In Memory of

John F. Lizer

June 14, 1927 - September 10, 2019
From: Gowrie, IA

Gowrie – John F. Lizer 92, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 at the United Methodist Church, Gowrie, with Pastor Susan Rohden and Pastor Jim Davis officiating.  Burial will be at Gowrie Township Cemetery.  Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the United Methodist Church, Gowrie.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.  Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is in charge of arrangements.

     John is survived by his sons, John M. (Alyce) Lizer of Fort Dodge, and Joel (Sheilah) Lizer of Des Moines; his daughter Mary (Jeff) Patterson of Lohrville; grandchildren, Tyler, Lindsey (Eric), Jennifer (Adam), Jade (Tyler), Joelle, and Jay (Lexi); great-grandchildren, Addison, Ava, Brentley, Dakota, Aubree, Esley, and Ella; and sister Marjorie Burkgren of Ames; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife LaVola; daughter Kathy Lizer; his parents, Zeb and Blanche (Teeples) Lizer; and infant brother Richard.

     John F. Lizer was born June 14, 1927 at Fort Dodge, Iowa.  He graduated from Gowrie High School, with the Class of 1945.  On March 4, 1950 he was united in marriage to LaVola Lawson at Gowrie.  John worked and operated the family business, Lizer Livestock Auction in Gowrie since 1933. LaVola passed away in 2016.  John was a member of the United Methodist Church, and a director at First Bank, Gowrie.

Funeral Services
2:00 p.m. - Friday
September 13, 2019
United Methodist Church
Gowrie, Iowa
Pastor Susan Rohden
Pastor Jim Davis
After 4:00 p.m. - Thursday
September 12, 2019
United Methodist Church
Gowrie, Iowa
Gowrie Township Cemetery
Gowrie, Iowa


Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:25 AM
“Sending love from your Idaho/Washington family. You are all part of a great tradition and sweet memories. ”
- Linda Tompkins

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:34 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies. May blessings & Peace surround you all during this tender time. ”
- Jackie Riccio

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5:50 AM
“Sorry to learn of John's passing. He is fondly remembered as a one of a kind. The kind of guy that when you meet him he would greet you with a smile and leave you with laughter and you'd still be laughing days later. My Grandad Keith marked most all of his cattle through the sale barn there over the years. Great Aunts Cleo Hendricks and Maxine Dixon worked the café there and had several stories to tell of John. They thoroughly enjoyed their time there. I went to college with Mary and Jeff. You have all our sympathy.
Sandburg Family”
- Clint Sandburg

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 3:39 PM
“So sorry for your lost. John was an amazing man. He knew who to make people smile. He loved to tease you but wasn't mean. As an auctioneer he made it sing with the joy of life and friendship. He will be missed and remember with fondness. Ask the Lord for peace and strength to help you through this time of sorrow. May God bless you.”
- Jim Engstrom

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:53 AM
“John, Joel and Mary, so sorry to jear about your dad. I'm leaving for Greece tomorrow and will not be able to come to visitation or the funeral. Prayers for you all. He's with LaVola now and happy! LuAnn ”
- LuAnn Suchan

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 10:18 AM
“We remember John as a very kind & loving guy. He was a hard worker, always caring for his family. Sending love & prayers to his dear family! Bill & Fran Lawson”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:46 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to all of you. He was a good friend and Dunnie loved to visit with him on Sunday nights. Always enjoyed the sale barn many friends through the years! He will be deeply missed and now is in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your many good memories give much comfort and peace. God Speed Friendship and love Sadie Sorensen & sons Todd & Kelly ”
- Sadie Sorensen

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 6:44 AM
“Very sorry to hear this news. Too many memories to put here, but they are some doozies. If I could take away your pain and sorrow I would do it in a heart beat. We can only share your loss and offer our sincere condolences. A great man with a unique sense of humor. Better days will come.”
- Jim Archie Peterson

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:52 PM
“Sorry for your loss. I am sending my prayers for comfort and awesome memories. ”
- Gary Harris

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:45 PM
“Thinking of your entire family. LaVola and Kathy are greeting John in heaven. Bless them...”
- Judy Warrick

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:18 PM
“I am so sad to learn of this and know your hearts are hurting. Hugs, love, and prayers. Sondra and Kent”
- Sondra Hovey

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