Mr. Leazier was born on September 15, 1934 in Fort Wayne, a son of Donald Everett and Goldie (Guisinger) Leazier, Sr., and spent his formative years between Fort Wayne and Michigan.
As a young man he entered the U. S. Navy, and was a 30-year veteran, spending wartime in both Korea and Vietnam. He was officially retired from military service as a petty officer first-class in 1981.
He was a former member of American Legion Post 499 in Fort Wayne, and in his leisure time he enjoyed outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, and mushroom hunting. He also enjoyed casino gaming.
The surviving relatives include his four children, Goldie (Jeffry) Dimmick of Huntertown, Theresa Leazier of Auburn, Kenneth G. (Cynthia) Leazier of Avilla, and Paula (Carter) Porter of Auburn, with whom he resided. Also surviving are three brothers, Larry (Lucille) Leazier of Bryan, Ohio, Dennis (Barbara) Leazier of Elmira, Mich., and Wayne Leazier of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Jesusa “Susie” Leazier and Cecilia Leazier; a brother, Harold P. Leazier, and by a sister, Barbara Trefny.
There will be a military presentation by the U. S. Navy and the American Legion at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.
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