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Carl "Fletch" Hizer, Jr.

January 18, 1939 - November 28, 2018
Texas Township, MI



Thursday, December 6, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900
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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, December 7, 2018
10:30 AM EST
St. Thomas More Parish
421 Monroe Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 381-8917

Lunch will follow in the church hall. A private burial will take place.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Education Fund for Great Grandson's care of Gladys Hizer


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Schafer's Flowers Inc.
3274 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(800) 760-7050
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 79, died peacefully after a long illness on November 28, 2018. Carl, “Fletch” to family and friends, was born January 18, 1939 in Otsego, WV to Carl F. Hizer Sr. and Donnie (Myers) Hizer. He joined the Army and served in Korea. Moving to Kalamazoo he worked at Checker Motors, but was best known for his 30 year carpet business. His favorite hobby was fishing on his “Great Lakes Special.” Carl is survived by Gladys, his wife of 54 years; daughter: Lisa; son: John (fiancĂ© Lisa Jasensky); sisters: Judith (Harold) Harper of Louisville, KY, Ruth (Garrett) Bolhuis of Kalamazoo; grandson: Nathan (Kathleen) Hizer; great grandsons: Atraeu, Archimedes, and Nicodemus; and nieces and nephews. Carl was preceded in death by his son, Michael, and brother, Gary. Visit with family and friends on Thursday (Dec 6) from 5-7PM at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 421 Monroe St, on Friday (Dec 7) at 10:30AM where a luncheon will follow. Private burial will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made care of Gladys Hizer for the education of their great grandsons.