Ronald Kaiser

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Ronald Gene Kaiser Sr., 77, of Fairview Heights, IL, born February 24, 1941, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Kaiser worked at Hunter Packing Company, East St. Louis, IL, for 24 years and retired from Elementis Pigments in East St. Louis, IL, after 25 years of employment there.  He was a proud union member of Local 530 and the Painters District Council 58.  Ron was a coach for the Belleville City Juvenile Baseball League, was an avid fisherman, and belonged to the St. Clair County Anglers Club. He enjoyed golfing and loved the St. Louis Cardinals.

Ron was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Kaiser Jr.; his mother, Helen, nee Raben, Kaiser; his father, Monroe “Bud” Kaiser; his grandmother, Milly Kaiser; three brothers, Donald, Robert and Gary Lee Kaiser; a sister, Barbara White; and a sister-in-law, Juanetta Dunbar.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Lovetta A., nee Brannon, Kaiser, whom he married on March 16, 1962;
a daughter, Shelly Robertson of St. Louis, MO;
a son, Scott Kaiser of O’Fallon, IL;
seven grandchildren, Jennifer and Nick Curran of St. Louis, MO, Jessie and Dave Weidler of St. Louis, MO, Hannah Kaiser, Caleb Kaiser,
and Sophia Kaiser, all of O’Fallon, IL;
two great-grandchildren, Neiha Cornell and Liam Weidler;
three sisters, Patricia “Patty” (Dave) Schobert of Swansea, IL, Sandra “Sandy” (Don) Farris of St. John, IN, and Rita Kaiser of Lebanon, IL;
three sisters-in-law, Barbara Bright of Nashville, IL, Peggy Bonner-Watt of Collinsville, IL;
and Shirley Kaiser of Belleville, IL;
lifelong friends, Jim and Corliss Berger;
many cousins;
nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis, MO. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Chance Beeler officiating.

Burial will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL, at a later date.



3 Comments on Ronald Kaiser

Don and Sandy Steppig said : Guest Report Mar 30, 2018 at 3:54 AM

Our condolences to you, Lovetta and your family, on the passing of Ron. I know you improved his quality of life caring for him these years since his illness. Love, D & S.

  • Phoenix
  • AZ
Cathy and kevin currn said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2018 at 10:32 PM

We send our condolences out to the family. Gone but never forgotten. The Curran Family (Cathy, Kevin and Christopher)

  • Hazelwood
  • MO
Gerry Hobbs said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2018 at 3:02 PM

My deepest sympathy to a beautiful family I cherish! Ron was a trooper!! and Lovetta you were the best care taker!! May God Bless you all!!!

  • Troy
  • IL

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