Lester G. Risser, 90

December 01, 2008

OCT. 11, 1918-NOV. 30, 2008

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Lester G. Risser, 90, of Corner Road, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Menno Haven Nursing Center, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Oct. 11, 1918, in Brunnerville, Pa., he was the son of the late David and Mabel Greenly Risser.

He was a lifelong farmer.

He attended Mercersburg Mennonite Church, where he was a church chorister.

He is survived by his wife, Florence Horning Risser, whom he married June 15, 1940; three daughters, Joan Bachmeyer of Winnipeg, Canada, Helen Leatherman of Tamaqua, Pa., and Alice Kauffman of Marietta, Pa.; four sons, Stanley H. Risser of Lebanon, Pa., Nelson H. Risser of Lancaster, Pa., Lester H. Risser of St. Thomas, Pa., and Jason H. Risser of Nampa, Idaho; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Mercersburg Mennonite Church. The Revs. Allen R. Eshelman and Lloyd W. Gingrich will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.


Viewing will be two hours prior to the services Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.

Arrangements by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.

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