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Edwin J. Fizer Jr.

July 1, 1925 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 95)

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Edwin Joseph Fizer passed away after a short illness on Sunday, October 25, 2020 

Ed was born in New Orleans in 1925.  Always a patriot, at age 17 he forged his birth year on his recruitment papers so he could enlist in the Marine Corps to fight in World War II a year early. As with all African American Marine recruits in the segregated military, his training was at Camp Montford Point, NC. This group of brave soldiers became known as the Montford Point Marines. He fought in the Pacific theater and attained the rank of Sergeant.  In 2012, President Barack Obama awarded the Montford Point Marines the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the U.S.  Following his military service, Ed worked as an optometrist, a Chicago Police officer, and a teacher before eventually opening his own business. 

Ed had a big heart. He was active in community and veterans activities’ his entire life. He loved life and enjoyed his until the very end. He will be sorely missed. 

Loving father of  Dr Cheryl (Jack)  Fizer-McCallion ,  Edwin J Fizer III and the late Jille Fizer ; loving grandfather of Paul,  Philip and Laura  McCallion and Ashten Fizer.

Family and friends will gather for a visitation Friday 9 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. at Lain-Sullivan Funeral Home 50 Westwood Drive Park Forest, IL  Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 30, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lain-Sullivan Funeral Directors
50 Westwood Dr.
Park Forest, IL 60466-1419

Funeral Service
Friday
October 30, 2020

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Lain-Sullivan Funeral Directors
50 Westwood Dr.
Park Forest, IL 60466-1419

Interment
Friday
October 30, 2020

12:00 PM
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
27034 South Diagonal Road
Elwood, IL 60421

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