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Scott A. Kisling
Apr 7, 2014 - Staff
Scott A. Kisling, 86, of Riverton, died on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin. A viewing will be held 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Davis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8at Trinity Lutheran Church, with The Rev. Vernon Boehlke officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Scott Allen Kisling was born Sept. 2, 1927. in Morrill, Neb., to Jonathan S. and Gladys (Bayne) Kisling. He graduated from Pavillion High School in 1945. In August after graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during WWII, he was honorably discharged. He was of the Lutheran faith and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Riverton. On Sept. 9, 1948, he married his wife of 65 years, Wilma Caroline Weitzel. Together they raised two boys on a farm in the Pavillion area. While he was farming, he drove truck for Midwest Coast for three years and worked for Midvale Irrigation District for 22 years. He then retired and spent 12 winters in Casa Grande, Ariz. He worked for the Hocom Irrigation District while in Arizona. In his younger years before the farm, he drove truck for Dick Truck Lines, ran heavy equipment in construction, and was a guide in the Dubois are. He was a member of the American Legion. After his retirement his family said that he enjoyed fishing, hunting, cards and bingo. He loved being around his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Kisling of Riverton; his sons, Allen "Bud" Kisling and his wife Susan of Pavillion and Scott "Butch" Kisling and his wife Lisa of Lander; his grandchildren, Brock, Kyle, Jeremy, Dustin, Brigett, Amy, Hayden and Kaylee; his great grandchildren, Kaden, Carson, Peyton, Trindan, Addison, Shelby, Ashland, and Brecken. Also surviving are sisters, Wilma Kasper and Marie House of Post Falls, Idaho, a sister-in-law, Mary Morrison and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonathan Kisling and Gladys and Mike Morrison; his brother, Virgil Morrison; and his sisters, June and Kathy. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or School in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St. in Riverton. Online condolences for the family may be made at TheDavisFuneralHome.com www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.