Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

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,

For those unable to attend, sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Don’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Rena Deaner says:

    Prayers for all of the family, he will be missed. Love to all

  2. Celina Gonzalez Kregel says:

    Heartfelt prayers to my cousin Lisa, and her beautiful family. So very sorry to hear of his passing. I love you all and sending prayers for comfort and healing. ❤️❤️

  3. Connie Bowman says:

    Pop, I am happy that you are not suffering or in pain but very sad that you had to leave. I know you are in Heaven, Mom would not have it any other way!! I imagine God is saying,, “Well done, my son!” For being the best husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, uncle and friend! I already miss you and I am sorry I’m not there with the family. I will love you always!!!

  4. Lynn says:

    Prayers for all the family. Don was special to me

  5. Verporter Family says:

    It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to such a wonderful man. I remember being on his pontoon boat at Lake Mead. His laugh was infectious and hugs were wonderful.

    Say hello to Matthew for me. Look after each other.

    Robert, Michelle, Alex, Emily, Sara, and Eric

  6. Greg Scott says:

    So sorry for your loss Lisa and family–prayers to you all

  7. Randal Anzevino says:

    Don is a warrior for Jesus that has reached his final address until he is called with Jesus for the final battle. I can only assume he will be an officer in the army (Air Force) of God. The great news is,.. the battle doesn’t start without us. We all look forward to seeing Don again and spending eternity where the sky is a special blue and flowers amazingly bright as he revealed before he was present with the Lord. See you soon Don

  8. Terry Teevin says:

    My condolences to the family. Don always treated me good. He will be greatly missed. God bless Donna and the family.

  9. Rita & Dan Sherick says:

    Our deepest sympathy & love to Donna & family.
    We have wonderful, fond memories of family get together in Ohio & Las Vegas.
    Don was a great guy. We will miss him.

  10. Carl and Connie Woodring says:

    Don was a great person and will be missed by all who knew him.

  11. Cindy Smith says:

    Donna, Sonya (Ray), and Randi and Kinsley, you’re in my heartfelt prayers for God’s peace and comfort during this time of separation. May He deepen in you His assurance that in just a little while we’ll all be together again with our loved ones and Him in Heaven.

  12. Tom Hadley says:

    My sympathys to all for the loss of this good guy.

  13. Martina and Sabine Kiser says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to Donna and the family. Sending all of our love and prayers.

  14. Martina and Sabine Kiser says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to Donna and the family. All are love and prayers are with you.

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  16. Julie Patrick says:

    So very sorry about Don, he was a wonderful man, many great memories working with him at the Brickley. He will be missed by many
    Prayers for you all

  17. David Erwin says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the family of Don, he was a very friendly and fun co-worker, and I am glad to say he was a friend. I look forward to many more talks with you when we meet again.

  18. Bob burky says:

    To the family of Don
    You have my deepest sympathy and are in my thoughts and prayers in your time of Dons passing he will be missed by all of us ,he was Avery good man

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