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Daniel John Kaizer, age 61, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at home.
He was born Oct. 27, 1956 in Erie, Pennsylvania to Patricia Kazier. Daniel was adopted and raised by his grandparents, John and Twila Kaizer. Enlisting early, Daniel proudly served in the Coast Guard from 1972-1978. On June 30, 2001 he married Barbara Gaines in Lacombe, Louisiana.
Daniel was a man who could fix anything - cars, appliances, heating and cooling systems. He was a true outdoorsman. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and camper. He loved long hauls on his motorcycle with Barbara. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a smile on his face. He loved his family; and his grandchildren, Maddox and Zoe, were his heart, skyping with them as often as he could.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Ryen Lee (Madeline) Kaizer; stepsons, Joseph Crowe and David Crowe; grandchildren, Maddox Kaizer and Zoe Kaizer; siblings, Eric Krista, Kory (Stephanie) Krista, Patricia Krista and Kara Allen; and many good friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Twila Kaizer; and his mom, Patricia Kaizer.
A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Daniel will be laid to rest in Madeville Cemetery in Louisiana.
Please visit Daniel's online guest book at www.covellfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.
Published on February 14, 2018
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