William Joseph Kiser

January 13, 1952November 28, 2018
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William Joseph Kiser, 66 of Fremont, OH passed away on November 28, 2018 at Toledo Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Saturday’s Michigan loss to Ohio State may have been a contributing factor; he was “Maize and Blue through and through”.

Bill was born January 13, 1952 to Herbert and Felista “Smitty” Kiser. He was the smallest surviving baby at Memorial Hospital at that time, weighing less than two pounds, a fighter since day one. He was a graduate of St. Joe High School, Class of 1971. He played football, basketball, and baseball for the Crimson Streaks and went on to attend Tiffin University where he played basketball for three more years. While attending at Tiffin, he was an active member of Sigma Omega Sigma. Over the years, he became a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus, The Loyal Order of the Moose, Elks Lodge, SJCC Booster Club and Club 71 Investments.

After college, Bill worked for Brown Labs where he trained phlebotomists. He also worked as a physician recruiter which brought over 40 doctors to the Fremont area. He established Fremont's first Physician's group, The Fremont Family Health Center. Over the years, Bill was a salesman for Shugarman’s Surgical Supplies and Root’s Poultry, but was best known as "The Kraut Guy" while working for The Fremont Company.

Surviving are his wife Angie (Hoffman) Kiser of Fremont, OH; children: Kelli (Stephen) Hurd of Peoria, IL; Traci Cogar of Gibsonburg, OH and Bradley (fiancee Kristina) Kiser of Fremont, OH; grandchildren Gage and Marissa Cogar and Madison Hurd; siblings: Sr. Marcia (Janet) Kiser, SND, Tom (Phyllis) Kiser, Don (Judy) Kiser, Karen (Mike) Lowery, Joan Kiser, Marcia (Leo) Mapus. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, John and Jeff.

He was an avid boater, an accomplished golfer, and enjoyed making wreaths for friends and relatives. He loved entertaining and cooking, often fighting Angie for space in the kitchen. But what he loved, above all else, was time spent with his family. When asked how he was doing, Bill would always say “Just short of fabulous”, he’d like you all to know he’s finally feeling fabulous!

Visitation will take place on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. where vigil services and a time for memories will begin at 7:30 P.M. at Keller-Koch-Chudzinski Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, OH. A Mass of Resurrection will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 709 Croghan Street, Fremont, OH. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The March of Dimes or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, December 4, 2018

William Joseph Kiser

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Paula & Bob Young

December 4, 2018

It was a great homily, a very fitting send-off. Bob, being an "only" considered all of the "Kiser kids" the closest thing to siblings he had. Our hearts break for all of you for your loss, and rejoice with you that he's free from his troubles. We continue to hold you all in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

Joan Lehmann Smith

December 3, 2018

It broke my heart to hear about Bill. There has been no family that has meant more to me than that of Herb, Smitty and each of the "kids". I saw them rarely since those days in the neighborhood; but it never felt that time had passed. My deepest sympathy to Angie, their children and the entire family.

Larry Smith

December 3, 2018

Dear Angie & Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I have so many fond, loving memories of Bill. From the good ole days at TU to all the great tailgating parties we did together at the UofM football games. Some of these times are "legendary" in my mind and I will never forget him!

With deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Larry Smith

John and Patty Womeldorf

December 2, 2018

Dear Kiser family,
We will always remember the closeness and fun times of our familes at Nugents. Bill was always a big part of that, and he will be rembered as a fun loving guy. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
John and Patty Womeldorf

Al Falk & Bill Setzler Falk &Setzler

December 2, 2018

To Angie and The entire Kiser family Please accept our sincere condolences on Bills death. We will always remember his hand of friendship when we moved to Barker Rd and the great times at your home as well as his efforts for the annual “Barker Hill” block parties. He will be greatly missed and long remembered. Al Falk & Bill Setzler

Zelda Zizelman

December 1, 2018

Bill has come to the Neurogicial Center in Burkettsville Ohio several times to visit with his Sister Joan And Rick it was always great to see Bill. Prayers for all the family. Bill is welcomed home in Heaven by his parents are Brothers. Fly High Bill The Zizelmans Rex Zelda and Terry.❤️

Sharon Barry (Smith)

December 1, 2018

Dear Cousins,
I am so sad to hear about the death of Bill. He was always welcoming, happy and loving to me and my family. His smile and sense of humor are attributes of his I always looked forward too. I loved spending time with your family. I remember all the Christmas and summer visits when we had family reunions. Your family was special to me and my siblings all of our lives. Jack, Carol, Marilyn, Joe and myself will always remember the many times love and caring was shared by us all.
Your family could always see the good and love in our hearts even when life was hard. Our family could forget the bad times when you guys were around. I love you all and I am sorry I cannot be with you this week. Love Sharon, Cliff, Colleen and Sean Barry

John Wolters

December 1, 2018

Angie and the Kiser family
When I think of Bill, everyone was always welcome and he always had plenty of food and cheer. I will miss Bill . John Wolters Maria Stein, Oh

Edward Schultz - Associated Buyers Inc.

December 1, 2018

To the Family of William Joseph Kiser

May loving memories bring comfort to you in this time of sadness.

With Deepest Sympathy
Associated Buyers Employees and Their Families
Edward, Sandra and Donald L. Schultz

Linda Tille

November 30, 2018

Angie and family,
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a great guy so full of life with so much compassion for others. His jokes and laughter will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.