Eileen V. RisseEileen V. Risse, 94 formerly of Bovey died on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in the Grand Village Lodge, Grand Rapids.
Eileen V. Risse, 94 formerly of Bovey died on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in the Grand Village Lodge, Grand Rapids.
She was born Jan. 30, 1919 in Bigfork, she was the daughter of Zadok A. and Edith M. (Swanson) Cochran.
Eileen was a Grand Rapids High School Graduate and attended Itasca Community College. Eileen and John C. Risse were married on June 22, 1940 in Bovey. Eileen had worked at the Itasca Memorial Hospital from 1937 until her retirement in 1969. She started as a nurse’s aide and later became a licensed practical nurse.
She was a member of the Bethel – Trinity Lutheran Church of Bovey, a longtime member of the Bovey Women of the Moose, a Past Senior Regent of the Loyal Order of Moose, a recipient of the Red Stole, and was an avid bowler. Eileen was also a member of many bridge clubs and loved hugs.
Her parents, Zadok and Edith Cochran; her husband, John in 2001; two sisters, Grace and Ruby; and three brothers, Morgan, Billy, and Stafford preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Andrea (David “Butch”) Peterson of Coleraine, John “Jack” (Carolyn) Risse of Virginia, and Jeanne (Pete) Thornton of Coleraine; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a brother, Levi (Marge) Cochran of California; and a sister, Arlos Rasner of Washington State.
VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 in the Peterson Funeral Chapel of Coleraine and will continue from 10 a.m. until the 11 am. funeral service on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the Bethel – Trinity Lutheran Church, Bovey. To leave an online condolence, please go to petersonfuneralchapelofcoleraine.com.
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