MOUNT PULASKI -- Walter Ray
Richner, 79, of Mount Pulaski, died Saturday, April 21, 2013, at
9:30 a.m. at his home.
(Below is the obituary from the funeral home.)
Mt. Pulaski- Walter Ray Richner, 79, of Mt. Pulaski
passed away on Saturday, April 20, 213 at home with
his family at his bedside. He was born to Walter and
Josephine Gardner Richner on October 25, 1933.
Ray graduated from the University of Illinois in
1955 then served two years in the United States
He then returned to Chestnut to work the family farm
until his retirement.
Ray is survived by his wife, Jo, of 58 years; son:
Michael (Jennifer) of Mt. Pulaski, daughter: Leigh
Ann (Mark) Whitson of Arcola; grandsons: Adam
(Michelle) Whitson of Cibolo, Texas, Joshua (Jaimee)
Whitson of Tuscola; Justin (Michelle) Richner of St.
Louis, Mo.; great grandchildren: Ava and Beau
Whitson and Lauren Whitson. his brother: Francis
Neil (Maggie) Richner of Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two
brothers: Darrell and Marvin, infant sister Betty
Jo, and one grandson Jason Richner.
A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, April
25, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in
Following the service the family is asking friends
to join them for a fellowship meal at the Chestnut
Family Restaurant at 5:00 p.m.
No Visitation is scheduled.
Private family burial will take place at a later
Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is assisting
the family with funeral arrangements.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude
to Memorial Home Services Hospice, Pastor Joel
Dietrich, and our good friends for their help in
getting through this very difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
Memorial Home Services Hospice, the Chestnut Zion
Lutheran Church, or donor's choice.