THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mary A. Risner
Issue Date: April 2, 2014
Mary A. Risner, 70, of Coleman passed away Tuesday, March 25, after a brief battle with cancer at her home, with her family at her side.
Born to the late George and Frances (Nondorf) Farrell Sept. 14, 1943 in Lena, she married Gerald Risner Aug. 14, 1964 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Wausaukee. The couple farmed in the Coleman area since 1968 and she retired from the Peshtigo Post Office in 2009.
She enjoyed gardening, flowers, traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman.
Surviving are her husband, Gerald; two children, Ross (Jori) Risner, Coleman and Kelly (Steve) Heroux, Peshtigo; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ray (Nancy) Farrell, Crystal Falls, Mi. and Henry Farrell, Pound and a sister, Mabel Zeitler, Pound.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Risner and a brother, George Farrell.
Relatives and friends called at St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman, Monday, March 31 from noon until the time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. Fr. Donald Burkart officiated with burial in St. Matthew Cemetery, Town of Pound. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman assisted the family with arrangements.