EDDIE H. KAISER - Seneca
Eddie Howard Kaiser, 56, Arlington Heights, Seneca, SC died suddenly on February 25, 2006. He was born in Greenview, Illinois, a small farming community in central Illinois. He was the son of Clara Horn Kaiser and the late Paul Kenneth Kaiser. Ed received his B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University. Ed recently began his 29th year as a Clemson University Professor, currently in the department of Applied Economics and Statistics. He was a tenured full professor of Agricultural Economics and coordinator of the undergraduate program. He was a dedicated and highly respected teacher, advisor, and mentor to his students. He was the recipient of several teaching awards including the Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Teacher Award for the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences. His influence also extended to the basketball court and soccer field where he had coached his children's many youth sports teams. He was a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association and attended Clemson United Methodist Church. Dr. Kaiser is survived by his wife of 33 years, Fran Wenzel Kaiser, his daughters, Ashley Elizabeth and Kirsten Frances, and his son Evan William. He is also survived by his mother, Clara Kaiser, Greenview, Il, sister and brother-in-law, Jillayne and Denny Robinson of Chatham, Il, mother-in-law and brother-in-law, Wilma Bauer Wenzel and Robert Wenzel of Caseyville, Il, aunts including Helen Newman of Tucson, AZ and Doris Bauer of Caseyville, Il and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 28, at 4:30 p.m. at Clemson United Methodist Church, 300 Frontage Road, Clemson, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an endowment which will support students at Clemson University: Clemson University Foundation, note as Ed Kaiser Memorial, 110 Daniel Drive, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 29631. Internment will be at a later date.
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons, is assisting the family with the arrangements.