Kim E. Risner, 51, of Norwalk, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, after an extended illness.
He was born Dec. 13, 1955, in Norwalk and was a 1974 graduate of Norwalk High School, where he was a four-year letterman in baseball. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1975, receiving a bachelor's degree in business and management from Golden State University in San Francisco, Calif. He received many medals and was a decorated military officer of 10 years. In 1992 he began working for the federal government as a loan specialist for the Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C., and returned to Norwalk in the past six months. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Norwalk, was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed reading and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Joeliza (Sanico) Risner of Norwalk; daughter, Kyla Ann Risner of Norwalk; parents, Ollie and Afria (Green) Risner ofNorwalk; brothers and sisters, Larry K. (Robin) Risner ofNorwalk, Keith Risner of New London, Karen Gonzalez of Cape Coral, Fla., Susie (Jeff) Brandts of Sandusky, Jerry Risner of Norwalk and Steven (Dana) Risner ofNorwalk; three nephews and a niece.
Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday in Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. The Rev. David Cirata, associate pastor of the church, will officiate. Entombment will be at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron, followed by a reception at theNorwalk American Legion.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857; or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line,Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be sent tonorwalkfuneral.com.