Link Kaiser of Kirkland died April 23, 2015. Born January 25, 1918 on a ranch near Sundance, Wyoming. Link was the sixth child of Fannie Perrigoue and David Kaiser. He attended a one room country school, riding horseback or walking three miles each way. He graduated from Sundance High School and attended the University of Wyoming.
Link bought a chicken ranch near Kirkland in 1939. He earned his private pilot’s license to fly small airplanes at Boeing Field in 1940. He was working at the shipyards in Houghton when he enlisted to join the Navy, completed flight training and earned his Navy pilots wings. He served in World War II. Later, he became a commissioned officer.
Link and Virginia McLallin Kaiser were married in January 1950 at the Congregational Church in Kirkland. He is survived by beloved wife of 65 years.
Link was called to active duty as a Navy pilot on July 1950 to serve in the Korean War. After returning from combat duty, he taught navigation at the Navy School of Preflight in Pensacola, Florida for two years.
Link served as the Kirkland Postmaster for over 20 years. He lived at his Rose Hill home, that he built, for 54 years and was an active volunteer in his community. Link was past Commander of the Kirkland Veterans of Foreign Wars, past President of the Kirkland Kiwanis Club, a member of Kirkland’s Old Timers breakfast group and author of three books.
Link enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, hunting, camping and traveling with Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Milton, Howard, Albert and sisters Eunice Haberzetle Bengtson, Helen Schock and Grace Jones Faulkner. He is survived by his brother Duane Kaiser of Sumner.
Children: Kristine Kaiser Crilly (James) of Wenatchee, Kathleen Kaiser Quickstad (John) of Sammamish and Steve Kaiser of Edmonds. Grandchildren: Michela Quickstad, Kenton Quickstad and Alix Crilly Whitener (Cy).
Private graveside service was held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. Please share memories with the family at www.bartonfuneral.com