Craig A. Kaiser, age 68, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 12:18 P.M., shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Montpelier, Ohio.
Mr. Kaiser was a 1973 graduate of Edon High School and following graduation he worked at Edon Machine/Simpson and later at International Paper/Tri-Wall in Butler, Indiana, retiring in 2022 with twenty-five years of service.
He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, bonfires, and riding his motorcycle. He also enjoyed attending tractor pulls, car races, and local fairs.
His favorite places to travel were Traverse City, South Haven, and Grand Haven, Michigan. Growing up on the farm led him to a lifelong love of animals.
He also had an interest in historic events and was an original sci-fi nerd. Spending time with his daughters and grandchildren was very special to him
Craig A. Kaiser was born on November 21, 1954, in Montpelier, Ohio, the son of George William “Skip” and Arvilla Ruth (Oyer) Kaiser. He married Karen Cope on October 21, 2007, in Edon, and she survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Karen Cope Kaiser, are two daughters, Michelle Spencer, of Salisbury, Maryland, and her son, Shane Spencer, of Wilmington Delaware, Tiffany (Mike) McBride, of Edon, and their children, Lilyann and Cale; stepsons, Shannon (Keri) Cope, of Orland, Indiana, and their children, Dayton (Haley) Cope and Shelby Cope, Nick (Brooke Swank) Cope, of Auburn, Indiana, and their children, Ryder, Chanelle, Paislyn and Vince. Also surviving are three brothers, Randy Kaiser, Dennis (Sandy) Kaiser, and Jeff (Aleisia) Kaiser, all of Edon; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 3:00-7:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 204 West Indiana Street, Edon. Services will follow at 7:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home with Reverend Mary Beth Smith-Gunn officiating. Private interment will take place in Edon Cemetery.
Memorials are requested to Williams County Humane Society or Edon FFA.