Clarence H. Risser, 88, farmer, attended Erb Mennonite Church, was married 65 years

By on June 18, 2014
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Clarence H. Risser, 88, of Lititz, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Richland Christian Home, Lebanon County.

He was born in Clay Township to the late Christ and Anna (Hernly) Risser and was the husband of Marian (High) Risser with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

Clarence was a member of Erb Mennonite Church, Lititz. He enjoyed reading, bird watching, playing games and traveling doing mission work. During his working years he was a farmer and he had also worked for 21 years as a welder/fabricator for Aggregates Equipment, Inc. He also volunteered at the Ephrata Re-Uzit Shop.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Carl H. Risser of New Holland, Clarence, Jr., husband of Denise (Burkholder) Risser of Denver; five daughters: Anna Ruth, wife of Ernest Zimmerman of Belle Rive, Ill., Jane, wife of Jonas S. Nolt of Lititz, June L. Risser of Lititz, Barbara, wife of Timothy Aument of Lititz, Joyce, wife of Mervin Zimmerman of Dahlgren, Ill.; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a brother: Paul Risser of Lititz; twin sister: Arlene Risser of Lebanon; a sister-in-law: Rachel Risser of Washington Boro.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Jewel Nolt; five sisters: Edna Sauder, Louella Ebersole, Miriam Martin, Esther Ebersole, infant sister, Ruth Risser; a brother: Samuel Risser.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 19. from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. 9th St., Akron. An additional viewing will be held on Friday, June 20, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the Erb Mennonite Church, 567 W. Lexington Rd., Lititz, followed by his funeral service at 10 a.m., with Pastors Lester Zimmerman, Mike Zimmerman and Will Shertzer. Interment will take place in the Erb Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Clarence’s memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or Friendship Community 1149 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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