Carl Hizer

    Carl “Fletch” Hizer, Jr., 79, of Texas Township, MI, died peacefully after a long illness,  Nov.  28, 2018. Carl, “Fletch” to family and friends, was born Jan. 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 (fiance 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.
    The family visited with  friends Thursday, Dec. 6, at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, (269) 375-2900. Mass of Christian Burial will be held  today (Friday, Dec. 7), at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 421 Monroe St., where a luncheon will follow. Private burial will take place.
    Visit Carl’s personal memory page at:, to archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his guestbook.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in care of Gladys Hizer for the education of their great-grandsons.


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