John Pleiser, a 67-year resident of Inglewood, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012, in Marina Del Rey. Born in Tampa, Kan., the youngest of eight children, John was 86 when he died.
John served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Inglewood for 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the NALC.
John’s greatest passions were his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed relating stories of his life in Kansas, especially his school years. He was fond of passing along jokes to everyone. John enjoyed camping, especially with his family, hunting, fishing, and traveling throughout the United States.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth Gertrude Hutchison and John Pleiser; his only brother, Paul; and four sisters, Margaret, Mary, Edith, and Bernadine.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Joan Pleiser; sons Paul and John; daughters Elizabeth Edwards (Gaylen) and Theresa Clutterbuck (Kevin); six grandchildren, Krista, Nathan, Geneva, Allison, Christine, Luke; and one great-granddaughter, Elenea. Also surviving are his sisters Florence Dimock of California and Lucy Hughes of Kansas.
Services were at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church on Aug. 3, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation, the American Heart Association, or the Sisters of Servant Mary.