Mr. Bruce 'Ben' Eugene Kriser, age 84, of Bonifay, passed away Jan. 28, 2014 at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 1930 in Coldwater, Mich., to the late Clair Vincent Kriser and Dorothy Mullin Kriser.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Kriser was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Kriser.
Mr. Kriser is survived by his wife, Bonnie Shuman Kriser of Bonifay; 13 children, Ryan and Elisabeth Kriser of Dothan, Ala., David and Colleen Krika of Santa Rosa Beach, Tim and Nancy Kriser of Mapleton, Utah, Neal and Karen Strickland of Palatka, Drew and Tamra Kriser of Bonifay, Matt and Debbie Kriser of Sugar Hill, Ga., Joe and Jane Hall of Dothan, Ala., Harry and Laura Schwartz of Roswell, Ga., Troy and Paulette Davis of Dothan, Ala., Quinn and Stacy Kriser of Dothan, Ala., Nathan and Liz Kriser of Provo, Utah, Wade and Megan Kriser of Slocomb, Ala., and Jordan and Sabrina Arave of Canton, Ga.; 73 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Hal and Marie Kriser of Silver Springs, John and Barbara Kriser of Mesa, AZ, Phillip and Sandra Kriser of Sacramento, CA and Mark Kriser of Chipley and three sisters, Ann Hunt of Ocala, Ben and Kay Clark of Ocala and John and Joan White of Gilbert, AZ.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bonifay. Interment followed in the Red Hill Methodist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. Family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday in the Chapel of Peel Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be given to Emerald Coast Hospice, 1330 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428.