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Harold H. "Ben" Risher, 1912-1996

Centerville Daily Iowegian - 17 July 1996
Harold H. (Ben) Risher, 84, of Mystic died Tuesday, July 16, 1996, at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital.

He was born Feb. 5, 1912, in Mystic, the son of Elmer and Cora (Hunt) Risher.

He married Marie Starcevich April 5, 1942, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Centerville. She preceded him in death Feb. 16, 1983.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Huffman and her husband, John, of Centerville; a brother, Clarence of Mystic; a sister, Edna Long of Rockford, Ill.; two grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Melvin.

He was a World War II veteran and belonged to the American Legion. He worked in mine and on construction.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, at the Lange Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Miller, C.PP.S officiating. A scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call all day Thursday. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery in Mystic.

A memorial has been established and may be left at the funeral home.
The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of this obituary to The Jerome Journal by Marion Zemo of Centerville, Iowa.

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