Cy Kaiser II

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December 25, 1944
February 9, 2024

Cy Kaiser II, 79, of Aberdeen, SD, died Friday, February 9, at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center.

Cy was born December 25, 1944, at Aberdeen, SD, to Cy Kaiser and Ruby (Draper) Kaiser. He attended school in Aberdeen and graduated from Central High School in 1962.

Cy joined the US Air Force in March of 1963 and served until February of 1967. He went to Basic Training in Texas and then to tech school in Denver, CO before being sent overseas. Cy was stationed at Wheelus Air Force Base in Tripoli, Libya in North Africa, and then was stationed at England AFB Louisiana. He was temporary duty to several bases stateside and overseas for fire power demonstrations.

Cy returned to Aberdeen and worked for a couple of businesses before joining the Aberdeen City Fire Department in 1971. Cy married Irene Lorenz in 1978 in Aberdeen, SD. He remained with the Aberdeen Fire Department for 28 years, retiring in 1999. He then worked part-time for Aberdeen Ride Line for eight and a half years.

Cy was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. He was also a member of the VFW, the IAFF Local 446, and past president of the Aberdeen Kennel Club. Cy enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of the Freedom Riders Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, and classic cars, especially his corvette. While a member of the Customer Cruisers Auto Club Cy and Irene participated in many community events including the Gypsy Day Parade and many car shows. Cy loved woodworking and making many mementos for family and friends. Most of all he enjoyed being with his family and friends.

Grateful for having shared Cy’s life are his wife Irene, daughter Cheryl Kaiser, Wimauma, FL; sons Wade (Kristi) Kaiser, Cavour, SD, and Cy III (Sally) Kaiser, Mina Lake, SD; granddaughters: Maria Gotay (husband Paul White), Ellenton, FL, Sadie

Eubanks, Riverview, FL; grandson Gabe Gotay, Plano, TX; great-grandchildren: Ruby, Daisy, Kaiser, and Hartley, all of Ellenton, FL; his aunt Grace Olson, Aberdeen, SD; his uncle Jim Kaiser, Aberdeen, SD; and many other much loved family members.

Preceding Cy in death are his father Cy Kaiser I, who died in World War II, his mother Ruby Kaiser-Bulian, and his stepfather August Bulian.