Fritz Risner

Fritz Risner, 84, of Lawton, IN passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at his home.  He was born on December 5, 1936 in North Judson, IN to the late Huston and Lewie [Marshall] Risner.  Fritz married Patricia Nies on July 21, 1973 in Winamac, IN.  He was a retired truck driver.  Fritz was an outdoorsman and especially loved fishing, gardening, and mowing.  He also enjoyed tinkering on anything and everything.  Fritz was a loving and devoted husband, daddy, and grandpa.  He had an infectious laugh and enjoyed getting the last word in.  Fritz will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.   


He is survived by:

Patricia [Nies] Risner, Lawton, IN Wife

Tammy (Timothy) Tilton, Leesburg, IN Daughter

Sherry Risner, South Carolina Daughter

Debora (Brian) Johnson, Lafayette, IN Daughter

Opal Jean Rogers, Rochester, IN Daughter

Adam Risner, Lawton, IN Son

13 Grandchildren

11 Great Grandchildren

Alfurd Risner, Michigan City, IN Brother

Glenda Deshon, Kansas City, KS Sister

Evelyn Raby, Missouri Sister

Geneva Bilek, Michigan City, IN Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Huston and Lewie [Marshall] Risner, Parents

Dean Adams, Son

Fritz Risner, Jr., Son

3 Great Grandchildren

Ilean Collins, Sister

Genus Tague, Sister

Ettazene Peck, Sister

Harold Huston Risner, Brother

Nelson Grey Risner, Brother



Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EST December 29, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.  Guests can schedule a time to come to visitation at or by calling 574-946-3222.


Private Funeral Services will be held at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Pastor Tim Lee officiating. 


Private Burial will take place at Paul’s Chapel Cemetery in Winamac, IN.


Memorial Contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.