He was born on April 22, 1929, in Parsons to Wilhelm “Bill” Christian and Josie Adlen (Sellmansberger) Gaiser. He grew up on a farm southwest of Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School in 1949.
He was a lifelong resident of Parsons, and during the Korean War he served stateside with the U.S. Army.
His first employment was with the S.H. Kress store. From 1954 to 1979, he was manager of Litwin Clothing Store and from 1979 to 1985, he owned and operated the Snack ‘n’ Shoppe. He operated Round the Clock Advertising from 1985 until he retired in 1999.
Grover enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and spending time with his family. For 12 years, he spent the winter months in south Texas.
He attended Wesley United Methodist Church and in past years was a member of the Parsons Chamber of Commerce.
On Sept. 19, 1953, he married Ruth Oler at Washington Avenue Methodist Church. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Gary L. Gaiser and his wife, Marcia, of Mustang, Okla.; a daughter, Linda Sue Patterson and her husband, John, of Maple Hill; five grandchildren, Leah Rusinek and her husband, Alex, Jared Gaiser, Jayme Gaiser, all of Mustang, Okla., Sarah Scott and Amber Patterson, both of Pittsburg; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Rylee Scott, both of Pittsburg.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Joe William Gaiser; and a brother, Fred Gaiser, on Jan. 23, 2005.
The service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, with military honors given by Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to either Wesley United Methodist Church or Harden Hospice and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.