Risner, Herman

Written by David Green.

Herman Risner, 70, of Bryan, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at  Community Hospital in Bryan, Ohio.

He was born July 6, 1937, in Canandaigua, Mich., to William and Flossie (West) Risner.  He married Linda Kohli on June 16, 1963, in Fayette, Ohio, and she survives.

Herman retired from Ferro Thermoplastics in Stryker, Ohio, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed golfing and hunting.

Surviving Herman besides his wife, Linda, of Bryan are two daughters, Tonya (and Chris) Lantz of Fayette, Ohio, and Loretta (and Joe) Hall of Wauseon, Ohio; two sons, Rich (and Chris) Risner of Defiance, Ohio, and Kenny (and Beth) Risner of Bryan, Ohio; two sisters, Arlene (and Jerry) Divert of Jasper, Mich., and Lucille (and Raymond) Grubbs of West Unity, Ohio; one brother, Charles (and Lois) Risner of Adrian, Mich.; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Shelby Estes and Evelene Shay; three brothers, Albert, Junior “Red” and Dale Risner; and one daughter, Teresa Cook.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, with Pastor Jerry Tracy officiating.  Military interment by the Fulton County Honor Guard will follow at  Shiffler Cemetery in Jefferson Twp., Ohio. Visitation is scheduled from 4 until 8 p.m.  Thursday at the Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to the Kidney Dialysis Center in Defiance, Ohio.

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