A memorial celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 21 at Webb-Sanders Funeral Home Chapel for Jack Krizman Jr. of Lindsay, who passed away May 6, 2006, at the age of 80. Private interment will follow at a later date.

Jack was born July 29, 1925 in Helper, Utah to John Sr. and Louise Krizman, and attended elementary school there before coming to California with his family. Jack attended high school in Los Angeles, and at the age of 17, joined the U.S. Navy to serve in World War II. Jack attained the rank of Fireman First Class and was honorably discharged in 1946.

Jack married Gloria Rossiter in 1948. Jack and Gloria adopted their two children, Bonnie and James in the late 1950s. Jack worked for the Fluer Corporation as a draftsman engineer for some 10 years but was an inventor at heart. After obtaining a leave of absence from his job, to work on some of his ideas, Jack invented and patented the spark arrester for motorcycles, and later the Filtron air filter. Both companies started from his garage in the family home in the San Fernando Valley. Motorcycles were Jack's passion. Gloria bought Jack his first motorcycle in the 1950's and he was hooked. Jack raced and rode motorcycles all over the world. Jack worked closely with Honda, Suzuki, Husquvarna and raced for Harley Davidson as well as sponsored teams for Harley Davidson.

Jack married Francis Sanders in Las Vegas in 1971 and they settled in Lindsay where he formed his last company, KESCO PRODUCTS. Jack continued to design and worked with Answer Racing, the local Forest Service, and local friends from Lindsay. Jack had an exciting life.

Jack is survived by his children, James C. Krizman of North Hollywood and Bonnie Jacko and her husband Ron of Pine Mountain Club; and one grandson, Chad Schilz, also of Pine Mountain Club.

Webb-Sanders Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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