October 12, 1921 - June 24, 2015
Donald Earl Kizer of Ardmore, Oklahoma was born to Earl and Alma (Pardun) Kizer on October 12, 1921 in Vinton, Iowa and passed from this life on June 24, 2015 in Ardmore, Oklahoma at the age of 93 years. Donald was married on April 2, 1942 in Fayette, Iowa to DoraLee Belding. He served his country in the U. S. Marine Corp. Dr. Kizer obtained his B.S. from Upper Iowa University in 1947; M.S. from Purdue University in 1950; and his PhD from North Carolina State in 1954. He was the head of Biochemical Pharmacology for thirty-one years at Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma until his retirement in 1985. The highlights of his life were his military service during WW II from 1942-1946 and the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952 and the 1976 Scientist of the Year. He also was Editor of the Oklahoma Academy of Science Journal, published over seventy papers and was a member of the World Who’s Who in Science. Dr. Kizer was also involved in the American Cancer Society; Oklahoma Academy of Science; Kiwanis; Toast Masters; and the American Federation of Molecular Biologists. In his spare time, Donald enjoyed reading, camping and traveling. The most important things he taught others about life were honesty; fidelity, and a good work ethic. Dr. Kizer is survived by: Sons: Paul Earl Kizer and Steven Anthony Kizer Daughters: Karol Ann Paquette; Nikki Suzanne Childress; Lisa Jan Brownen; and Donna Lee Blundell 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren A host of family and friends. Active Pallbearers will be Steve Kizer; Don Bush; Keith Emmert; LandonBlundell; Matt Blundell; and Aaron Kizer. Honorary bearers will be Brian Childress; Mickey Blundell; and Kenny Udehn Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Shady Grove Church in Pernell, Oklahoma with Kippy Udehn officiating. U.S. Marine Corp Honors will be given in the Sandy Bear Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home in Pauls Valley,Ok. You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.
Donald Earl Kizer of Ardmore, Oklahoma was born to Earl and Alma (Pardun) Kizer on October 12, 1921 in Vinton, Iowa and passed from this life on June 24, 2015 in Ardmore, Oklahoma at the age of 93 years. Donald was married on April 2, 1942 in... View Obituary & Service Information
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