The end of the month is also the end of an era in full service auto repair with the closing of Kaiser Sales and Service at 504 W. Knapp St., Rice Lake. At the end of the work day Friday, brothers Russell and Rance Kaiser are closing the business that they took over from their father, Erv Kaiser.
“We’ve done our duty,” said Rance, who started working there in 1984. His older brother Russell has worked at the family business since 1971. Their dad ran the business for 30 years, starting in 1968. Before them, the garage that the Kaisers say “has been there forever” was owned by Merle Bartels, Tom Clemons and unknown others.