Joshua Brandon Kaiser

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Joshua Brandon “PeeWee” Kaiser was born on May 12, 1975 and entered eternal peace on December 7, 2019. Joshua was born to two abusive addicts who should have never brought children into this world.

By the age of 2, Joshua’s parents divorced. Not long after an abusive, addicted stepfather entered his life. The next 10 years of his life were a living Hell at the hands of his abusive stepfather and mother. He endured abuse and neglect no child should even know about much less live through.

Although Joshua’s life was filled with ugliness, adversity, and extreme abuse, Joshua was a beautiful, happy soul. He made the best of the bad hand life dealt him. He was an extremely talented artist. He loved to laugh, was silly, and could make you laugh until you cried. Joshua was intelligent, funny, cared deeply about people, and loved children. One of his biggest regrets in life was not being a father. He wanted so bad to give to a child the kind of life he was denied.

But the biggest regret Joshua had was being involved in the crime which took the life of an amazing father and husband on March 1, 1993. Joshua lived with a deep hurt knowing his actions contributed to the death of another person. Joshua may have lived almost 28 years past that dark night, but a part of him died that night. He wanted so badly for his family to know how deeply sorry he was for his actions which contributed to the death of their loved one.

I pray Joshua finds peace in death he was denied in life. So Joshua’s life was not lived in vain please, if you suffer from addiction, reach out for help; if you have suicidal thoughts, reach out for help. There is always a hand willing to reach back and help you.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline - 1-800-662-TALK

I was lucky enough to know and love Joshua for 20 years in life. He is the love of my life, my soulmate, my person, my husband, my forever. I will keep him alive in my heart and will honor his memory. He was loved deeply by my family. His passing leaves a void in my family which will never be filled. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him and loved him.

Joshua is survived by his wife Pilar and his girls Miga and Maggie of Leavenworth, KS; stepdaughter and son-in-law Terri and Patrick Byers-Smith; father-in-law and mother-in-law Billy and Barbara Cruse; sister-in-law Bunnie Cruse; brothers-in-law Billy Cruse and Travis Snider all of Albuquerque, NM. Close family Friend David Baldwin of Albuquerque, NM. Close family friend Neilie Hart of Leavenworth, KS. Sister Michele Schroeder and husband Troy of Galva, KS, one niece and 5 nephews. He is survived by a number of “brothers” whom he loved deeply and they loved him. He also leaves behind his Jae Jae and his Nae Nae who thought the world of him and he loved so much. He was preceded in death by his beloved younger sister Nicole Bernstein in December 2015.

Joshua will be missed deeply by all who knew and loved him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Pizza Hut, 407 N. Main St., Lansing, KS on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

A Celebration of Life will also be held at a later date in Albuquerque, NM.