Mitchell Ray Kiser



Mitch’s journey began March 19, 1954 in Tacoma, where he was born to parents Ray and Eulene Kiser. He died May 26 at age 66 after his cancer finally won.

Raised alongside his sister, Mitch spent his childhood in El Sobrante, California. He returned with his family to the Tacoma area where he began building a life of his own.

He met his bride of 36 years, Brenda, and together they found their place on the Key Peninsula where they raised two amazing children, Travis and Shannon. During that time, he was honored with the title “Pops” and shared his heart with so many of his other “kids.”

Mitch was part of a small family business until the day he retired. From there he became a part of the community where he created lasting friendships and, most importantly, became “Papa” to grandchildren Jemma and James. 

Mitch had many talents and skills, but welding and tinkering were his favorite. He took pride in his home and his creations can be seen all around the yard. His laugh was always genuine, his kindness and generosity were extreme, and his beer was always cold. 

Preceded in death by his father, Mitch leaves behind his mother, sister, wife, children, grandchildren and a plethora of extended family and friends to mourn his loss.

A gathering in his honor will be held at a later date.