Nevada, Iowa

Jacques Thomas Kaiser, Jr. passed away on March 10, 2014 at the age of 49 following a brief battle with a virulent form of Acute Leukemia.

Jay was born January 8, 1965 to Delores (deceased) and Jacques Kaiser of Huntington Beach, California. He was the youngest child and only son in the family. Jay lived a happy-go-lucky life in the warm suburban stucco house throughout his childhood.

Jay attended St. Bonaventure Catholic School, where his mother was a teacher. The parish was a loving supportive family. He graduated Marina High School where he played basketball and picked up his love for racquetball, which he enjoyed throughout his adult life. He graduated from California State University of Long Beach (CSULB). His career included working for various corporations in sales of durable goods. He most recently shared his skills with DMB Supply in Des Moines, IA. He eventually married Michelle Evons and later divorced. His career took the family to Apex, North Carolina and then to Nevada, Iowa where he resided for the past eight years.

Jay was the dedicated and loving father of Jacquelyn (15), Claire (13) and Zachary (11) of Urbandale, Iowa. His loving partner in life, Ann Marie Chavez of Henderson, Nevada, survives him. Jay was the very loved brother of Beth (Michael) Wagner of Nevada, Iowa, Chris (Ken) Thayer of San Juan Capistrano, CA, and Theresa (Trevor) Dodson of Laguna Niguel, CA. He was cherished by many nieces and nephews and a large extended family. We treasure our memories of time with him.

Jay had a loving and tender heart and was deeply caring about his family. Jay always saw the positive side of life and looked for the good in all situations and people. He liked to see people engaged in life, dedicated to their relationships and doing things with passion. He will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Nevada, Iowa on April 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial checks can be made out to Christina Thayer "Kaiser Children’s College Fund" 30721 Fox Run Lane, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.