Kim L. Streisel, 59, passed away February 19, 2013, surrounded by loved ones in Tavares, Florida.
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She was born Dec. 16, 1953, in Cleveland, Ohio to Jane (Baumgartner) and William Gichenko. Kim was a resident of both Newbury, Ohio and Tavares, Florida.
Mrs. Streisel was a 1972 graduate of Newbury Schools and obtained her RN degree from Lakeland Community College. Kim's poetic and artistic nature brought joy to many of her friends and family. Kim loved being with her grandchildren more than anything.
She is survived by her husband, Steve of Newbury; daughter, Jane (Salvatore) Kitko of Newbury; three grandchildren, Salvatore, Kataryna, and Dante Kitko of Newbury; mother, Jane (Gichenko) Porter of Newbury; brother, William (Georgia) Gichenko; sisters, Jill (Trapper) Carter and Gretchen (Rich) Wolfe. Kim is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Kim was preceded in death by her father, William Gichenko.
A private family memorial service will be held at New Mercies Community Church.
Contributions in Kim's name may be made to RSD/CRPS Treatment Center and Research Institute, 1910 East Busch Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33612.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Mar. 16, 2013