1921 – 2015
Al Malzer, 93, passed away just a few days short of his 94th birthday. He was born to Emma and Otto Malzer in Parker, South Dakota on September 3, 1921. Just out of high school, he enlisted in the Army and was sent to England during World War II. There he met and married his Czechoslovakian wife, Marietta Hahn and brought her home after the end of the war. During their 66 years of marriage, Al continued his love of aviation as a flight instructor in Friona, Texas which led to training as an Aircraft Mechanic at Spartan Aviation in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following a move to Oklahoma City, he enjoyed a long career at the FAA center. Retirement was truly enjoyed by Al and Marietta by summering in Ouray, Colorado, enjoying the Rocky Mountains and winters spent in Yuma, Arizona with many friends and dancing. Al’s hobbies included traveling, music, photography, using his computer, the stock market, gardening and nature. He is survived by his sister, Adeline Carlson of Sioux Falls, S.D. and brother Gordon Malzer of Georgetown, TX, son, Marshall Malzer of Oklahoma City, and daughter, Victoria Michalik and husband, Stephen of Edmond, 4 grandchildren, Justin Malzer, Jennifer Malzer, Vanessa Michalik and Quentin Michalik and many nieces and nephews.