Eleanor L. (Burkhart) Risser

December 21, 1938 ~ August 1, 2018 (age 79)


   PANDORA - Eleanor L. Risser, 79, of Pandora died at 9:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Mercy Health St. Rita's, Lima.

   She was born December 21, 1938 in Bluffton to the late Stanley and Janice (Packman) Burkhart.  Her husband, Charles Risser preceded her in death.

   Survivors include 3 daughters, Nita (Roger) Maag of Columbus Grove, Rita (Fred) Follas of McComb, and Lita (Kenny) Siefker of Ottawa; 6 grandchildren, Andy (Jennifer) Maag, Brady Maag, Brynn Follas, Jamison (Antonia) Siefker, Jessica (Brandon) Halsey, and Jeff (Alaina David) Siefker; 4 great-grandchildren and one on the way; a sister-in-law, Grace Burkhart of Pandora.  She was preceded in death by a brother, J.D. Burkhart.

   Eleanor was a retired nurse.  She was a Putnam County Fair Board Member for 36 years and past Matron of the Grove Chapter #527 O.E.S.

   A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Agricultural Society Harness Racing, PO Box 47, Ottawa, OH  45875.

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Celebration of Life
August 5, 2018

12:00 PM
Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Columbus Grove

August 5, 2018

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Columbus Grove

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