James Joy Kiser
July 19, 2018
James Joy Kiser died the morning of July 14, 2018. He was born September 8, 1918,
in Paullina, Iowa, to Joy Alto Kiser and Katherine Geneva Culp Kiser. He grew up on
Walnut Hill Farm and learned to ride and drive horses at an early age. Jim graduated
from Paullina High School in 1936.
Jim enrolled in Iowa State College, played freshman basketball and lettered in polo.
He was a member of the livestock judging team as well as ROTC. He graduated with a
B.S. degree in Animal Science in 1942.
Jim was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1942. He commanded