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Gregory “Mike” Kiger

Gregory “Mike” Kiger , age 69 of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his friends and family after a long battle with health issues.

He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the US Army, then starting with the Lancaster Fire Department in 1973.  He was a member of the first paramedic squad in Lancaster in 1975 and then worked his way up the ranks to retire as a captain with the Lancaster Fire Department.  Mike was a Fairfield County Commissioner with 16 years of service.

Mike was a member of the Republican Party, Lancaster Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Fellow three times and a lifetime member of the Amvets.

Mike is survived by his wife of 23 ½ years, Alma A. Kiger; daughters, Rachel Yvonne (Rodney) Carpenter of Lancaster, and Michelle Lynn (Richard) Rezentes of Apex, North Carolina; nine grandchildren, Courtney (Nicholas) Puma and Zach Able, Dominic and Jack Carpenter, Joseph, Serena, Jonathon, Katy and Faith Rezentes; three great grandchildren, Kyra, Addison and Mila; sister, Kim (Danny) Sells of Lancaster; aunts and uncle, Martha (Bill) LeVeck of Tennessee and Hazel France of Tempe, Arizona; sister-in-law, Armelyn Calonge; several nieces and nephews, close friends, John and Mary Lou Bowman, Larry and Kay Marr, Steve Griener and Amelita Simpkins; and his canine companion, Mika.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Kiger and mother, Dorothy Smith Upp; brother, Larry Kiger; and sisters, Beverly and Gay Kiger.

Caring Cremation® is being handled by the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Lancaster. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Lancaster Rotary Club, Jodie Phayer Prince, c/o Arbuckle Phayer Accounting Group, LLC, 2229 W. Fair Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

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