Richard W. "'Dick'" Risner

September 2, 1944 - January 2, 2021
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Richard W. ‘Dick’ Risner, age 76 of Harrod, passed away from complications of Covid 19 at 1:08 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 at ProMedica, Toledo Hospital. He was born September 2, 1944 at home in rural Alger, Ohio to the late Frank M. and Dorothy Patrick Risner. On June 28, 2020 he celebrated 5o years of marriage with his wife Barbara J. Hale Risner, who survives.

After retirement from Ford Motor Company, Dick worked at Colonial Golfers Club. He played golf every possible day with his golfing buddies, Mike R. Gary, Barry, Harvie, Butch, Dick, David David, and Mike H. While serving 4 years in the U. S. Air Force, he played all over Europe on the World Air Force basketball team.

He faithfully played Jeopardy every evening and also enjoyed watching Spongebob. He loved coaching and mentoring his children, grandchildren and students at Upper Scioto Valley School and never missed a game or event with his children and grandchildren. Most precious to him was time spent with his family.

Survivors also include a son – Joshua Risner of Alger; a daughter – Jade (Jerry) Keith of Alger; 4 grandchildren – Keegan Keith, Kolton Keith, Karsen Keith, and Laina Risner; 2 brothers – Charles Risner of Alger; Ronald (Sue) Risner of Alger; and a sister – Phyllis Coburn of Findlay; and a special surrogate son – Daryl Stephens.

He was preceded in death by a son – Jared W. Risner who passed January 16, 2019.

Due to the pandemic, no visitation or services are planned. The family does not want anyone to get sick and would like to help prevent any other family from the heartache of losing one of their members. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or to the Needy Student Fund at Upper Scioto Valley.

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Born: September 2, 1944
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Bill ingle posted on 1/8/21

As I knew Dick from all the years at golf course he will be missed by many . Bill Ingle


Jan Gore posted on 1/8/21

I didn’t know Dick, but Bonnie was my sister in law, married to my brother John, and also stories from Hahna. She talked about Barb and her family every time we were together. I’m so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at such a difficult time. ❤️❤️


Stephanie Mullett Cotterman posted on 1/8/21

So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I will always think of him coming to dads to have his cars repaired. Such a nice, caring man who will always be remembered. Prayers of peace and comfort for you Barb and family.


Becky England posted on 1/7/21

I am so sorry Barb and family. Dick was so much a part of our past memories. Prayers and hugs❤️❤️❤️ I’m still trying to accept his passing. Love you all and prayers and love to all of you.


Nathan, Melissa and Jadzia Marshall posted on 1/7/21

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our family wishes your family the greatest sympathies and love during this terrible time. Our hearts are with you always.


Thomas Ellis posted on 1/7/21

So sorry to hear that Dick has passed... He and I were classmates at Alger in the class of 1962 and I later encounter Dick at several Military Bases around the globe during our tenures in the military... He will be missed by many. My condolences to you and your family...


Betty Sanders posted on 1/7/21

Extremely sorry for the family .I remember him as kind happy go lucky ,and always playing basketball and singing .He married a beautiful woman who he loved very much.


Stinson posted on 1/6/21

Was always great help with sports helping Daryl . Sorry for your loss


Jeff and Carla Ewing posted on 1/6/21

Barb, we are so sorry for you loss. May God bless you and heal your pain at this time. Jeff always loved your entire family as he ran around and grew up with Jared! Please accept our sincere sympathy at this time.. Jeff and Carla Ewing


Delmar and Linda Zeigler posted on 1/6/21

Many prayers for the family. He will be greatly missed.


Tina Ewing posted on 1/6/21

So sorry for the heartache you all are having to endure. Love, hugs and prayers to all of you.


Donna Castle posted on 1/6/21

Roger and I are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Roger has stories and all were good ones.