Donald James Kiser
Donald James Kiser, age 82, of Shelby, died late Sunday evening, March 27, 2022 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his family.
Don was born September 7, 1939 in Albion, Pennsylvania to the late James Perry and Helen (Hubbard) Kiser. He was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran serving from 1960-1964. Don spent over 40 years as a Pit Supervisor for New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He was also a general manager for Lisa Su Properties in Las Vegas. Although he spent his career in the casinos, Don’s first job was delivering milk for Julick.
Don enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a handyman and always fixed what was broken- the unofficial maintenance man. He and his wife, Donna loved diamond dotting together. Don was a friend to anyone and everyone he met. He truly loved his wife and family, and they will miss him dearly.
Those surviving include his wife of 46 years, Donna June (Kegley) Kiser, whom he wed on March 31, 1976. Also surviving are four daughters: Elaine Mills of Shelby, Sonya (Ray) Anzevino of Las Vegas, Connie (John) Bowman of Las Vegas, and Lisa (Greg) Coy of Shelby; two sons: Joe (Tammy) Perry of Las Vegas and Carl (Heather) Swank of John Day, OR; 17 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; two brothers: Bradley Kiser of Tampa, FL and James (Linda) Kiser of Las Vegas; and special friend: Frank Smith; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his daughter: Kathy Webb; son: Allan Kiser; and son-in-law: John Mills.
Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Don’s funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 10:30 am at Taylortown Community Church, 2656 Taylortown Road, Shelby, where he was a member. Rev. O. Douglas Tackett will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Taylortown Community Church or the American Cancer Society, cancer.org/donate.
For those unable to attend, sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Don’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.
To view Don’s tribute video, click this link provided: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/C99HKQ42CS4GC28M