Lauretta A. Risse, 85

Lauretta A. Risse, 85, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Highland Park Care Center.

She was born June 23, 1927 in Verdigre, NE to Bennett and Mary (Block) Christensen.

On May 31, 1945 she was united in marriage to Matt C. Risse in Martin, South Dakota.

Lauretta has lived most of her life in Alliance with the exception of 13 years in Deadwood, SD. She was a member of the Alliance Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Matt, her daughters, Connie Laing of Alliance and Jeanne (Bill) Ray of Lincoln, NE, 5 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Alliance with Pastor Jim Nichols officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Prairie Haven Hospice, 2409 Box Butte Avenue, Alliance, NE 69301.

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