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In Memory of Frank Wayne Kizer

08/12/2021 22:14 | Anonymous

Frank Wayne Kizer, 96, of Perrysville IN, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, August 12, 2021. He was born June 17, 1925, near Eugene IN, the son of Frank M. and Florence Pritchard Kizer, both deceased. He was preceded in death by his siblings Clarence, Ed, Mildred, Mabel, Margaret, andSusie. His sister Madge, who celebrated her 100th birthday in July, and his sister Virginia both survive. 

Wayne joined the Navy at seventeen and served from 1943 - 1946 on the USS Colorado battleship in the South Pacific during World War II.  He married Betty C. Bracewell on October 4, 1946. They were married for 72 years when she passed away in April 2019. They lived in Danville IL for several years prior to moving to their farm near Perrysville IN in 1960. He was co-owner of Kizer Construction in Danville IL until retirement.  

Wayne and Betty raised 6 children, Steve of New Castle IN, Susie (Gary) Francour of Kodak TN, Sandy (Larry) Rollins of Perrysville IN, Joe of Westville IL, Sharon Godsil of Arvada CO and Sara (John) Wegman of Cayuga IN. He loved being a grandfather to their 20 grandchildren, their great grandchildren, as well as their great-great grandchildren. Wayne also loved his farm, raising farm animals, and he was a hard worker. He was always willing to help someone out.  He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union, Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Perrysville Methodist Church and Lion’s Club. During the years of Perrysville Fun Days, he would make the breakfast each year. 

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