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Owen LeRoy “Smiley” Kaiser

Birth
Auglaize County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Dec 1945 (aged 31)
Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Burial Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 67513633 · View Source
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Crash Victim Dies Tuesday

Owen Kaiser, 31, Injured In Cycle Mishap, Succumbs

Owen (Smiley) LeRoy Kaiser, 31, of Lima Route 6, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Rita's hospital of injuries suffered early Sunday in a motorcycle-auto collision in the 600-block of S. Main-st.

Kaiser had suffered fractured ribs and internal injuries when his motorcycle collided with a car driven by Eugene H. Krein, 42, of Wapakoneta. It was the city's sixth traffic fatality of the year.

President of the Lima Motorcycle club, Kaiser had been known for his racing exploits in junk-car and midget car competition.

He had been a member of the National Guard for 10 years and enlisted in the Army in 1940. He was discharged June 25, 1941.

Born Apr. 25, 1914, in Auglaize-co, he is survived by his wife, Myrtle; a step-daughter, Mrs. June Massman of 631 W. Spring-st, and a brother, Victor, of Alger Route 1.

The body will be removed Wednesday afternoon from the Chiles and Son funeral home to the residence to remain until time of final rites. Arrangements are incomplete.

(published in The Lima News, Tuesday, December 4, 1945)

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Set Final Rites For Owen Kaiser

Funeral services for Owen (Smiley) LeRoy Kaiser, 31, of Lima Route 6, injured fatally Sunday in a traffic accident, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Chiles and Son funeral home. Rev. C. F. Fogle, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church, will conduct the services and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.

The body will remain at the family home until time of final rites.

Kaiser died Tuesday in St. Rita's hospital where he had been removed after his motorcycle had collided with an automobile driven by Eugene H. Krein, 42, of Wapakoneta, in the 600 block of S. Main-st.

President of the Lima Motorcycle club, Kaiser had been a "jallopy" and midget car racing enthusiast.

(published in The Lima News, Wednesday, December 5, 1945)


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  • Created by: Jaxxon
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 67513633
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Owen LeRoy “Smiley” Kaiser (25 Apr 1914–4 Dec 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67513633, citing Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Jaxxon (contributor 47156433) .