The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

September 21, 2013

Richard Sizer

—    Richard Sizer, age 89, lifelong resident of St. James, died on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Cloud.

  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am, Thursday, September 26, 2013, at St. James Catholic Church in St. James with Father Thien Nguyen as celebrant.

  Visitation will be one hour before services at the church on Thursday.

  Burial with military honors,  provided by the St. James Veterans Honor Guard, will be at Calvary Cemetery in St. James.

  You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com

 Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

  Richard Joseph Sizer was born on September 10, 1924, the only child of Joseph and Lucy (Starkey) Sizer. Richard grew up on the Sizer Farm two miles west of St. James. He attended St. James Catholic School for 8 years and graduated from St. James High School in 1942. He attended college at St. Mary's College in Winona for one year before enlisting in the Navy. Dick served in the South Pacific in the Seabees from the fall of 1943 until the

end of the war. He returned stateside on December 10, 1945, worked as a crane operator at the San Diego Naval Repair Base until April 1946. On February 21, 1947, Richard married Florence Huff in Grand Rapids, MI. He worked on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad for over 40 years as a Conductor/Trainman retiring in 1989.

   Richard was active in many organizations; he was a Life Member of the VFW Post 1914, joining on 1944, served as Post Commander four terms, a Life Member of American Legion Post 33 serving as Post Adjutant since 1993 and a Life Member of Knight of Columbus Council #3427, he also belonged to the Retire Rail Assoc.  Dick enjoyed life; his hobbies included golfing, hunting, bowling and playing cards. He also was a participant in the 12-step recovery program since 1988. He tried to help others within and outside the program experience sobriety.

   Richard is survived by his children; Jill Sizer of Minneapolis, Mark and Lois Sizer of Waite Park, Amy & Phil Knuth of Fountain Hills, AZ, Beth Forsyth of St. James, John and Anna Sizer of Eau Claire, WI, Joe and Libby Sizer of Pacific Grove, CA, lifelong friend and ex-wife Florence Sizer of St. James and other relative and friends.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Zeiher, Bernice (Photo).jpg Bernice Mary Zeiher

      Bernice Mary Zeiher, 86 of Le Sueur died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Center in St. Peter, MN.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Schulte, Linda b&w.jpg Linda Schulte

      Linda Schulte, age 66, of Gaylord passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic-Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Linda Kay (Springer) Kilvington

     Linda Kay (Springer) Kilvington, 60, of Mankato, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at her home.

    April 24, 2014

  • Marlin Feist.JPG Marlin Earl (Marly) Feist

      Marlin Earl (Marly) Feist, 83, of Wells, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the Mapleton Community Nursing Home.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Linda Carol McGraw-Ellesmere

     Linda Carol McGraw-Ellesmere, age 68, of Mankato, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato.

    April 24, 2014

  • Looft, Dorothy web pic.jpg Dorothy M. (Sanders) Looft

      Dorothy M. (Sanders) Looft, age 90 of Mankato died April 21, 2014 with her family by her side at Hillcrest Care Center.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nelson, Eileen Photo.jpg Eileen Nelson

       Eileen Nelson, age 82, of Le Sueur, died Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at the Le Sueur Assisted Living.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sharon J. Harnitz

      Sharon J. Harnitz, age 69, of Mankato, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato

    April 24, 2014

  • Dr. Richard Meyer.JPG Dr. Richard Hollister Meyer

      Dr. Richard Hollister Meyer, 84, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2013 in Surprise, Arizona.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kenneth Roy Tupa

      Kenneth Roy Tupa, 64, of Brownton, MN on 4/18/14.

    April 23, 2014