John E. Kizer

John E. Kizer
June 13, 1937 - Aug. 27, 2012
PLYMOUTH — A memorial service is being planned for Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. in the New Oakhill Cemetery Chapel, located on South Michigan Street in Plymouth for former resident, John Erwin Kizer, who passed away Aug. 27 of last year after a lengthy battle with cancer.
John was born in Plymouth, on June 13, 1937. He was the son of Marshall Force and Lucille Jane Erwin Kizer.
He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1955, and attended Notre Dame University before graduating from the University of Arizona and attending graduate school at Purdue University.
John farmed the Kizer family farms for years before retiring to Tucson, Ariz., in the late 1990s. While there he enjoyed many of his favorite activities including reading, hiking, tennis, golf, cards and dancing.
John is survived by one daughter, Karin Lynn Kizer and her husband Dan Cantu of Alexandria, Va., and by one son, Kevin John Kizer and his partner, Robert McFarland of Atlanta, Ga. A granddaughter, Katherine Alexandra Kizer Cantu survives along with John’s two sisters, Carolyn Kizer McClure and partner Jonathon Hardin of Plymouth, and Elizabeth (Robert) Luther of Knoxville. John’s long time companion Marie Boyce and her family survives as well.
In lieu of flowers, donations on John’s behalf may be made to the American Cancer Society ( or friends of Sabino Canyon, (
Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.