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Obituary for Stephenson Risner

Stephenson Risner, age 66, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Steve was born on January 27, 1952 in Plainwell to Benjamin and Osie (Marshall) Riser. He is a lifelong resident of the Orangeville community where his likable personality lead to him making many friends. Steve liked to tinker with small projects and his drone. He loved music, and especially loved singing karaoke. He was lovingly cared for by his dear sisters. Steve is survived by his son, Johnny Risner; daughters, Julie Risner, Ruby Risner; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Garnet Blauvelt, Josephine Conley, Dorothy McEntyre, Jane Elkins, Lorena Sizemore; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Theresa Risner, Rachel Elkins, Eleanor Bacon, Darlene Hatfield, Venus Marshall, and Edizene Heffner; and a brother, Roger Risner. Friends and relatives may meet with Steve’s family on Tuesday, January 22 from 10 to 11 A.M. at the Orangeville Pentecostal Church where a funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence for Steve’s family.