Peter Franklin Kiser, Sr.
Dec. 14, 1919 ~ Feb. 8, 2019
Peter Franklin Kiser Sr., 99, passed away at his son’s home in Pennsylvania on Feb. 8 surrounded by loved ones.
Peter Kiser, AKA “The KO Kid” was one of 12 children born to William and Dora Bell Kiser, descendants of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
His early years were spent mining coal with his father for $5 a week. He enlisted in the Army during WW2 despite his current work being “essential“ and being offered a spot on the Army’s boxing team. Peter was stationed in Greenland in the 528th AAA Gun Battalion before being transferred to the Philippines in preparation for the possible invasion of Japan.
Peter met his wife Josephine as a penpal while in Greenland and she arranged a marriage before being deployed to the Philippines. They moved to Colorado Springs with their three sons in 1960. A mechanic by trade, he took his family to Meeker in 1978 to work for Colowyo.
Peter enjoyed baking, spending time with his family, playing Pinochle, Yahtzee and Uno with his grandchildren. He fished and hunted elk up until the last three months of his life. He will be remembered as living a respectful and honorable life.
He is preceded in death by his oldest son Douglas and wife Josephine. He and Josephine brought life to three sons, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A family memorial service is planned for the summer of 2019.