Wayne Mizer

February 13, 1926 - January 22, 2019
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Wayne Emerson Mizer, 92, of Stone Creek, died peacefully while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in Union Hospital at Dover.

A son of the late Charles Emerson and Goldie Muriel (Kohler) Mizer, Wayne was born February 13, 1926 in his childhood home in York Township.

Wayne graduated from Stone C…

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Wayne Emerson Mizer, 92, of Stone Creek, died peacefully while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in Union Hospital at Dover.

A son of the late Charles Emerson and Goldie Muriel (Kohler) Mizer, Wayne was born February 13, 1926 in his childhood home in York Township.

Wayne graduated from Stone Creek High School in 1944. He was then drafted into the United States Army on October 24, 1944 and served in the European Theatre during World War II. Wayne would then receive his honorable discharge on August 6, 1946.

On September 12, 1948, he married the former Arlene Hoffman and they raised two children, Jeffrey Wayne and Melanie Jane. The couple were members of the former Grace United Church of Christ at Stone Creek, where Wayne was very active, and later they became members of Jerusalem Church at New Philadelphia.

He was a longtime carpenter by trade and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Over the years, Wayne worked at the construction sites of many notable buildings and structures throughout the area.

Wayne was a man who liked to be busy and following his retirement he took up various hobbies such as woodcarving, gardening and part-time farming. He was also an avid reader who was always learning. Most evenings would end for Wayne by following his favorite sports teams, The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Arlene Mizer; his children, Jeffrey Wayne (Kay) Mizer of Paxtonville, Pennsylvania and Melanie Jane (Jim) Grella of Canton; his grandchildren, Jonathan (Melissa) Mizer of Stone Creek, Jared (Jessica) Mizer of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania, Jesse (Andrea) Mizer of Middleburg, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Mizer of Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania, Nathan (Amanda) Grella of Ft. Worth, Texas, Betsy Grella of Canton and Jenny (Kaipo) Newhouse of Hauula, Hawaii; his great-grandchildren, Noah, Chloe, Matthew, Elliot, Olivia, Isabelle, Adelaide, Blake and Mckenna; a sister-in-law, Mildred Carper of Canton; and many nieces and nephews.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gilbert Mizer.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and again one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. A funeral service celebrating Wayne’s life will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11 AM in Jerusalem Church. Burial will follow the service in Stone Creek Cemetery. Following the committal service, a luncheon will be held in the fellowship hall at Jerusalem Church.

Contributions may be made in Wayne’s memory to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or to Jerusalem Church, 1417 Stone Creek Rd. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Jerusalem Church

Address:

1417 Stonecreek Rd SW, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Jerusalem Church

Address:

1417 Stonecreek Rd SW, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Stone Creek Cemetery

Address:

, STONE CREEK, OH, 43840

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Reception Information

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Jerusalem Church

Address:

1417 Stonecreek Rd SW, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Donation Information

Samaritan's Purse

PO Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607

Jerusalem Church

1417 Stonecreek Road SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: February 13, 1926
Died: January 22, 2019

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Chad and Tiffani Howard posted on 1/25/19

Please know that we are continually lifting you up in prayer. May God give you peace and comfort beyond all understanding. I pray that even though now you mourn during this time, that in your heart you celebrate knowing that Mr. Mizer is in the presence of our almighty Father. 1 Peter 1:3-9

 

Carol Turner Leasure posted on 1/25/19

Jeff, Melanie, and Arlene, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. So many happy memories of your dad in the "good old days" at Stone Creek!

 

Linda DiDonato posted on 1/24/19

Jonathan, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Thoughts and Prayers!

 

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