Charles William Riss passed away at Longmont United Hospital on December 26, 2012. Charles was born on March 9, l933, in Worthington, Minnesota, to Henry S. Riss and Margaret Eva McQuiston. He graduated from Worthington High School and Northrop Institute of Technology, Los Angeles, Calif. (as an electronic engineer) and worked in the aerospace field throughout his career. He was veteran of the Korean War and received the Purple Heart. In l956 he married Norma J. Gerber. He is survived by his wife, children: Pete Riss (Tina), Wendy Wilson (Randy), Marilyn Pinnick (Tim), Steve Riss, Dan Riss (Tina), Bill Riss (Dana), Tom Riss (Kathy), and Janis Boettger (Matt); and, nineteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are Brothers Art, Jim, Ray and Louis and sisters Avis, Alic and Louise. Proceeding him in death were his parents, brother, Clarence, and sisters, Irene and Donna. Visitation will be 6 PM to 8PM Friday Dec. 28, 2012 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with Vigil service at 7 PM. Mass of Resurrection will be 10 AM Saturday Dec. 29, 2012 at St John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Habitat for Humanity c/o Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneral chapel.com.
Published in Longmont Times-Call on Dec. 28, 2012