Dr. Lee D. Kinzer
Dr. Lee D. Kinzer, 80, of Berne, formerly of Markle and Upland, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at his residence. He was born on April 11, 1932 in Wildwood, Pennsylvania to Walter R. and Ruth M. (Detrude) Kinzer. He was married on September 18, 1954 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to Dawn Shumaker.
As co-founder of the Markle Medical Center, he honored his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through his 34 years of medical service to the communities of Markle, Warren and Bluffton. A loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, and loyal friend, he fervently walked this earth with one simple goal: to love God and to love people.
He is survived by his wife of Berne; three sons, Mark (Jami) Kinzer of Saginaw, Michigan; Dr. Michael (Ellen) Kinzer; and Matthew (Julie) Kinzer, both of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Lea (Mike) Bergman of Noblesville; Laurel (Scott) Dean of Indianapolis; and Lynne (Mike) Steiner of Leo; two brothers, Ken (Terry) Kinzer; and Chuck (Bobbi) Kinzer; two sisters, Ethel Jane (Dean) Weaver; and Betty Lou (Russell) Miller; 19 grandchildren and four spouses; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three siblings.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29 at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee Street, Markle and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, June 30 at the Markle United Methodist Church, 145 W. Morse Street, Markle.
Memorials may be made to Markle United Methodist Church Missions, Berne Evangelical Church Missions or to Lee and Dawn Kinzer Endowed Scholarship all in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.
Arrangments provided by Myers Funeral Home in Markle. To sign the on-line guest registry, visit www.myersfuneralhomes.com and click on obituaries.