Frederick S. Kreiser, age 85, of Brooklyn, Mich., went to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. He was born Sept. 22, 1930, in Ono, Pa., to Raymond and Amy (Snavely) Kreiser. He married Mary J. Blowers Dec. 29, 1959, in Nassau, Bahamas, and she survives.
Frederick was raised in Pennsylvania. He was a missionary helper in the Bahamas and moved to Brooklyn in 1976. He graduated from Jonestown High School in Pennsylvania in 1948, and attended the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in Media, Pa., for three years. Frederick was a bricklayer all his life. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army for two years in France. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brooklyn, an associate member of Grace Baptist Church in Somerset Center, member of Continental Baptist Missions in Rockford, Mich. He was a brick and block layer in church construction through Continental Baptist Missions and was an interim pastor for two churches. He loved to have friends visit him, loved to go to church and enjoyed riding his bike.
Surviving besides his wife, Mary, are one daughter, Joanna (Jeff) Fox of Jackson; three sons, Daniel Kreiser of Tennessee, Jonathan Kreiser of Brooklyn, and David (Kathryn) Kreiser of Nassau, Bahamas; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Wesley (Louise) Kreiser of Pennsylvania, Thomas (Liese) Kreiser of Indiana, and Albert (Ann) Kreiser of Virginia.; five sisters, Elizabeth Weisburger of Maryland, Edith Probus of Virginia, Evelyn Donmoyer of Pennsylvania, Elaine Dohner of Pennsylvania, Ellen (Alfred) Jarrett of Pennsylvania; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and by one sister, Eleanor.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Brooklyn, with Pastor Jeff Sheeks and Pastor Brian Hendrick officiating. Burial took place in Highland Cemetery, Brooklyn, Mich. The visitation was from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and at the First Baptist Church in Brooklyn and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison, Mich.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Continental Baptist Missions. Send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.