Jacob D. "Jake" Fizer, 73, of rural Slater, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, at Slater United Methodist Church. Rev. Jerry Geisert and Rev. Penny Smith will officiate. Bethany Weiker, organist, will accompany Mary Lee Sisney as she sings "One Day At a Time" and "Amazing Grace." Pallbearers will be Eric Fizer, Eugene Fizer, Tony Fizer, Jake Fizer, Tyler Fizer, Ben Fizer, Ryan Fizer and Nathan Riley. Burial with military honors will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Camp Quality in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born March 13, 1932, in Saline County, he was the son of the late Francis M. and Rosalie Warson Fizer. On June 2, 1951, in Glasgow, he married Frances E. Angenendt, who preceded him in death July 16, 1992. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving 20 years of active service in the military. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 78 in Slater and was a lifetime area resident.
Survivors include five sons, Ervin E. Fizer, Matthew Fizer and Michael Fizer, all of Slater, Jacob Fizer of Napoleon and David Fizer of Kansas City; two daughters, Theresa Fizer of Rocheport and Sherie Riley of Lowry City; three sisters, Leola Cooper of Marshall, Catherine Bryson of Dubuque, Iowa, and Freda Hays of Indiana, Pa., 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Fizer; four brothers and one grandson.