Calvin Lee Kiser, 56, of Otsego, Mich., passed away Dec. 18, 2017, of a sudden heart attack in his sleep.
Calvin was born in Houston, Mo., on Jan. 15, 1961. He graduated from Houston High School. Calvin married Becky G. Clyborn in May of 1989: to this union three boys were born, Calvin Lee of Fayetteville, Ark., James Andrew of DeRidder, La., and Matthew Aaron of Bucyrus, Mo. Calvin and Becky divorced in 1995. In 2006, Calvin married Doris M Dougherty and brought her children, Crystal Dougherty and husband, Eric McLees, of Otsego, Mich., and William Brown of Lebanon, Mo. They were married until her death on May 23, 2015.
Calvin worked in Civil Service on Fort Leonard Wood as a laundry attendant and later worked as a truck driver. In Louisiana he worked at a Cajun restaurant as a cook and later doing other jobs. He was faithful in caring for his wife, Doris, until the day of her death.
He enjoyed painting artwork, going to movies and playing golf. He was a dedicated and loving father and grandfather. He loved doing things together as a family with his children. That was very important to him, especially during the years after his divorce when he was both mother and father to them and also after his marriage to Doris when their family increased. He trained his boys how to survive and other valuable lessons and found great pleasure in being with his grandchildren.
Calvin is survived by his three children and two step-children; two grandchildren of Otsego, Mich.; his mother, Margaret L Kiser of Bucyrus, Mo.; three siblings, Steve A Kiser of Daytona, Tenn., Marsha S Kiser, currently laboring in Ecuador as a minister of the gospel, and Michael D. Kiser of Bucyrus, Mo.; and nephews, nieces and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin L Kiser; his loving wife, Doris M Dougherty; and his grandparents, Paul and Doris Hancock and Gale and Ethel Kiser.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 13, 2018, at Roby Senior Citizen’s building at 12274 Highway 32, Roby, Mo., 65557. Officiating are Jon Knochenmus and Greg Mynear.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in care of Mike Kiser, 10201 Gladden Road, Bucyrus, Mo., 65444.