Donald John Kishman, 87, of Huron, died Friday, April 11, 2008, in Community Health Partners in Lorain following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 15, 1921, in Vermilion Township and was a lifelong resident. Donald was a graduate of Vermilion High School, class of 1938.
In 1943, he entered the Army Air Corps. He was taken as a prisoner of war in Oberfering, Germany, in December 1944. Donald was subsequently awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, EAME Ribbon with one Silver Battle Star, one Bronze Battle Star and the Purple Heart. Following the service, he returned home and was a self-employed farmer on Kishman Farm in Vermilion Township until he retired.
He was a member of the Farm Bureau, Erie County Soil Conservation Board, served as Vermilion Township Trustee for several years, member of DAV, American Legion, VFW and St. Mary Catholic Church, all in Vermilion.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes (Schmitz) Kishman, whom he married Oct. 4, 1947; son, David (Candy) Kishman of Vermilion; daughters, Elizabeth Kishman and Margaret Kishman, both of Sandusky; brother, George Kishman of Vermilion; sisters-in-law, Alice Kishman and Faith Kishman, both of Vermilion; granddaughters, Heather Kishman of California, Catherine (Mark) Reimer of California and Jessica Kishman of Milan; two great-granddaughters; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Vern Kishman in 1991; parents, Werner and Myrtle (Brothers) Kishman; and brothers, Werner "June" and William Kishman.
There will be no funeral home visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange St., Vermilion; the Rev. Jim Holmer, pastor, will be the celebrant.
Contributions may be made to Lutheran Home of Mercy, 5810 N. Main St., P.O. Box 187, Williston, OH 43468 or to a charity of choice.
Condolences may be sent at riddlefuneralhome.com.