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Larry Albert Kaiser, former resident of Hamilton County, Indiana, died on August 16, 2021, in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, at age 83. He is survived by his sons, Peter and James; grandsons, Brett and Owen; great grandsons, Sunoa and Saire Kaiser; as well as great granddaughter, Imeri Kaiser. He is also survived by a brother, Steven Kaiser; and sisters, Christina Hurnyak and Pamela Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Scott Kaiser; his parents Albert and Lois (Gatton) Kaiser; as well as his former wife, Estelle (Monnie) Maynard.
Larry wore many hats in his life. He was born in Hamilton County, and played baseball and basketball for Walnut Grove High School, graduating in 1956, earning a two-sport scholarship to play at Pan American University in Texas where he majored in Art. He taught Art in Tipton and Windfall, Indiana, before enlisting in the Army and serving as a 2nd lieutenant in the infantry. He attended officer’s candidate school in Hawaii, and then spent six months serving in Vietnam. After discharge from the Army he again taught Art in Escalon, California. He pursued a Master’s degree in Psychology at Oregon State and Ohio State.
He began his professional art career in 1971, doing caricatures in malls, then oil paintings of seascapes in Jacksonville, Florida. He worked his way into the wholesale art world, selling tens of thousands of original oil paintings, and later, acrylic paintings all over the country for over 40 years in the “decorator art” business. Larry also worked in cartooning, photography, graphic arts, sculpture and watercolors. He taught himself website design and created his own as well as websites for others.
Upon retirement, Larry worked as an author and publisher. He wrote several biographies and novels, and helped other authors with editing and publishing. His true passion was political art. He worked, illustrating in his hospital bed until his hands could move no more.
Interment with military honors will be Monday, August 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Cicero Cemetery.