Donald R. Risner
May 25, 1928-March 7, 2012
ARGOS — Donald R. Risner, 83, of Argos, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at home in the care of his loving family. He had been in failing health.
Don was born May 25, 1928 at Charleston, W.Va. to Isaac Risner and Dora Busby Risner.
He has been a resident of the Etna Green and Bourbon area the past 62 years. Don served in the United States Army during World War II from 1946–1947 and then finished his GED after his tour of duty.
Don was a used car salesman having car lots in Bourbon; he also served on the Bourbon Police Department 1959-1970 and had served as chief of police. His favorite love was fishing with his buddies and grandkids and the fishing trips they took. He enjoyed hunting, hunting for arrowheads, mowing his yard, writing poems of which he compiled a book and gardening. He was also known for his love of surveying Indian Burial and Camps sites in Marshall County which was also published in a book; Archaeological Survey of Marshall County.
He and his wife attended the Plymouth Wesleyan Church when he was able.
May 27, 1949 he joined in marriage to Dorothy Tyler who survives along with his four daughters; Vicky L. (Mrs. R. Mike) Muller of Lafayette, Linda M. (Mrs. Jerad) Sanders of Bourbon, Patricia K. Risner of South Bend and Kathleen Jo (Mrs. Brian) Adams of Polson, Mont. Don loved his 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Anthony Ketcham and his two sisters; Barbara Britt and Betty Short.
The family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. John Branch officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bourbon with Military Grave Side services by the Bourbon American Legion.
The family requests memorial contributions to: Marshall County Hospice and Palliative Care in his memory.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com.