Pauline M. Risser, 93, Lititz H.S. grad, WWII vet, Wilbur Chocolate retiree, Coleman Memorial Chapel elder

By on January 10, 2018

Pauline M. (Zander) Risser, 93, of Pleasant View Retirement Community, formerly of Clay Township, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.

She was born in Manheim Township, and was the daughter of the late Elam E. and Mable M. (Steinman) Zander. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Risser, in 1993.

Pauline was a 1942 graduate of Lititz High School. After high school she entered into the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II with her brothers. She was a Pharmacist 3rd Mate. She retired from Wilbur Chocolate Factory after many enjoyable years hand making chocolate.

Pauline was an 80 year member of Coleman Memorial Chapel in Brickerville. She was an elder of the church. Pauline served as president of the Farm Women Society #3 and the Brickerville Leisure Hours Club. She was also a member of Brickerville Fire Company Auxiliary.

She is survived by five children: Sandra Risser Davis, wife of Jerry, of Lititz; Ruth Ann Haak, wife of Barry, of Palmyra; Robert M. Risser, husband of Pam, of Mahaffey; Daniel Z. Risser, husband of Robin, of Stevens; Dean Risser, husband of Barbara, of Ephrata; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister: Zelma Zander Shelly, of Brickerville.

She was preceded in death by brothers: Harold S. and Roy L. Zander.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Hoffer Auditorium, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held in Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Elizabeth Township, with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences, visit Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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