Obit: Riske, Ernest (1876 - 1954)
Surnames: Riske, Hoffmann, Romans, Luether, Prechnel, Aderhold, Riese, Schmidt, Mandel, Baumgart, Luther, Cartwright, Meyer, Leisinger
Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 11/18/1954
Riske, Ernest (22 Dec. 1876 - Nov. 1954)
Funeral services for Ernest Riske of Unity who died at the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital at the age of 75 years of a heart attack were held Saturday afternoon at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby, Wis., Rev. O. Hoffmann, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, officiating and internment was made in the Loyal cemetery. Pall bearers were Woodrow Romans, Adolph Luether, Otto Prechel, Henry Aderhold, Herman Riese and Paul Schmidt. Flowers were in charge of Leona Mandel, Ruth Schmidt, Rosie Baumgart, Theresa Prechel, Clara Luther and Esther Cartwright.
Mr. Riske was born on December 22, 1876, in Waupaca county. On January 4, 1911, he married Leona Meyer at Wausau. The couple moved onto a farm near Spencer about 40 years ago. The past 17 years, he made his home at Unity with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leisinger. Mrs. Riske died on September 15, 1947. Three sisters and a brother also preceded him in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Irene) Leisinger of Unity and a brother, William Riske of Manawa.
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