In memory of In Memory of Harlan (Put) Dale Rissler.
Born: July 16, 1926 Died: December 5, 2008
Harlan Dale Rissler, 82, of Charleston, Ill. passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at his
home. He was born July 16, 1926 in Clay County, son of Harlan M. and Cleo F. Hepler Rissler.
He married Florence Irene Diel, at the first Baptist Church, Reelsville, July 6, 1947 and
she survives. Mr. Rissler was a member of First Baptist Church of Charleston, as well as
being a life member of Paul McVey V.F.W. Post #1592. He also held memberships in the
Masonic Lodge and the Elks. He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the Asian
Pacific Theater of operations aboard the U.S.S. Guilford as an amphibious driver landing
He was a Purdue University graduate and retired from Sun Oil Company as an engineer.
He was very family-oriented, never met a stranger and was always joking.
Also surviving are children Cheri Cooper and husband Larry of Charleston, Brad Rissler
and wife Debbie of Argenta, Ill. and Debbie Smith of Charleston, eight grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother.
A graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8 at Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery, with Pastor
Pat Murphy officiating. His memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at the First
Baptist Church, 2800 University Drive, Charleston. There will be no calling. Arrangements are
being handled by Caudill-King Funeral Home of Charleston. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Lincolnland Hospice.
Florence Irene Diel Rissler
First Babtist Church, Charleston, IL
Boone-Hutcheson Cemetary, Putnam County, IN
by: Linda Lee Frye Easton, Cousin