James J. Kaiser

James J. Kaiser, 76, a resident of Wildwood, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. He was born July 11, 1941 in Waukegan, IL to Jacob and Billie Kaiser. James was a member of the Local 250 Carpenters Union for 43 years and could build anything. He was an avid fan of NASCAR. James is survived by his wife of 30 years, Leslie Kaiser, his children James (Lesa) Kaiser, Jodi (Ben) Fapso, Nicholas (Christine) Read, and Philip Read, his grandchildren Aubrey (Ryan) Boyle, James Fapso, Judi Fapso, Kiana-Rae Read, Tyler Read, AnneMarie Read, and Vivienne Read, his great-grandchildren Seamus Boyle and Ashling Boyle, and his sister Betty Laursen. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life will be held on March 18, 2018 at The Vine 101 Center St. Grayslake, IL 60030, from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels Lake County/Catholic Charities attn. Karen Daniels 671 S. Lewis Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

4 Responses to James J. Kaiser

  • Jerry and Linda Herron says:

    So very sorry for you Leslie, and your families’ loss. Jim is a great person and I pray that God has a special place for him in heaven. Linda and I feel a personal loss of his friendship and kindness. No matter where you would meet him, he was always cheerful and open to conversation. He was truly a friend to this community.
    God bless Jim.

  • Pat LaPorta says:

    Leslie and family….so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was always such a nice man to visit with….I’m sure this is hard for all of you, just know you have many friends here for you, if you need a shoulder or help….

  • Rest in peace, my friend. We have been friends since 4th grade, and went to Warren together and many wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you and your family., You leave wonderful memories,God Bless. Sincerely, Betty Behrens

  • Carol A Stitt says:

    Leslie – I heard about Jim’s passing through the “back door”. Cannot believe – I was present when Jim proposed to you at Pratsers! Cannot believe – 30 years ago. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Blessings!