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Michael John Risch

June 20, 1951 August 18, 2019
Michael John Risch
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Obituary for Michael John Risch

EDGERTON—Michael “Mike” J. Risch, age 68, of Edgerton, died on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Evansville Manor. He was born in Edgerton on June 20, 1951, the son of Raymond C. and Lois C. (Schmeling) Risch and was a 1969 graduate of Edgerton High School. Mike was self-employed most of his life, he was the former bar owner of The Oats Bin and also a truck driver. He had a lifelong involvement with horses and enjoyed going on trail rides, where he picked up many lifetime friendships along the way. His family also shared in Mike’s love of horses and he was proud that his son and wife, Connie and grandchildren picked up the same passion he had for horses and dogs and later in life enjoyed golfing. He was a member of Central Lutheran Church, Edgerton.

Mike is survived by his son, John (Connie) Risch of Viola, WI; 2 grandsons; Brett Otten of Buffalo, MN and Dakota Risch of Edgerton, granddaughter, Shayna Risch of Edgerton; brother, Douglas (Patty) Risch of Dodgeville, 2 sisters; Sandra Balas and Sue (Jim) Oren both of Edgerton; uncle, David (Nita) Risch of Janesville; special friend, Diana “Dolly” Weber of Brooklyn, WI; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Timothy Risch; grandparents: Jim and Zona Risch and Clarence and Anna Schmeling.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019, at APFEL EHLERT FUNERAL HOME, Edgerton 315 Lord St. (Hwy 51) with Rev. Eric Jelinek officiating. Burial will be at Jenson Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at APFEL EHLERT FUNERAL HOME and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. An additional Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at TWO BROTHERS, Edgerton, beginning at 2:00 p.m. For on-line condolences and registry: www.apfelfuneral.com

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Vernon Memorial Hospice of Viroqua, Agrace HospiceCare of Janesville, and the Evansville Manor for the loving care given to Mike.


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Visitation

Thursday

22

Aug

4:00 PM 8/22/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/22/2019 7:00:00 PM
Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home

315 Lord Street
Edgerton, Wi 53534

An additional visitation will take place on Friday at the Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service.

Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home
315 Lord Street Edgerton 53534 Wi
United States

Service

Friday

23

Aug

11:00 AM 8/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home

315 Lord Street
Edgerton, Wi 53534

An additional visitation will take place on Friday at the Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service.

Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home
315 Lord Street Edgerton 53534 Wi
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Jenson Cemetery Final Resting Place

2004 S. Main St.
100 W. Rollin St.
Edgerton, WI 53534

2004 S. Main St. Edgerton 53534 WI
United States
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