Dr. Lee D. Kinzer, 80, of Berne, IN, and formerly of Markle, IN, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at 9:15 p.m. at his residence.
Dr. Kinzer was co-founder of the Markle Medical Center, and had 34 years of medical service to the communities of Markle, Warren and Bluffton.
He was born April 11, 1932, in Wildwood, PA, to Walter R. and Ruth M. Detrude Kinzer. He married Dawn Shumaker on Sept. 18, 1954, in Punxsutawney, PA, and she survives.
Survivors include three sons, Mark (Jami) Kinzer, of Saginaw, MI, and 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 one great-grandchild.
Calling is Friday, June 29, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee St., Markle. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., with one hour of calling prior to the service, at the Markle United Methodist Church, 145 W. Morse St., 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, PO. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.
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