A Family Funeral Home

Richard E. Kaiser Sr.

April 18, 1935 - January 3, 2022
Whitefish Bay, WI


Graveside Service

Friday, January 7, 2022
9:00 AM CST
Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery
600 Lathrop Avenue
Racine, WI 53405

Life Story / Obituary


Richard E. Kaiser Sr., age 86, passed away with his family at his side on Monday, January 3, 2022, at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born in Milwaukee on April 18, 1935, son of the late Adolf and Gertrude (Nee:Winkler) Kaiser.

Richard proudly served in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He was privileged to participate in an Honor Flight to Washington, DC in 2019. He was employed at Equitable Bank in Real Estate Mortgage Banking for 20 years and then self-employed in Real Estate investments. He also had an entrepreneurial streak as evidenced by the Popcorn Wagon and Hot Dog carts he worked for many years, the boutique store Risë and he owned in Egg Harbor, WI, and the rental properties he rehabbed and leased in the Milwaukee and Door County areas.

Family was important to Richard, and he loved spending time with them in Whitefish Bay, Door County, and Florida. He was an amazing Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather. He also enjoyed attending the Brewer home opener each year and was able to do so for over 30 years. Richard was the official Parade Marshall for the annual 4th of July Parade in Egg Harbor, WI. He enjoyed model trains and airplanes and was a World War II enthusiast. He was a born salesman, and his infectious smile and positive attitude will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Risë (Nee:Ruben); children, Mark (Nina) Kaiser of Green Bay, WI, Richard (Charmaine) Kaiser Jr. of Tomahawk, WI; Shoshanah Kaiser (Al Beckman) of Glendale, WI; Marnie (David) Atias of Milwaukee; 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Kaiser.

Graveside services will be held at Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery, 600 Lathrop Avenue, on Friday, January 7, 2022, starting at 9:00 am with Rabbi Tzali officiating. Please join us in a celebration of Richard’s life at the Chabad Lubavitch of the East Side, 3030 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211 starting at 11 AM.

The family requests that Memorials be directed to the charity of your choice.

The family wishes to thank everyone that was praying and caring for Richard and for all the encouragement our family received – it was a blessing to all of us.