SAVANNAH, Mo. - Herbert E. Clizer, 90, passed away at his home near Savannah, on May 19, 2019.

He was born Oct. 27, 1928, to Kenneth and Iva (Sheppard) Clizer. He attended Jackson rural grade school. Herb graduated from Savannah High School in 1946, and the University of Missouri in 1950.

His activities included, Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Alpha Zeta, Mystical Seven, and Barnwarming Manager. Herb received many awards in 4-H. He showed the Grand Champion swine ton litter in 1942 and 1944, at the Interstate Show and was elected president of the first Missouri State 4-H Club Week in 1946.

Herb married his high school sweetheart, Norma Jean Scowden, June 29, 1950, before being called to active duty in 1951. Lt. Clizer joined the 96th Field Artillery Battalion in Korea for a year.

Herb was engaged in farming while also working at Consumers Oil Company, Silbar's and VanSchoiack Reality.

A loyal member of the Savannah United Methodist Church, Herb served in many leadership positions.

A member of American Legion Post 278, Herb served with the Honor Guard. He was on the Farm Bureau Board for years and on the Savannah R3 Board of Education from 1958 to 1980, often serving as president.

Herb was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Herman, Herald, and Herschel; and daughter, Denise (Kelvin) Kopp.

Survivors include: his wife, Norma; daughter, Linda Sloat (James); sons, Gregg (Suzanne) and Kevin (Suzanne) Clizer; six grandchildren, Emily Kopp (Tom Farrell), Ben Kopp, John, David, James and Lindsey Clizer.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Savannah United Methodist Church 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, with visitation at 10 a.m.

Memorials may be directed to the Savannah United Methodist Church or Mosaic Hospice.

Private family interment in the Savannah Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.