Ellsworth Devon Risser
Ellsworth "Tiny" Devon Risser, 78, Wakarusa, died at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Miller's Merry Manor.
He was born July 13, 1941, in Elkhart County, to Devon and Florence (Shaum) Risser.
On July 21, 1962, he married Evelyn (Evers) Risser.
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn, Wakarusa; children, Michele (Jody) Schalliol, Nappanee, and Myron (Mary) Risser, Elkhart; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Connie (Greg) Ferrier, Niles, Michigan; and brother, Wayne (Etta) Risser, Elkhart.
Preceding him in death are his parents and a sister, Karen Kaminawaish.
Ellsworth was graduate of Bethany Christian High School and a member of Olive Mennonite Church. He worked as a meat cutter at Universal Co-op, Goshen.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, Jan. 14, all at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 C.R. 3, Elkhart. Pastors Philip Leichty and Kevin Yoder will officiate.
Burial will be in Olive (West) Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be directed to Olive Mennonite Church.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements and online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.
Published on January 10, 2020


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Belinda Smith
Jan 18, 2020
I was saddened to here about his death today. I bring my dog to visit all the residents at Miller's Merry Manor a couple times a month and even though his wife doesn't speak, she always gave us such big smiles.
Mary Jean (Newcomer) Troyer
Jan 12, 2020
I was saddened to hear of the loss of Ellsworth. I have good memories of when the Risser family lived just around the corner from us out in the country. Sometimes when Marvin and I went to IN I would call him and ask questions about things of the past and he would normally say I remembered correctly. He had a remarkable memory! We visited him a few years ago in the nursing home and I noticed all the pictures on the walls, told him they looked like those that hung in his grandparent's (Will & Lulu Risser) home and he proceeded to tell me who all the people were. I also have memories of visiting his other grandparent's (Warren & Amy Shaum). That is telling my age, too. Our prayers a...re with your family during this time.Read more
Harvey & Carolyn Hochstetler
Jan 11, 2020
So sorry to hear about the passing of Ellsworth! The Risser Family has had a lot of losses in the past few weeks! I remember visiting in the Risser household many times when we were all young children. After we married and I worked with Evelyn at LuAnn Nursing Home, we enjoyed visiting in Ellsworth & Evelyn’s home. Many years after we moved to Canada we would still get together when we were in IN. Please accept our condolences to all of you! You are in our prayers!
Kathy Boothe (MMM)
Jan 11, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I've known Tiny many years, worked with Evelyn years ago. He will be missed.
Carla Freel
Jan 11, 2020
Good memories of Ellsworth at Locust Grove and Olive Church. Sending my condolences to Evelyn,Wayne and Etta Fern, along with rest of his family.