” by Mercy Me.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 1, 2022 at the Potter Funeral Chapel, followed by a military sendoff at the cemetery.
Bob loved cats and his church. Donations may be sent in Bob’s name to the Pet Adoption League (PAL) in Emmett or the First Baptist Church.
Emmett Pet Adoption League
1526 N. Washington Ave., Emmett ID 83617