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Richard William Kaes

September 9, 1941 ~ April 16, 2018 (age 76)

Richard Kaes, 76, of Buhl, passed away in the comfort of his own home on April 16, 2018.


Richard was born September 9, 1941 in Buhl, Idaho to, Walter “Mike” Kaes and Louise Schmeekle Kaes. He lived in Buhl all of his life and spent four of those years in the Air Force. Richard married Patricia M. Baird in 1968 and they later divorced. Richard was a member of the Buhl Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He started Kaes Pump and Equipment in 1971. Richard enjoyed camping, fishing, ATV riding, canning and gardening. He enjoyed doing these activities with his dear friends and family. Richard had numerous “extra kids” that found a special place in his home over the years and he was later to be known as “Papa Richard”. Richard took a special interest in his grandchildren, they were what he lived for. They put that sparkle in his eyes and the smile on his face.


Richard is survived by his three children, Kristie Kaes, Angie Kaes-Pasquale (Darin Fairbanks), and Scott Kaes;  two grandchildren, Sadie Kaes and Anthony Pasquale; four sisters and two brothers, Marge Hollinger, Dee Fischer, Don Kaes, Patty (Ken) Weaver, Bob (Cynthia) Kaes, and Lynn (Jerry) Strickland.


He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Willis Kaes.


Memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s name to the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge # 305 1101 Main St., P.O. Box 305, Buhl, ID 83316-0305


A memorial service with military honors will be held at 1:00p.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Buhl, Idaho.  Pastor Mark Latham will officiate.  A celebration of life potluck reception will follow from 2:00p.m. until 4:00p.m. at Mimi’s Saddlehorn Event Center, 289 Clear Lakes Rd, Buhl, Idaho  Services are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho, Twin Falls. Condolences may be shared at

Donations may be made to:

Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge # 305
1101 Main St., P.O. Box 305, Buhl ID 83316-0305

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