RIP: The Rev. Frank Earl Wismer III

Norwalk rector was a retired colonel in the US Army Reserve

Posted May 15, 2013

[Adzima Funeral Home] The Rev. Frank Earl Wismer III (Ret. Col. U.S. Army Reserve), age 65, of Stratford, beloved husband of Patricia McClaren Coller, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 in St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

The Rev. Wismer, Vicar of Christ Episcopal Church in Norwalk, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Nancy Macfarland Wismer of PA, and the late Frank E. Wismer. He was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth and Yale Divinity School, and has been ordained in the Episcopal Church for forty years, serving parishes in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. He was also retired from the U.S. Army Reserve, serving his country for 25 years, which included deployments in Iraq and Kuwait.

Frank was a Bagpiper and was an avid collector of Antique Cars and a member of the Connecticut Seaport Car Club. Survivors in addition to his beloved wife and mother include his children Jennifer and Zachary Wismer of Delaware, a sister Meg Wismer, and a niece Beckie Licwinko and great-nephew Aedan, of PA, 2 step children Casey Coller and his wife Grace of MA, and Stephanie Denig and her husband Nicholas of Stratford, and 2 step-grandchildren Sydney and Rose. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, May 18th at 11 am in Christ Episcopal Church 2 Emerson Street East Norwalk; CT.

Interment with Full Military Honors will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a time to be announced. Friends may call on Friday from 4-7 p.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations to Christ Church 2 Emerson St East Norwalk, CT. 06855