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I don't think I ever saw Dave without a smile on his face and making those around him smile. We should be so lucky to live a life filled with such joy and love. He will be dearly missed. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss

Posted by: Robert Theim - Friendship, WI - Friend and guest at his hunting   May 27, 2014

In the very best of ways, there was nothing about this man that wasn't contagious. The stories...and the best laugh ever! My heart breaks for Trish, his children, and grandchildren. Know now that if for some reason you start laughing, and don't know why, Dave is probably behind it from somewhere above. Laughing right along side of you :)

Posted by: Ryan Chocholousek - Rapid City, SD - Friend   May 27, 2014

Thinking about Chris, Trish and Nikki. I haven't seen Dave in a few years but I always think about the days he coached us in baseball and the fun we had. I remember that laugh of his and it always makes me grin. Everyone that was around Dave had a smile on their faces it seemed. Prayers and best wishes to the Keiser Family.

Posted by: Dan Altenburg - Chillicothe, MO - Baseball Coach   May 27, 2014

Our sympathy to the entire Kaiser family. I will always remember Dave's contagious laugh!! Cherish all the wonderful memories.
God's peace~Mitzi & Dennis

Posted by: Mitzi Drey - Sioux Falls, SD - Friend   May 27, 2014

I met Dave on a hunting visit with his longtime friend, Keith Beam, who was kind enough to let me know about Dave's passing.

I hunted turkeys with Dave twice and never had so much fun or felt so instantly his friend. He always joked with me and made me laugh and feel comfortable.

I remember him calling once while I was in the blind and asking if he needed to bring more arrows down there. :).

I will surely miss Dave.

Irv Eichorst

Posted by: Irv Eichorst - Monticello, WI - friend/hunting client   May 27, 2014

Trish, Chris, and NIkki:
We were shocked to hear abouth Dave, he will be truely missed. We want you to know that you have our thoughts and prayers and our deapest sympahies. If there is anything we can do to help in your mouning please let us know.

Posted by: Kelly and Ashely Hosek - sioux falls, SD - friend   May 27, 2014
Dave and me with the bird we killed 4 minutes after setting up the blind.

I have so many good memorys of Dave. he was a great friend that I will miss so much.

Posted by: doug klein - princeton, MN - friend   May 27, 2014

Trish and family -
I'm sorry to hear about Dave and my prayers and thoughts are with you. It was a shock to hear about Dave. He was a tremendous athlete who I admired very much. It's hard to know what to say at times like these except my sympathies goes out to you.

Glenn Brown

Posted by: Glenn "Duck" Brown - Cameron, MO - High School classmate   May 27, 2014

Our deepest condolences, because of knowing Dave we were able to live in Gregory if only for part time and Jeff was able to live his dream as a hunting guide. Dave was a great hunter, fun guy, and also a caring person that would be the first person to help out someone in need. Our prays are with the family.
He will be missed!!

Posted by: Jeff & Janice Quinn - Appleton, NY - Friend   May 27, 2014

Nikki, Trish, Chris and all-
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories.

Posted by: Jon, Amy, Landon, Ian and Noah Schwartz - Jefferson City, MO - Friend   May 27, 2014