Hamilton County


Lt. Lawrence Richard Kayser, Sr.





L.R. Kayser Sr., 80, Webster City, died July 25, 1993 at his home. The body was cremated. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Ward Malloy officiating. Private committal services will be held at Graceland Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 191.

Lawrence Richard Kayser, son of Fredrick and Sarah Jane (Berryhill) Kayser, was born July 5, 1913 in Kamrar. He moved with his parents to Webster City at the age of four. He attended Webster City schools, graduating from Lincoln High in 1931. He attended college at Grinnell and the University of Iowa, graduating with a law degree from Drake University in Des Moines. He began his law practice in Webster City.

On Aug. 21, 1940, he married Doloris Spangler in Webster City. The couple resided in Webster City. He practiced law for 50 years. He also served as Hamilton County attorney for eight years. During World War II, he was commissioned and served with the Combat Engineers and the Judge Advocate Corps. Following his discharge, he helped reorganize Company E-133 Infantry Regiment-34th Division, later becoming company commander.

He is survived by his wife, Doloris; sons, Lawrence Jr. and John, both of Webster City; daughter, Christine Kayser Grill, Ogden; seven grandchildren; sister, Cleo Williamson of Des Moines; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Ellen Samson.

He was a member of the First Congregational-UCC Church, American Legion Post 191, Iowa State Bar Association, Hamilton County Bar Association, Retired Officers Association, Moose Lodge and Webster City Country Club. He was a former Boy Scout of Troop 15 and former Elks Member.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - July 26, 1993

Lawrence Richard Kayser, Sr. was born July 5, 1913 to Johann Fredrik Adolph ‘Fred or F.A.’ and Sarah Jane ‘Jennie’ Berryhill Kayser. He died July 25, 1993 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Lt. Kayser served with the U.S. Army Combat Engineers and Judge Advocate Corps in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com