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ASD’s Favorite Pastime Series: Kayser’s Chapel

Jan 29, 2013

Funeral Home Name: Kayser’s Chapel & Crematory
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Photo Description: Jerry and Ronda Kayser enjoying their 1933 Packard 8 Club Sedan on a beautiful fall day in Washington State.
Favorite ASD Feature: ASD’s website and our ability to logon to our web portal and keep track and up to date with all phone calls that come into the funeral home any time of the day or anywhere we might be, even if we are out of town. The other feature we really like is that all calls are recorded and archived–that has helped us several times clarify a situation with families and set the record straight.
Favorite Pastime: Collecting and restoring antique cars.

Jerry getting ready for a car show with his multiple award-winning 1939 Sayers & Scovill Cadillac “carved side” funeral coach. This is the only known surviving example of this year and coach builder on a Cadillac chassis.
Jerry and Ronda also own a restored 1900 era S & S horsedrawn, a restored 1926 Studebaker hearse, an original 1939 Henney Packard hearse that is use for special requests, a 1948 Henney Packard hearse and finally a 1950 Henney Packard flower car.

ABOUT ASD’s “Favorite Past Time” Series

It all started with a fish. A tremendous fish held by Funeral Director Tom Gale in a photo he sent to ASD. Tom was proud of the amazing catch and we were happy to share the image with other funeral professionals. The response we received from this photo was incredible and allowed us to consider what other incredible hobbies, achievements, possessions and pastimes our clients might have. Starting this week, ASD will begin our “Favorite Pastime” series, which will feature funeral professionals sharing their favorite past time with ASD. If you would like to be featured, send us a photo of you engaged in your favorite hobby or activity for us to share and show others what you love to do when you’re not doing outstanding work at your funeral home. Please email all photos or inquiries to

About The Author

Jess Farren (Fowler)

Jess Farren (Fowler) is a Public Relations Specialist and Staff Writer who has been a part of the ASD team since 2003. Jess manages ASD’s company blog and has been published in several funeral trade magazines. She has written articles on a variety of subjects including communication, business planning, technology, marketing and funeral trends. You can contact Jess directly at

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