On April 30, 2013, Henry Kazimier went to be with the Lord.
Henry Kazimier was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 29, 1924 to Julian and Irene Kazimier.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, Julian and Irene Kazimier, and granddaughter, Melissa Bourgoyne.
Henry is survived by his wife, Jean Milligan Kazimier of Hot Springs; son Chris Kazimier (Becky), son Michael Kazimier (Cathy); daughter Nana Varner (Marshall); step-children, Bill Milligan (Sheila), Leesa Cash, Lori Jack (Joey); ten grandchildren, Julian Kazimier, Carey Wooton, Benjamin Kazimier and Rachael Chambers, Romona Cash, Amy Milligan, Emili Jack, Luke Jack, Kendra Childs (Andrew), Jamie Duncan (C. J.) and eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Richard Kazimier of Spring Grove, Illinois.
Henry was a World War II veteran, stationed at Greenham Commons Air Base, Newberry England, as a paratroop transport plane navigator. His love of aeronautics continued after the war, as a member of the Quiet Birdmen flying club and serving eight years as the first Aeronautics Director for the state of Indiana. Henry was multi-talented and as one of the pioneers in the plastics industry, with Amos Thompson, developed and produced a variety of innovative plastic products used throughout the world.
Henry moved to Hot Springs in 1983 to work with Airport Lighting at Chem Fab. While there, he married Jean Milligan on February 16, 1985. Henry enjoyed singing with the Fun City Barbershop Chorus for many years after his retirement. He was elected "Barber-Shopper of the Year" in 1988. Henry was also on the board of the Hot Springs Jazz Society, a member of the Lions Club, and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Visitation will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday, May 5th at Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs (www.davis-smith.com) with a memorial service at 3:00PM. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Henry's name to the Fun City Barbershop Chorus would be appreciated.