THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Norine A. Risner
Norine A. (Mrs. Elmer) Risner, 72, of Pound died Tuesday, April 7 at Rennes Health Center-West, Peshtigo, following a long illness.
The daughter of the late John and Leona (Neumeg) Cookson was born on Dec. 29, 1936 in Antigo. She resided in West Allis until moving to Coleman in 1968 and married Elmer Risner on March 6, 1974.
She was manager of the Equity Community Hall on Highway 64 in the Town of Pound. She enjoyed spending time with family, cooking, playing cards and traveling. She was an active member of St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Town of Beaver.
Surviving are her husband, Elmer Risner of Pound; six children, Mrs. Richard (Karen) Gendron and Susan Pelner, both of Coleman, Richard (Karen) Pelner of Pound, Mrs. Kert (Linda) Pagel of Little Suamico, David Pelner of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Villas of Menominee, Mi.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Paul (Karma) Boardman of Olympia, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters and a brother; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Friends may call at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Highway 64, Town of Beaver from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. Rev. Mark Hannemann will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman is assisting the family with the arrangements.