Dec. 13, 1955 - Nov. 9, 2007
NORWALK — Kim E. Risner, 51, of Norwalk, died Friday at 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 Air Force in 1975, receiving a bachelor’s degree in business and management from Golden State University in San Francisco.
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, 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; a daughter, Kyla Ann Risner of Norwalk, parents, Ollie and Afria (Green) Risner of Norwalk; brothers and sisters, Larry K. (Robin) Risner of Norwalk, Keith Risner of New London, Karen Gonzalez of Cape Coral, Fla., Susie (Jeff) Brandts of Sandusky, Jerry Risner of Norwalk and Steven (Dana) Risner of Norwalk; three nephews and a niece.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at 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 in Huron, followed by a reception at the Norwalk American Legion.
Memorial gifts may be sent to St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line Road, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Online condolences may be sent to www.norwalkfuneral.com.