Matthew C. Risse, 89

Matthew C. Risse, 89, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at his daughter's home.

He was born September 28, 1924 in Montry, Nebraska to Bennett and Mary (Lock) Risse.

On May 31, 1945 he was united in marriage to Lauretta A. Christensen in Martin, South Dakota.

They lived in Alliance form 1951 to 1970 when they moved to Deadwood, SD. They returned to Alliance in 1983. He was retired from Burlington-Northern Railroad and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He is survived by his daughters, Connie Laing of Alliance and Jeanne (Bill) Ray of Lincoln; his grandchildren, Andrea Tindle of Gering, Gwen Johannes of Scottsbluff, Jenelle Miller of Mission Viejo, CA, Chere Wehling of Kearney and Mick Ray of Douglas, Nebraska; and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Bernadine Smith of Alliance and Roseann Jacquot of California, and his brother, Art Risse of Martin, SD.

He was preceded in by his parents and his wife, 3 sisters and 1 brother.

A graveside service will be held this spring at the Alliance Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in care of the family at, 1104 Niobrara Ave., Alliance, Nebraska, 69301.

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