Roll of Honor

Donald Mark Kisner

Donald Mark Kisner

  • Chief
  • Hurley Fire Protection District
  • Missouri
  • Age: 74
  • Year of Death: 2022

Donald Mark Kisner was born February 2, 1948, in Fairmont, West Virginia, to John and Claude (Knotts) Kisner.

On December 7, 1967, Mark joined the U.S. Army, where he became a radar operator, serving a tour in Vietnam and receiving several medals. He was honorably discharged on October 20, 1969.

Mark married Connie North in 1977, and the newlyweds moved to Hurley, Missouri. In 1979, he joined the Hurley Fire Protection District as a volunteer and later became a fire chief for several years. Mark was more than a fire chief. He was an active member in his community, the Hurley Saddle Club, and the Stone County Citizens in Action. He operated the American Pride Food Service, where he enjoyed cooking at community events. He worked at Clever Mill for 20 years and was the owner and operator of the Spring Valley Stock Farm. He spent the last four years driving for Hillhouse Pump Service.

He was a husband, a father, a brother, a veteran, a counselor, and a leader. Through the Hurley Fire Auxiliary, Mark donated money to the school lunch program so that no child went without a hot meal. He delivered food baskets to those in need at the holidays and was at community fundraising benefits to help fellow community members.

Mark enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, visiting family in West Virginia, and being with family and friends. He also had experience working on vehicles and kept them in good condition.

Hurley Fire Chief Mark Kisner was devoted to the people of Hurley and paid the ultimate sacrifice due to a battle with COVID-19.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Connie Kisner; two sons, Jason and Steven Kisner; a daughter, Jamie Bolin; two brothers, Michael Kisner of Texas and Timothy (Susie) Kisner of North Carolina; one sister, Rebecca Edwards of West Virginia; and a host of nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his family and friends.

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