Contributed by Jody Doran & B.J. Kemme
THE REMAINS OF EDWARD KISSER OF TOWER IS FOUND
BONES OF MISSING MAN ARE FOUND AFTER DISAPEARANCE OF FOUR YEARS
Coroner�s Jury Renders a Verdict of �Cause of Death is Unknown�
A quiet service attended only by members of the family and officiated by Rev. E.
N. Burt was held Thursday afternoon at Chancy�s Funeral Chapel for Edward Kisser of
Tower, whose remains were found Wednesday in Waverly by his brother, John Kisser,
who was hunting rabbits. Edward Kisser left home in July four years ago to go hunting armed with a 25-29 rifle.
When he failed to return a search was made for him but he could not be found and his
disappearance remained a mystery until the disclosure on Wednesday. The brother, John
while hunting discovered an old pair of shoes and a rifle which aroused his curiosity.
Further examination proved the gun to be his brother�s. He rushed home and returned to
the spot with another brother William Kisser and after a short time came upon the human
bones. Deputy Sheriff Malcolm McNeil and Dr. R. N. Monfort were summoned and
Justice Joseph Van Zant of Tower ordered an inquest at the spot where the bones were
found. It was between Black River and the Millmine place in an area frequented by
hunters. A coroner�s jury composed of Lawrence Brady, Otis Vargason, Leonard Johnson,
Frank Covell, Ray Haffner, and Archie Gettsmyer rendered a verdict of �Death by means
unknown�. Edward Kisser was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kisser. He was 31 years old at
the time of his death. H was born at Topinabee and his parents moved to Tower when he
was six months old. He lived there until his death. His mother, Mrs. Louis Kisser, Tower, a sister, Mrs. Josephine Painter of
Muskegon, three brothers, Julius of Pigeon River CCC camp, John and William of Tower
survive. � Onaway Outlook January 7, 1937