March 30, 1927 - September 16, 2020
Eugene D. “Kiz” Kizer, age 93, of Menomonie, WI passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at The Neighbors of Dunn County. He was born Mar. 30, 1927 in the Town of Lucas, Dunn Co. WI to James and Martha (Ziehme) Kizer. He was raised in the Menomonie area and attended Menomonie High School. Gene served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II. Boot camp was served at the Great Lakes Naval Base. He shipped out of San Pedro, CA on the USS Roberts DE749 and then on to Hawaii, other Pacific Islands and Japan, serving as a Gunners Mate. He received W.W.II medals from the Asiatic, Pacific and the American Campaigns. On Dec. 13, 1947, Eugene married Donna Cranston in Eau Claire, WI and they made their home in Menomonie. They were longtime members of the United Methodist Church in Menomonie. Gene worked for Hanson Construction for 30 years and Pember Excavating for 14 years, retiring in 1991. Gene loved all outdoor sports, fishing, camping, and racing. He was a Packer fan and enjoyed bowling and woodworking and contributed many hours to the Red Cedar Speedway. He also loved spending time with family and friends and watching his grandchildren in their sporting events. Gene is survived by his children, Michael (Pam) Kizer, Sandy (John) Storing, Patti (Dave) Rhead; seven grandchildren, Kristen (Flint) Wood, Scott (Alexis) Kowalsky, Bryan (Tara) Kizer, Stacey (Deb) Stangel, Charlie (Janet) Storing, Nicole (Mark) Soleimani, Joe (Jen) Rhead; eleven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and longtime family friend Steve Buhrow; He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Donna; four brothers, Velmer, Vernon, Helmer and James Jr. Kizer; and three sisters, Margaret Blakley, Nora Kleist and Doris Comerford. The family would like to thank the staff at The Neighbors of Dunn County for their compassionate care of Gene. Private graveside services will be held at Cedar Falls Cemetery in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn Co. WI with military honors by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.
Eugene D. “Kiz” Kizer, age 93, of Menomonie, WI passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at The Neighbors of Dunn County. He was born Mar. 30, 1927 in the Town of Lucas, Dunn Co. WI to James and Martha (Ziehme) Kizer. He was raised... View Obituary & Service Information
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