Dorothy Anne Kisting, Janesville, WI (1942-2014)
July 7, 1942 - January 7, 2014
Dorothy Anne Kisting, age 71, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, after a long and courageous battle against cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born on July 7, 1942, in Janesville, the daughter of Wilbert T. and Dorothy J. (Topliss) Byrne. She was a proud graduate of Mercy School of Nursing, and especially devoted herself to the care of new mothers, and babies for over 40 years. Her compassion towards others was the cornerstone of her nursing career. She was united in marriage with Lawrence H. Kisting in Janesville, on June 4, 1966, and together they raised four children. Her family was the light of her life. She adored her five grandsons and was so very proud of their accomplishments, and was delighted in having one very precious granddaughter. Dorothy spent countless hours attending their sporting and school events and talking with them on the phone.
Dorothy will be sadly missed by her husband, Lawrence Kisting; four children: Kurt (Jody) Kieser Kisting of Savage, MN, Kim (Jon) Van Brocklin of Stoughton, Christopher (Laura) Kisting of Edgerton, and Craig (Lori) Kisting of Janesville; her five grandsons: Samuel, Nolan, Max, Ryan and Shane Kisting; granddaughter, Astrid Kieser Kisting; three siblings: Harry Byrne of Wethersfield, CT, Joan Byrne Cavitch of Cambridge, MA, and William (Nancy) Byrne of Janesville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Kathleen Mowry.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at ST. JOHN VIANNEY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH with Msgr. Donn Heiar officiating. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at the CHURCH. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Dorothy’s name to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
Dorothy’s family would like to extend their gratitude and affection to Dr.’s Dale Miller, Edwin Prendergast, and Michael Rainiero, the amazing nurses and staff at Dean St. Mary’s Oncology Clinic, and friends and family who extended emotional support to Dorothy over the past 3 ½ years amid her battle against cancer.