Lincoln Kaiser

scan0007Link Kaiser of Kirkland died April 23, 2015. Born January 25, 1918 on a ranch near Sundance, Wyoming. Link was the sixth child of Fannie Perrigoue and David Kaiser. He attended a one room country school, riding horseback or walking three miles each way. He graduated from Sundance High School and attended the University of Wyoming.

Link bought a chicken ranch near Kirkland in 1939. He earned his private pilot’s license to fly small airplanes at Boeing Field in 1940. He was working at the shipyards in Houghton when he enlisted to join the Navy, completed flight training and earned his handf4Navy pilots wings. He served in World War II. Later, he became a commissioned officer.

Link and Virginia McLallin Kaiser were married in January 1950 at the Congregational Church in Kirkland. He is survived by beloved wife of 65 years.

Link was called to active duty as a Navy pilot on July 1950 to serve in the Korean War. After returning from combat duty, he taught navigation at the Navy School of Preflight in Pensacola, Florida for two years.

Link served as the Kirkland Postmaster for over 20 years. He lived at his Rose Hill home, that he built, for 54 years and was an active volunteer in his community. Link was past Commander of the Kirkland Veterans of Foreign Wars, past President of the Kirkland Kiwanis Club, a member of Kirkland’s Old Timers breakfast group and scan0032author of three books.

Link enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, hunting, camping and traveling with Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Milton, Howard, Albert and sisters Eunice Haberzetle Bengtson, Helen Schock and Grace Jones Faulkner. He is survived by his brother Duane Kaiser of Sumner.

scan0005Children: Kristine Kaiser Crilly (James) of Wenatchee, Kathleen Kaiser Quickstad (John) of Sammamish and Steve Kaiser of Edmonds. Grandchildren: Michela Quickstad, Kenton Quickstad and Alix Crilly Whitener (Cy).

Private graveside services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.

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Remembrances may be made to the Military Officers Association of America at Remembrances may also be made to a memorial for a WWII Museum



3 Responses to “Lincoln Kaiser”

  • Faye Kraft says:

    What a wonderful and fruitful long life. I read the book The Sundance Kids several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am in the process of writing my life story but it won’t compare to this “novel”!.

    I will keep you, Virginia, and other family members in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Peter Block says:

    Hello Steve,
    Please accept our condolences on the death of your father. Although we didn’t know him, he must have been an example of how life should be lived and a mentor and inspiration to you and your family. As a side note, I read with interest that your father spent some time on a farm near Kirkland in 1939. In January, 1939, I immigrated from Czechoslovakia with my parents and we took up residence on a farm near Kirkland on what is now part of the Microsoft campus (Rte 1, Box 308)! We lived there during the war years. My Dad raised chickens and sheep, later building a very successful food distribution business in Seattle, which is now run by my brother’s family. With our sincere sympathy,
    Peter and Mary Lou Block

  • Winifred Sihon says:

    Dear Virginia and Kathleen and family,
    We were sad to learn of the passing of your husband and father and apologize for not responding earlier. Although I only knew him from reading his book on the Sundance Kids I was amazed at the inspiring life he lived. If we can help in any way, please ask. Winifred Sihon and Snoqualmie Falls Chapter of DAC.

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