Published On: Wed, Nov 23rd, 2011

Obituary – Lewis H. Keizer

YANKTON, S.D. — Lewis H. Keizer, 87, Yankton, S.D., died Oct. 25, 2011, at Avera Yankton Care Center, Yankton.
Funeral services were Oct. 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Yankton, with Rev. David Wildermuth officiating. Inurnment was at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Yankton.

Pallbearers were Terry, Darwin, Russell, Jerome and Peter Keizer and Jonathan Fant.
Lewis was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Alton, Iowa, to Peter and Tracy (Sorgdrager) Keizer. He graduated from Alton High School in 1941 and attended Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, for two years. Lewis then worked at Yellowstone National Park for two years before returning to Sioux City. He married Fern Frerichs, Dec. 17, 1948, in Coleridge.
Lewis worked as a driver/salesman for Booth Fisheries Frozen Foods, Sioux City, for 35 years. In 1998, Lewis and Fern moved to Yankton.
He was an avid fisherman and gardener and he passed those interests down to his sons. Lewis also enjoyed hunting and traveling. He and Fern were able to spend the last 30 winters in Hawaii with their family.
Survivors include his wife, Fern Keizer, Yankton, S.D.; four sons, Charles and Mary Keizer, Paia, Hawaii; Terry and Sally Keizer, Glennallen, Alaska; Darwin and Terri Keizer, Kailua, Hawaii; and Russell Keizer, Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Kate and Tom Gukeisen, Norfolk, Va.; Emily Keizer, Minneapolis, Minn.; Amy and Pat Neal, Kansas City; Jerome and Rebecca Keizer, Kailua, Hawaii; Jessica Keizer, Kailua, Hawaii; Jennifer and Edgar Rodriguez, Des Moines, Iowa; and Peter and Liz Keizer, Kailua, Hawaii; and four great-grandchildren, Benjamin Gukeisen, Valerie and Abby Rodriguez, and Sadie Neal.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter; and two sisters, Dorothy Rees and Ethel Noack.