Irene Risser

Irene L. Risser, 97, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of East Peoria, IL passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Mesa Christian Health & Rehabilitation Center in Mesa.

She was born on October 8, 1922, in Ellery, IL the daughter of Milton and Flora Garman Hall. She married Ralph D. Risser on May 24, 1944 at the Post Chapel in Forest Field, TX.  He passed away on December 7, 2000 in Mesa, AZ.  One brother, Dale Hall; three sisters, Lorene Hall, Alene Hall and Ivalee Wilczewski also preceded her in death.

Surviving are three children, Dianne (Michael) Hoedel of Tucson, AZ; Ron (Jill) Risser of Mechanicsburg, PA; and Scott (Pam) Risser of San Antonio, TX.  Also surviving are six grandchildren, four step grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dean Hall of Santa Clarita, CA.

She was a member of the former Calvary Mennonite Church in Washington, IL.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2019 at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington.  Pastor Clayton Tinervin will officiate.  Visitation will be one-hour prior to her service.  Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington.  Memorials in her name may be given to Calvary Community Church. To share a memory or send a condolence for her family, visit