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Burton C. Risser, Sr


Last updated 2/8/2007 at Noon

Burton C. Risser, Sr., 95, passed away January 29, 2007 at Silverado Senior Living, Escondido, CA. He was born January 21, 1912 in Chicago, IL. Mr. Risser was a resident of Fallbrook for 10 years.

Mr. Risser was an insurance life underwriter for Prudential and Security Life Insurance Companies and retired in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, 1942-1945; was a graduate of Kansas University, B.A., class of 1933; received Charter Life Underwriter (C.L.U.) in 1950; was a past president of Salinas, CA Chamber of Commerce – 1972, past commissioner of Salinas Airport, member of St. John’s Anglican Church, Fallbrook, Salinas Elks Club for 49 years, Fallbrook Rotary Club and the Barber Shoppers.

Mr. Risser was preceded in death by his parents Wade & Lillian Risser in 1965 & 1981; wives Bernice Risser, Nellie Risser and Virginia G. Risser. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Karen Risser Gideon & Ron Gideon, Fullerton, CA; sons and daughter-in-law Douglas Risser, Fallbrook and Burton Jr. & Sheila Risser, Fallbrook; sisters and brother-in-law Carol Yochim, Santa Clarita, CA and Betty Risser Westoff & William Westoff, Dallas, TX; brother & sister-in-law Warren & Virginia Risser, Santa Barbara, CA; grandchildren Philip Risser, San Francisco & Eric Risser, Skillman, NJ; and great-grandchildren Ava and Sophie Risser, Skillman, NJ.

A memorial service will be held Saturday February 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church, Fallbrook. Burial with military honors will take place at Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery on Wednesday February 14, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

Donations may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church Building Fund, 434 N. Iowa St. Fallbrook, CA 92028.

Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary handled the arrangements.


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