Guy J. Kizer, 89

Published 4:17pm Monday, December 24, 2012

Born: July 21, 1923

Died: Dec. 23, 2012

Guy’s life began on July 21, 1923, in Niles, the son of Guy and Dorothy (Weaver) Kizer.  He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army as a truck driver. Guy continued his career as a truck driver in civilian life working for Associated Trucking.

He loved to bowl, golf and enjoyed fishing with family at Corey Lake.  He was a Notre Dame and Cubs fan.

Guy attended Michiana Christian Embassy where he volunteered as a parking attendant and usher.  He moved to the Willows Assisted Living earlier this year where he and his family appreciated his good care and attention, especially from Julie.

Guy was married twice in his life, first to Clara Kizer and, after her death, to Alice Kizer, who also preceded him in death.  He is survived by his children Vicki Brown, of Albany, Ga., Stanley (Jo) Kizer ,of Niles, Pam (Dave) Hyink, of South Bend, and Jack (Jackie) Kizer, of South Bend; 11 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Arlene Dillavou, of Niles, and Wanda (Frank) Jackson, of Benton Harbor; and several nieces and nephews.

Guy passed away on Sunday Dec. 23, 2012, at the Willows in St. Joseph.  He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Alvin and Marvin Kizer, and a sister, Helen LaCombe.

Guy’s family will gather with friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Michiana Christian Embassy in Niles, where his funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. led by Pastor Jeff Whitaker.  He will be laid to rest in Mission Hills Cemetery, Niles.  Yazel & Clark Chapel is serving the family. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Willows Activity Fund or Michiana Christian Embassy. Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Guy at


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