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home : obituaries : obituaries   September 15, 2014

11/20/2013 10:59:00 AM
Donald Bieser

Donald J. Bieser, 89, of Mendota died Nov. 18, 2013, in his residence.
Services will be at noon Friday in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota with the Rev. Dale Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota with military rites by VFW Post 4079.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Friday in the church. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota provided the arrangements.
Mr. Bieser was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Mendota to Henry W. and Sadie (Arndt) Bieser. He married Patricia Frizol on March 31, 1948, in Holy Cross Church, Mendota.
He graduated from Mendota High School in 1942.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater of Operations on board the USS Buoyant. He served on the VFW Post 4079 Memorial Squad for many years. He also was a life member and past commander of the Post. He was a member of Elks Lodge 1212. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he served on the church council and was council president in 1964.
He farmed in the Mendota area for more than 30 years and was employed by the city of Mendota in the street department for eight years before retiring.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Dennis (Debbie) Bieser of Mendota; four daughters, Jeri (Sam) Surovy of Danbury, Conn., Linda (Larry) Lindemier of West Brooklyn, Sarah (Vernon) Pfeifer of Paw Paw and Joanne (Lou) Lentz of Cary; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Vera Schlesinger, Helen Sondgeroth and Marjorie Fassig, all of Mendota; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one grandson; one daughter, Jan; five brothers, Gilbert, Wesley, William, Dean and one brother in infancy; and two sisters, Gertrude Frey and Beverly Schlesinger.
Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, the VFW Memorial Squad or the donor’s choice.

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